Working Woodlands Workshops

Sustainable Forestry discussion
Informative, hands-on and exciting workshops for the woodland enthusiast. Working Woodlands Workshops are held throughout the year at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical park. Come learn from forestry professionals, scientists, landowners and inspiring community members. Explore diverse topics ranging from tree identification, low-impact harvesting, sawmilling, Timber Stand Improvement, animal tracking, trail maintenance, invasive plant control and so much more. Learn techniques and knowledge to help you understand, manage, conserve and experience woodlands. Our winter workshops are co-sponsored by Vermont Coverts and the Vermont Woodlands Association.
 
Little green leaf hopper on Day Lily
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Monitoring Mashup
Working Woodlands Workshop
Saturday, September 16, 2017 10am–12pm

Location: Meet at the Prosper Trailhead. Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park,Woodstock, VT. Parking is available at the Billings Farm & Museum parking lot.
Fee: Free
Reservations: None required.
Contact: 802-457-3368 x222
Critter tracks, frog calls, bird songs, and so much more. The Northeast Temperate Network monitors a wide variety of natural resources and ecosystems with the park’s borders. Learn about and try your hand at some of the basics of bird, forest health, water quality, and other monitoring programs in the park. Meet at the Prosper Trailhead.
 
Horse logging
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Horse Logging
Working Woodlands Workshop
Saturday & Sunday, September 23-24, 2017 10am and throughout the day.

Location: Staff at the Forest Festival welcome table will direct you to the location.
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park,Woodstock, VT. Parking is available at the Billings Farm & Museum parking lot.
Fee: Free
Reservations: None required.
Contact: 802-457-3368 x222
Visit horse-logging in action and learn about the 150-year legacy of forestry on Mount Tom. Watch the local loggers felling trees and pulling them to the trailside using draft horses. Learn how trees are marked and harvested and the various ways wood is used in our daily lives. Staff at the Forest Festival welcome table will direct you to the location.
 
Emerald Ash Borer - Invasive

Emerald Ash Borer (Invasive Species)
Working Woodlands Workshop
Saturday, September 30, 2017 10am–12pm

Location: Meet at the Forest Center. Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park,Woodstock, VT. Parking is available at the Billings Farm & Museum parking lot.
Fee: Free
Reservations: None required.
Contact: 802-457-3368 x222
Join Meredith Whitney, Forest Pest Outreach Coordinator from the Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program for this workshop. Emerald ash borer has spread rapidly in the United States, killing millions of ash trees, and it will be in Vermont soon if it isn't here already. This workshop will help you better understand the emerald ash borer as an insect, get to know the signs and symptoms, and learn what you can do to prepare for their arrival. Meet at the Forest Center.
 
Phenology and climate
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Phenology and Climate
Working Woodlands Workshop
Saturday, October 14, 2017 10am–12pm

Location: Meet at the Prosper Trailhead. Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park,Woodstock, VT. Parking is available at the Billings Farm & Museum parking lot.
Fee: Free
Reservations: None required.
Contact: 802-457-3368 x222
Phenology, or “nature’s calendar”, is one of the easiest ways to see how climate change is affecting the natural systems of the planet. Learn about the long history of climatic changes in the park, and how they could impact the park’s forests, plants, and wildlife. Meet at the Prosper Trailhead.




Last updated: August 28, 2017

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Woodstock , VT 05091

Phone:

(802) 457-3368 x222

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