Session 1 - People, Programs and Planning: Assistance with your Woodlands
Dunn Co. Community Services Building – March 13
Pierce Co. Courthouse – March 14
The creation of a healthy woodland requires knowledge of forestry techniques, and the investment of time and money. This session will link you to the people, programs and organizations that offer technical and financial assistance for all aspects of your woodland. We will also take you through the beginning steps of woodland management. Start by considering what is important to you, and learn what resources will be needed to make your vision a reality.
Session 2 - Introduction to Timber Harvesting and Sales
Dunn Co. Community Services Building – March 20
Pierce Co. Courthouse – March 21
Learn how to decide which, if any, trees should be selected for cutting and why. Gain an understanding of what is meant by thinning, selection harvest, group selection harvest, clear cut and shelterwood harvest. Learn the benefits of removing some trees as well as the reasons for not cutting others. You will be introduced to the steps and timeline involved in conducting a successful timber sale from deciding on what to harvest to final closeout of your sale. This workshop will provide guidance when selecting a logger, why a timber sale contract is important and the supervisory steps involved in conducting a harvest.
Session 3 - Tree and Invasive Plant Identification
Dunn Co. Community Services Building – March 27
Pierce Co. Courthouse – March 28
Join a forester as you get to know what trees are in your woods. We will review the major trees and invasive plants you will likely find on your property, how to identify others when you return to your property, and learn what uses each tree has.
Dunn County Community Services Building
3001 US Highway 12 E, Room 60
Menomonie, WI 54751
Pierce County Courthouse
414 W Main St
Ellsworth, WI 54011
$15 per class or $35 for the entire series
Call Bill Klase at 715-365-2658 or William.firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions