Do you own a wooded property and wonder about projects you might do to make it more productive? Or do you just like hearing about what woodland owners do to improve the woods they love so much?

If so, you'll want to come out to a Woodland Educational Walking Tour at the property of Bill Slagle, the 2013 WV Tree Farmer of the Year, near Hazelton in Preston County, WV.

The walk is on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 10 am to 1 pm. The "get together" is sponsored by the WV Woodland Owners Association, WVU Extension Service/Appalachian Hardwood Center, WV Christmas tree Growers Association, and the WV Tree Farm Program.
Bill Slagle will lead the tour and tell the group about some key strategies in maintaining access roads, conducting tree thinning, crop tree release, and grapevine control, harvesting timber, and growing American ginseng. We will also visit a managed walnut plantation, a fruit orchard, and wildlife habitat areas on the property, as well as a stream containing native brook trout where stream side restoration and reclamation work have been conducted.
The walking tour will cover generally flat ground with a few relatively steep sections, so it is recommended to wear sturdy walking shoes. Following the walking tour, a free lunch will be provided. Registration is free and starts at 9:30 am. This is a free event but please RSVP with Dan Magill at: 304-293-9419 or by e-mailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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