Harvest Tour with Forester and Logger
Join DEEP Forester Ed McGuire for a tour of a harvest in an oak stand on Orchard Hill in the James L. Goodwin State Forest. A local forest practitioner has been performing a shelterwood cut along the Blue Blazed Trail north of Nutmeg Lane.
Several aspects of harvesting will be discussed such as harvest timing, equipment, invasive plant control, tree selection and other points of interest that make a harvest successful. There will also be a discussion of silviculture and management of younger stands and firewood cutting.
Please meet at the Goodwin Conservation Center by 8:45 am. The group will carpool to the harvest site at 9 am. The tour is expected to return to the Center by noon. Please have footwear appropriate for rougher terrain. Heavy rain will cancel. Please pre-register with your email or phone number by May 14.
This free event is jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks, and Friends of Goodwin Forest.
The James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Education Center were gifts to the people of Connecticut from James L. Goodwin, one of America's first professional foresters and a long-time CFPA Board Member. The Center is jointly managed by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks. For more information, select here.