Events

AFTER THE HARVEST, A WALK OF THE YANKEE WOODLOTgrassed roadway

9:30-Noon, Saturday, July 28

Meet at:

Somerset County Extension, 7 County Dr., off Back Road in Skowhegan

The Somerset County Soil and Water Conservation District, together with the Upper Kennebec Valley Chapter of Maine Woodland Owners and Maine Forest Service, invite you to join us for an informal walk of the most recent harvested area of the Yankee Woodlot in Skowhegan.  This is a great opportunity to see what and how the cut was done.  If time allows we will walk the harvest done the previous year, too.  We will discuss all things harvesting, such as the planning, contract, monitoring or any subject folks want to discuss.  Please be prepared for the weather.  No need to pre-register, and this event is free and open to everyone!

 

HAND TOOLS OF THE WOODLAND OWNER

1 – 4 PM, Wednesday, Aug. 15

Meet at:

Somerset County Extension, 7 County Dr., off Back Road in Skowhegan

For those that work in their woodlands the tools that are used is a long list. And the creative ways that some are used demonstrate that “Yankee Ingenuity.”  We thought it would be a good learning experience, as well as fun, to get folks together to show what tools they use and why.

We are speaking of hand tools (non-motorized and motorized) so please leave the tractor or skidder at home! Feel free to bring pictures of those larger items, for example a homemade trailer to haul wood.

The workshop is free and there is no need to preregister.

For more information please contact either Joe Dembeck at email: joseph.dembeck@me.nacdnet.net / phone – 207-474-8323 or Patty Cormier (Maine Forest Service) at email: patty.cormier@maine.gov / phone – 207-592-2238