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SWOAM - Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine
2011 Tree Farm/SWOAM Forestry Field Day
Location: Higmo's Inc, 15 Bridge Road, Brunswick
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information contact the SWOAM Office at (207) 626-0005 or jeanne@swoam.org
 
September 10, 9 am - 3 pm  
You and your family are invited to the 57th Tree Farm/SWOAM Field Day, which will be held on Saturday, September 10th. The Forestry Field Day is designed to spark landowners' interest in sustainable forestry practices. It also gives small woodland owners an opportunity to meet their peers and to connect with organizations involved in forest resources.

Rain or shine, we are expecting 200-250 forest landowners to attend the Field Day. Thanks to the support from the National Tree Farm program and SWOAM, the wide variety of educational activities at the Forestry Field Day is free, enriching, and rewarding. We hope you can join us for a fun and educational day!

8:30 a.m. REGISTRATION - Free to everyone, but please sign in sometime before lunch.
Free Homemade donuts while they last, coffee, lunch tickets ($12); Raffle and Door Prize tickets

MORNING SESSION
9:30 a.m. - Noon
* Walk and Talk Tours, given by ten professional foresters
* Forest Insect Tours, Allison Kanoti, MFS Entomologist
* Beetle Detective Tours, Terry Bourgoin, USDA
* Presentation: The Advantages of being a Tree Farmer, Dick Morse, Forester
* Station: Demystifying Game Warden and Forest Rangers
* Station: Pruning with Peter Lammert, MFS
* Mushroom Walks, Roger Monthey, USDA Wild Mushroom Expert
* Activities for Youth, Olivia Griset, PLT Outstanding Educator
* Forestry-related exhibits in the Education Tent

LUNCH
Noon - 1:20 p.m. - Available for $12/person
* Tree Farm Award Presentation
* Recognition of 50-Year Tree Farms
* Door Prize Winners

AFTERNOON SESSION
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
* Forestry Equipment Demonstrations, Allen Higgins, Host and Owner
* Chainsaw Safety and Sharpening Workshop, Mike Patenaude, Stihl Representative
* Forestry-related exhibits in the Education Tent

Location: Higmo's, Inc, 15 Bridge Road, Brunswick

Directions: From US Rte. 1, take the New Meadows Exit in Bath. Go north on the New Meadows Road. Turn left on the Old Bath Road. Bridge Road will be on your right. Watch for signs!

Contact: Jeanne Kannegieser (207) 626-0005.


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