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Forestry Tour 3: Johnson Farm, Thorndike
September 28, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us for the 3rd tour in our series, Working with Your Woodland.
Thursday, September 28, 3-5 p.m. – Johnson Farm, Thorndike. Landowners Travis and Katie Johnson will talk about management of their 400-acre farm in family ownership since the 1700s. Travis will describe his computerized timber inventory tracking system which increases his ability to track the value of his trees. He’ll also display the Wallenstein log trailer which enables him to adjust his harvest approach and respond to specialized forest product markets. Meet at Johnson Farm at 945 East Thorndike Road (changes from Works Road), approx. 2.5 miles west of Route 7 (Valley Road), just over the Thorndike/Jackson town line.
The tours are free and open to the public. They will involve walking in the woods and will occur rain or shine, so please dress for field conditions. Parking is limited so please consider carpooling if you can. For more information contact Aleta McKeage, Technical Director of Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District at 855-884-2284, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Morten Moesswilde, Midcoast District Forester with the Maine Forest Service, at 207-441-2895.