Planning For A Successful Timber Harvest

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October 20, 2015 • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Department: Assessor
Location: Winslow Fire Station

Planning for a Successful Timber Harvest

Location: 

Winslow Town Office, 114 Benton Avenue, Winslow, Maine

Cost: 

None!

Date: 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Time:

8:30 registration, 9:00-12:00 presentation and discussion.

Registration Required:  

Registration is strongly encouraged though not required to attend. Please email morten.moesswilde@maine.gov to register, or call 441-2895 for more information.

Continuing Education Credits:  

Licensed Forester credits pending.


Sponsored by:

This course is sponsored by the Kennebec Woodland Partnership, the Maine Forest Service, and the Town of Winslow.

Agenda:

Description: 

This presentation is primarily for woodland owners who want to understand more about their options for harvesting trees on their property – whether you hope to derive income, to increase future growth and value, to obtain firewood, to manage wildlife habitat, or other goals. Whether you intend to cut your own trees, or contract with a logger, this session will cover the most important questions to address ahead of time. We’ll discuss working with professionals, forest growth and choosing which trees to cut, stumpage prices, harvesting equipment and layout, timber harvest contracts, forestry rules and requirements, and other topics. We’ll also touch on how Tree Growth Property Tax status might affect your timber harvest planning. Foresters, loggers and others may also find the discussion interesting and are welcome to attend.

The presenter is District Forester Morten Moesswilde of the Maine Forest Service. Since the presentation is geared toward helping landowners get the results you want, we’ll also talk about and provide additional resources for identifying and achieving your own woodland objectives, both in the immediate future and for the longer term.