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Woodlands Exhibit at the Expo

At the Expo, Sat. June 6, 2015, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Learn about the work of foresters, woodland management & forest resources at the Slow Living Expo’s Woodlands Exhibit!

Know Your Forester

Photo by Dick Conrad, used under Creative Commons License

Forests are as much a part of New England’s working landscape as open farmland. In fact, many farmers also manage woodlands.

The Slow Living Expo’s Woodlands Exhibit on the Brattleboro Common offers educational exhibits and demonstrations about forestry, logging, conservation, invasive species and more. This is the third year we have had a major exhibit about forestry and woodlands management.

Now it its fifth year, the exhibit was originally suggested and organized  by Willem van Loon, a consulting forester and logger based in Guilford. “Private landowners own roughly 80 percent of Vermont’s forestland,” van Loon said, “So it makes sense to have a presence at the Expo to connect with those people, and with anyone else who’d like to learn more about Vermont’s forest landscape. People can come to the forest management exhibit and learn about some of ways they can become more involved in sustainably managing their woodlands for the future. “

The exhibit features displays and demonstrations that are sure to be a hit with children.

Visitors to the exhibit can get answers to questions like:

  • How much are my trees worth?
  • Is cutting trees bad for my forestland?
  • Is there a tax incentive for owning forestland?
  • How do I find a good logger?
  • What is the difference between a forester and a logger?
  • Can I manage for wildlife, timber and other values at the same time?
  • What is timber stand improvement?
  • Are there cost-share programs available to assist landowners with forest and wildlife management activities?
  • What concerns should I have about invasive species in my forestland?
  • What about invasive species?
Live animal demonstration by the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum are always a hit at the Woodlands Exhibit!

Live animal demonstration by the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum are always a hit at the Woodlands Exhibit!

PRESENTING SPONSOR:

Merchants Bank


ADDITIONAL SPONSORSHIP FROM:

 
Allard Lumber Company
Allard Lumber Company
Audubon Vermont
Audubon Vermont
Cersosimo Lumber Company
Cersosimo Lumber Company
Green Mountain Division – Society of American Foresters
Green Mountain Division – Society of American Foresters
North East State Foresters Association
North East State Foresters Association
Northern Woodlands
Northern Woodlands
Sawyer Made Chairs & Woodenware
Sawyer Made Chairs & Woodenware
Southeastern Vermont Watershed Alliance (SeVWA)
Southeastern Vermont Watershed Alliance (SeVWA)
Southern Vermont Natural History Museum
Southern Vermont Natural History Museum
USDA Farm Service Agency
USDA Farm Service Agency
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
USDA Rural Development
USDA Rural Development
Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Vermont Coverts – Woodlands for Wildlife
Vermont Coverts – Woodlands for Wildlife
Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Vermont Division of Forestry
Vermont Division of Forestry
Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
Vermont Land Trust
Vermont Land Trust
Vermont Woodlands Association
Vermont Woodlands Association
Vermont/New Hampshire Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation
Vermont/New Hampshire Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation
West River Trail
West River Trail
Woodland Owners Association
Woodland Owners Association