WASHINGTON, Vt. — Join Ryan Kilborn, Meadowsend Timberlands Forester, at the Duplissey Forest property owned by Meadowsend Timberland as we have a relaxing morning learning about the process of diversified forest management and how it relates to sap production for maple syrup, to include:
- Modern sap house set up for 20,000 taps
- Modern vacuum system
- Process of concentrating sap for transport
- Sugar bush management & Organic certification standards
- A wonderful walk through a well-managed maple stand.
- Discussion on how climate change affects the sugaring industry
- If timing is right, possibly see the end product being made!
This is a field event (rain or shine) so dress accordingly. There will be moderate hiking on snow packed trails, snow shoes maybe helpful. This is also the beginning to Vermont’s 5th wonderful season, mud season, so please be prepared for travel as this property is on a dirt road. There is no charge for this workshop (Donations to the VWA/ Vermont Tree Farm Committee welcomed!) and no registration is required.
DUPLISSEY FOREST SUGAR BUSH WALK IN THE WOODS
TREE FARM TOUR
SATURDAY, April 11, 2020 9:00am to 1:00pm
Duplissey Forest Tree Farm, 242 Green Trail, Washington, VT
Duplissey Forest is located in the town of Washington, and accessed by either Route 25 or 110. Route 25 can be directly accessed off I-91 in Bradford, or from the Wells River exit by taking Route 302 West. From Bradford travel 13 miles west along Route 25. East Orange Road will be on your left just after Limlaws Sugar House. Go 3 three miles up East Orange Road and Green Trail will be on your left. The sap house (a green building) is visible from the road, and Green Trail is signed. Coming from Wells River, travel 19 miles west on Route 302 and then turn left onto Route 25. Proceed 3.5 miles and East Orange Road will be on the right. Go 3 miles on East Orange Road and Green Trail is on the left. Coming from Barre you can either take Route 302 East until you reach Route 25 (and then proceed to East Orange Road as described above) or take Route 110 into Washington Village. Turn left onto West Corinth Road (then bear right to stay on West Corinth Road), Travel 2 miles and turn left onto East Orange Road. Proceed on East Orange Road for 3 miles and Green Trail will be on your right.
Workshop sponsored by the Vermont Woodlands Association.
–Vermont Woodlands Association
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