Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Pennsylvania Tree Farm Forestry Field Day

The Pennsylvania Tree Farm Program is holding their annual field day at the Hillwood Tree Farm in Lucinda, PA on June 13th, 2009. Hillwood Tree Farm, owned by George & Jane Schmader was selected as the Pennsylvania Outstanding Tree Farm of the year for 2008 and will be the host of the event. The field day is being held in conjunction with the Woodland Owners of Clarion – Allegheny Valley’s annual picnic.

The day will feature presentations and demonstrations on three of the four aspects of Tree Farming, Wood, Wildlife, Water and Recreation. Presenters scheduled are; Wood - Gary Gilmore, DCNR Bureau of Forestry, Wildlife - Rod Bimber, Pennsylvania Game Commission, Water - Trudy Alexander& Bernie Spozia, Clarion County Conservation District, there will also be time allotted for Recreation in the form of hiking and fellowship.

At 10 AM there will be a program on trees, habitat and environment geared specifically for the youth in attendance.

The Woodland Owners of Clarion Allegheny Valley (WOCAV), American Tree Farm System, (ATFS), Pennsylvania Forestry Association (PFA), Clarion County Forest Stewardship Committee, in conjunction with our partners, DCNR Bureau of Forestry, Clarion County Conservation District, (CCCD), and Penn State Extension promote best management practices throughout the local area, state and nation. Please join us for an informative and educational experience and consider becoming a member of one or more of the above mentioned organizations.

The agenda and registration information for the program can be obtained at the WOCAV web site http://www.thewocav.org/.

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