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Woodland tour and workshop on tap June 15

By Staff | May 31, 2013

Come out to an Educational Woodland Tour & Workshop and meet other woodland owners and discover ways to improve woodlands on Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Berkeley County, at the Keller Tree Farm.

Pat and Jim Keller, along with a host of natural resource professionals, will lead the tour and tell the group about some key strategies in controlling invasive plants such as tree-of-heaven, multiflora rose, etc., releasing quality crop trees, wild grapevine control, planting oak, persimmons and other tree species, beekeeping and the importance of pollinators, and streamside land protection along a certified trout stream. Also set for discussion is wildlife management including food and habitat areas and a portable sawmill operation.

This will be a moderately difficult walk on mostly flat terrain. Appropriate hiking footwear is recommended. Registration is free! A free catered lunch is provided. Everyone is welcome!

To RSVP and get directions to this free event, please contact Dan Magill at the WVU Appalachian Hardwood Center by phone at 304-293-9419 or by e-mailing: dmagill@wvu.edu.

This event is made available through the collaboration of the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District and WV Conservation District; WV Woodland Owners Association; WVU Appalachian Hardwood Center and Extension Service; WV Forestry Association and WV Tree Farm Program; and the WV Division of Forestry.