Don’t Miss Our Next Woodland Stewardship Tour Sept. 27th

Waldo County Soil & Water Conservation District and Maine Forest Service’s series of short field tours highlighting forest stewardship and conservation continues.

Thursday, September 27, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Tour of the Newell Tree Farm, Thorndike –  Join us for this multi-faceted tour of the 2018 Maine Outstanding Tree Farmer runner-up. Don Newell has been managing this property for multiple resources for decades, and his efforts are impressive. We’ll take a look at thinning & regeneration projects, as well as invasive plant control treatments, wildlife enhancements, and trail/bridge projects. In a short two hours we’ll only see a fraction of Don’s work, but easily enough to provide any landowner with ideas and inspiration for managing their own woodlands.

Meet at the Newell property, on Ward Hill Road, just over 0.5 miles east from Route 220, just before the Unity/Thorndike town line. Turn in at the Newell Tree Farm sign and park on either side of the driveway.

These workshops are open to the general public, as well as landowners, foresters, loggers, and others interested in the stewardship of trees and woodlands. They offer a brief, two-hour opportunity for observation, questions, and discussion.

This event is free and open to the public, and involves walking outdoors (moderate difficulty), and will occur rain, snow, or shine. Please dress for field conditions. For more information contact Aleta McKeage, Technical Director of Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District at 207-218-5311 or Morten Moesswilde, Midcoast District Forester with the Maine Forest Service, at 207-441-2895.