On Saturday, September 7th, the 2019 Annual Forestry Field Day, co-hosted by Maine Tree Farm and Maine Woodland Owners, will be held at the 2019 Outstanding Tree Farm of the Year, Newell Tree Farm, in Unity and Thorndike. The event will celebrate the achievements of the Outstanding Tree Farmer (OTF), Don Newell and family.
The event will feature many wagon and walking tour options. The two wagon tours will take you to various locations on the woodlot to explore the management and stewardship of the property. On one wagon tour, participants will be guided by OTF, Don Newell, as he displays a portion of the property he has actively managed for 40 years. On the other wagon tour join Rob Nelson, consulting forester and Maine Tree Farm Committee’s Somerset County Chair, to learn about active stewardship projects on the property, including a hemlock bridge installed with cost-share assistance from the Natural Resource Conservation Service. There will also be a Forests For Maine Birds walking tour hosted by the Forest Stewards Guild’s Amanda Mahaffey and Maine Audubon’s Sally Stockwell.
There will be many educational exhibits and demonstrations throughout the day. There will even be a Project Learning Tree children’s tent for your children and grandchildren.
Please join us from 8 am to 3pm for a day of fun, learning, and community at this year’s Forestry Field Day. Following the event, the hosts will be holding a reception with live music as a thank you for all those who contributed and attended the event.