SOUTH PARIS, Maine — Learn the basics of forestry plantings April 26, from 9 a.m to 12 p.m. at the Woodstock Town Office, 26 Monk Ave, Bryant Pond, at a workshop cohosted by the Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District, the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Oxford County, Maine Woodland Owners and the Maine Forest Service.
Although many of us think of forests as naturally existing plant communities, sometimes it may be necessary to replant an area due to damage caused by humans, fire or disease. As a homeowner, you may want to plant trees to enhance the value of your land for wildlife, recreation or timber harvest. In this workshop, Mike Richard, Maine Forest Service District Forester, and Merle Ring, retired District Forester, will cover the basics of tree planting including sourcing seedlings, planting methods, and disease and pest damage prevention. Following the morning talk and lunch (included), participants will get hands on experience planting bare root seedlings at a nearby site. This course offers 3 hours of Category 1 Maine Board of Licensure of Forester credits.
The program fee is $15/family. To register, for more information, or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Jean Federico at the Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District: 207.744.3119; email@example.com (email preferred). Preregister by April 19th.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension:
As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.
Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District:
The mission of the Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District is to provide leadership, learning and technical knowledge in the management and conservation of agriculture and natural resources by integrating and disseminating local, state and federal resources.
–University of Maine Cooperative Extension
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