What's a Woodlot - And What do I Do If I Have One? - Belfast
Start Date/Time:
Monday, March 19, 2018 6:00 PM
End Date/Time:
Monday, March 19, 2018 7:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
Belfast Free Library, 106 High St, Belfast, Maine
A talk at the Belfast Library  will give landowners a short introduction to the wooded areas of their property. If you’re not sure if you have a “woodlot” or not – this presentation is for you. 

Waldo County is nearly 80% woodland – or “woods,” “forests,” or sometimes “woodlots.” Most of that is owned by individuals and families in small parcels – that together make up the fabric of our landscape. If part of the land you own is covered by trees, there are a number of resources, options and decisions open to you. What’s most important to you – firewood? Wildlife habitat? Snowshoeing? Mushrooms? In this introductory presentation, Morten Moesswilde, District Forester with the Maine Forest Service, will talk about the most common considerations for landowners with 2 to 200 acres. He’ll highlight 7 “Hallmarks of a Well-Managed Woodland” and point to activities that landowners can participate in, and sources of information.

Location:  Belfast Free Library, 106 High St, Belfast

The  presentation will also include an update on the Browntail Moth (BTM) situation in the midcoast. Browntail moth is a non-native insect pest whose range has been expanding in recent years, and last year was found in several locations in Waldo county. BTM has toxic hairs that persist in the environment and can cause a severe rash. Pruning winter cocoons from oak, apple, pear and other trees, before April leaf-out, is by far the most effective and least expensive means of reducing populations. Winter surveys have identified additional occurrences in Waldo county. 

For more information: Morten Moesswilde, Maine Forest Service, 441-2895 or morten.moesswilde@maine.gov. 
Owned by Jeanne On Tuesday, March 13, 2018

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