Woodland Stewardship Series: White Pine Management by Robbins Lumber
October 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday, October 25, 3:00-5:00 p.m. White Pine Management by Robbins Lumber, Searsmont – The Robbins Mill in Searsmont is not only a nationally known producer of white pine lumber. They also have been carefully managing their extensive lands (and some client ownerships), for high quality white pine logs and other products – for generations. Robbins Lumber foresters Nolan Steele and Mark Vannah will showcase some of their efforts to regenerate white pine seedlings, thin growing sawtimber stands, and harvest mature trees carefully to ensure future productivity of the land. Join us for this example of intensive, long-term white pine silviculture. If there is active logging we may get a chance to look at work in progress.
Meeting location TBA (Searsmont area).
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, but if you can please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you plan to attend so we can plan accordingly. The tour 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.