RUTLAND, Vt. — Join Brad Johnson, co-owner and operator of Third Branch Horse Logging (TBHL) LLP, on Saturday October 26, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. for a tour of their family-owned woodlot in Northfield, Vermont.
Derek O’Toole, partner in TBHL, and Bob Capobianco, owner/operator of Blackberry Hill Horse Logging, will also be in attendance. All three of these loggers have worked in this lot over the past 20 years, during which time horses and small tractors have been used to promote a variety of long-term management goals.
Topics that will be addressed include how to manage and harvest private lots for long-term sustainablility as well as juggling multiple management goals, including timber sales, harvest options such as animal power, carbon sequestration in a woodlot and more!
The address of the farm is 652 Stony Brook Road, Northfield, Vermont. The workshop is free and the public is welcome. Pre-registration is requested online, https://tinyurl.com/y3rfwjbq or call VWA at 802-747-7900.
Vermont Woodlands is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation whose mission is to advocate for the management, sustainability, perpetuation, and enjoyment of forests through the practice of excellent forestry that employs highly integrated management practices that protect and enhance both the tangible and intangible values of forests – including clean air and water, forest products, wildlife habitat, biodiversity, recreation, scenic beauty, and other resources – for this and future generations.
We strive to educate, train, and support private forest landowners in sound management practices concerning wildlife, water, wood, and recreation. We do this by managing and enhancing the American Tree Farm System® Program in Vermont. We work with all forestry-related groups to coordinate opportunities for landowners to network, meet natural resource professionals, and learn about management practices and program. VWA sponsors educational programs for teachers and students to produce future stewards of Vermont’s forests. We encourage efforts to promote and retain programs at the state and national levels to support private forestry.
–Vermont Woodlands Association
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