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