Save the Date!
September 9th, 2017
2017 Annual Maine Woodland Owners/Maine Tree Farm Forestry Field Day
Wells {Demonstration} Forest in Milford & Greenfield

The annual Maine Woodland Owners and Maine Tree Farm Forestry Field Day is shaping up to be a fun and action filled day! The event will be based at the Maine Youth Fish and Game Camp, located near Milford on the Stud Mill Road (parking and bus transportation to the Camp will be available; see details below).

From there, shuttle vans will bring folks to Pam and Bryan Wells’ {Demonstration} Tree Farm, three miles north of the Camp on the Stud Mill Road. Pam and Bryan are the 2017 Maine Outstanding Tree Farmers, and were among eight finalists nationwide for the American Tree Farm System’s National Outstanding Tree Farmer award! They are also very active members of the Maine Woodland Owners’ Penobscot Valley Chapter.

Field Day activities at the MYFGA Camp will include displays and information about wildlife, invasive species (both plant and insect), the University of Maine Forest, and a variety of woods and forestry related vendors.  “Operation Game Thief,” in cooperation with the Maine Warden Service, will show the “Wall of Shame,” a mobile display of the bad effects of poaching on Maine’s fish and wildlife.

Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm   will display Maine-grown fiber and clothes. The Northeast Master Logger Certification program will have an informational display. As more presenters and vendors are added to the program, they will be listed on the Wells {Demonstration} Forest website, on the Field Day

There will be demonstrations and vendors on site…  And lots of other spots to visit in the area…

The tours of the Wells’ Tree Farm will offer walking and riding options. Walking tours of moderate length will reveal a gorge on the beautiful Sunkhaze Stream, and showcase artifacts of the 1800’s era LeBallister shingle mill, as well as other aspects of local history and natural beauty. Walking trail construction and surfacing work done with a mechanized mulcher on a tracked skid steer machine will be demonstrated live. On the riding tours, folks will board a 12-person passenger van to see live demonstrations of cut-to-length in-woods processing and forwarding, as well as the results of restorative silvicultural practices such as crop tree release, pre-commercial thinning, and low-density pine thinning. All the live equipment demonstrations will feature Madden Sustainable Forestry Inc., winner of the Professional Logging Contractor’s 2017 Logger of the Year Award!

For the riding tours, folks will board a 12-person passenger van and will ride in between stops to see live demonstrations of cut-to-length in-woods processing and forwarding, as well as the results of silvicultural practices such as crop tree release, pre-commercial thinning, and low-density pine thinning.

For those who prefer not to drive their vehicles on gravel roads, parking and bus transportation to the MYFGA Camp will be available from the Madden Timberlands headquarters located off Route 2 in Milford/Costigan – the address is 506 Main Road, Milford (blue shop with “Fernald Madden and Sons” on the side). Coffee and snacks will be available at the Camp, and a tasty lunch will be available for a nominal fee – cash only.

Look for more announcements with further details later this summer. And, keep an eye on the Field Day website, or the Maine Woodland Owners and Maine Tree Farm websites. Hope to see you there!

Wanna Join Us? Fill out our registration form… We’ll see you there…