Monday, June 29, 2009

First Friday Potluck!

Date: Friday, July 3
Time: Potluck starts at 6 pm
Program begins at 7 pm

Join us at the Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center for our First Friday Potluck! Meet in the farmhouse for delicious food and good company. Bring a dish to pass; but feel free to come with a dish or without! Beverages and table service are provided.

Carl Eklund, forester with Fahl Forest Products, plans to give a presentation on sustainable timber management and lead a tour of the recently harvested 40 acre stand of northern mixed hardwoods at the Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center. Prior to the harvest, Carl marked approximately 6-7 trees per acre for removal based first on poor form, damage and overcrowding and lastly economically mature trees. If time allows, we can also look at a 50 acre hardwood stand that is in need of a TSI (Timber Stand Improvement). This cut is scheduled to begin in August and will be done to improve the stand by removing deformed, damaged and diseased trees to release the higher quality stems in the stand.