Women and Our Woods workshop 

Event Date: 
Sat, 07/30/2016 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Women and Our Woods Workshop for Women Woodland Owners

July 30, 2016, 9:00-4:00

Hidden Valley Nature Center  131 Egypt Rd., Jefferson, ME 04348

$45 ($40 for HVNC, Midcoast Conservancy, MOFGA, MFLT members)  

$25 Students    Scholarships available!!

Women and Our Woods

Empowering Maine’s women woodland owners to steward our forestlands

Chainsaw Safety for Women, Level 1 

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/21/2016 - 8:00am - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 4:00pm

Chainsaw Safety Level I:

Poison Hemlock: a deadly invasive plant 

by Bernie Williams, Plant Pest and Disease Specialist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Fire Adapted Communities 

There’s a new kid in town in the world of wildfire, known by the name of the Washington State Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network (WAFAC). 

When Should You Harvest Trees? 

This article was written for owners of woodlands managed for timber production.  There are several good reasons to harvest trees:

(1) The tree is “economically mature”…Merchantable trees are like money in the bank- the value of the annual growth of wood is like interest in a savings account. If the tree’s growth is not earning more than an acceptable rate of interest, it is time to cash it in. It usually has nothing to do with the age of the tree!

(2) The tree has become defective…Damage resulting from wind, lightning strikes or other trees falling into a tree will severely limit growth. Rot, cavities, and fungus growing on the tree are also signs of declining health.