A Forest Management Field Day March 28 will connect growing trees, through harvesting, to quality lumber.
The field day will take place at the Nelson-Stokes property near the Parke/Putnam county line on United States 36 and will be sponsored by Purdue and Sycamore Trails RC&D Forestry Committee.
The program will include a discussion on oak regeneration, discuss forest management and timber stand improvement and explain the realities of timber harvesting in a morning program from 9 a.m.-noon. The Nelson-Stokes property will be used to help demonstrate some of the points through field tours. Lunch will be provided at noon.
The afternoon will be focused on quality evaluation, specifically evaluating tree and log quality and its effect on dollar value and will include demonstrations.
Registration is requested by March 26 and a $10 fee will include all materials and lunch on site. For more details, call Mark Spelbring at Parke County Extension Office at 1-765-569-3176, or Don Carlson at 1-812-798-2764.
Sycamore Trails RC&D Forestry Committee and Purdue Extension in Parke County are coordinating the field day and Purdue University is the property owner.