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					Workshop Location:                                        Directions:                                                           Managing Small Woodlots on
Zoar State Forest, at Aylett in King William County,
was established in 1987 when 378 acres were                                       Zoar                                             the Urban Interface
donated to the Virginia Department of Forestry. This                              State
                                                                                  Forest
land is used to grow timber, agricultural crops,
maintain habitat for various species of wildlife, and
to provide educational and recreational opportunities.

This property, originally part of the estate of William
Aylett, was purchased in 1782 by Robert Pollard. He                                                  Aylett Fire
built his home here and named it "Mt. Zoar". The                                                     and Rescue
frame house was partly destroyed by fire in 1851. It
was rebuilt of brick by Robert Pollard, Jr. In 1884-5
the house was totally destroyed by fire along with
most of the handsome furniture it contained. The
present house was built in 1890.
                                                          TO AYLETT FIRE DEPARTMENT
Registration:                                             From Richmond: Take 95 South to Rt. 360
This is a free workshop and participants will receive     East/Tappahannock. Follow 360 East to Central
8 CFE credit hours or 10 SHARP Logger Credits.            Garage. Go through traffic light 2.9 miles turn right.
However, if you plan on attending, please register        Aylett Fire Department sits back off the road.                         Small woodlot management, low
with:                                                                                                                             impact forest harvesting, and
                                                          From Tappahannock: Take Rt. 360 West toward                           marketing products made from low
Tracey S. Sherman                                         Richmond. Go through traffic light at St. Stephens
                                                          Church. Proceed down 360 West for 3.4 miles turn
                                                                                                                                  grade & small diameter trees
Virginia Tech
Tracey@vt.edu                                             left at Aylett Fire Department.
540-231-7671
                                                          TO ZOAR STATE FOREST FROM AYLETT                                               October 22-23
Contact Information:                                      FIRE DEPARTMENT
                                                          Turn right onto 360 East. Quickly merge into left                          Aylett Fire Department
For questions about the workshop please contact:
                                                          lane. At the flashing caution light (approx.2 mile)                         & Zoar State Forest
Kristopher Jensen                                         turn left onto Rt. 608. Take the immediate left onto
Virginia Tech                                             Rt. 606 (Upshaw Rd.). Proceed on Rt. 606 for about
kjensen@vt.edu                                            .2 miles; the Zoar State Forest is on the right.
540-381-8790

Charlie Becker
Virginia Department of Forestry
434-977-6555
charlie.becker@dof.virginia.gov                            Virginia cooperative Extension programs and employment are
                                                           open to all, regardless of race, color, religion, se, age, veteran
                                                            status, national origin, disability, or political affiliation. An
                                                                    equal opportunity/affirmative action employer
Objective                                                    Friday, October 22, 2004                        Saturday, October 23, 2004
Owners of small woodlots place importance on                 Aylett Fire Department, 9am to 4pm              Aylett Fire Department
aesthetics, wildlife, fire risk and forest health, as well                                                   10am to 3pm
as, on timber production. The goal of this workshop          Scheduled Speakers and Topics
is to demonstrate that forest harvesting and                    • Introduction and Overview                  Scheduled speakers and Topics
management can successfully be accomplished on                  Mike Foreman, VDOF                              • Prioritizing your Objectives
small woodlots using low impact harvesting methods
                                                                                                                   Kristopher Jensen, Virginia Tech
suitable for operating in small forest stands.
                                                                • Small Woodlots and Interface Forestry
                                                                Charlie Becker, VDOF                            •   What to Cut, What to Leave
Who’s Involved
                                                                                                                    Local VDOF Forester
The Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF); the
Virginia Tech Forestry Department, Tidewater                    • Urban Forestry Case Studies
Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D)                      Paul Revell, VDOF                               •   Benefits of Landowner Co Ops
Council.                                                                                                            Kristopher Jensen, Virginia Tech
                                                                • Small Diameter Marketing
Who Should Attend                                               Charlie Becker, VDOF                            •   Selling your Wood
This is a two day workshop. Friday’s program has a                                                                  Charlie Becker, VDOF
strong technical focus and Saturday’s program has a             • Insect and Disease Issues
more applied focus. We are encouraging all natural              Tim Tigner, VDOF
                                                                                                             Field Tour – Zoar State Forest
resource professionals and landowners to attend both
                                                                                                                 • Forest operations
days. However, landowners that are unable to come               • The Firewise Program
                                                                                                                        o Equipment
on Friday are welcome to join us for the shorter and            Terry Lasher, VDOF
                                                                                                                        o Methods
more applied session on Saturday.
                                                                                                                 • Low impact Management
                                                                • Silvicultural Options of Woodlots
                                                                                                                        o BMPs
The Demonstration Area                                          TBA, VDOF
The site is mostly a mix of pine plantations with
                                                                                                                        o Roads
                                                                                                                        o Soil impact
scattered hardwoods, that is representative of the              • Small Scale Harvesting Systems
local area. The silvicultural objective of forestry                                                              • Charcoal production
                                                                Kristopher Jensen, Virginia Tech
operations is to improve the timber quality of the                                                                      o Kiln
forest. The demonstration areas will include several                                                                    o Finished product
                                                                • Safety / Planning / Costing
different management techniques including: pine                                                                  • Management Options
                                                                Tal Roberts, Virginia Tech
spacing studies, pine thinning, native species                                                                          o Choosing Silvicultural system
establishment, riparian areas, and a charcoal kiln for                                                                  o Spacing affects on pine growth
producing natural, hardwood charcoal from small                 • Tractor Skidder Case Study
diameter wood.                                                  Kristopher Jensen, Virginia Tech             People attending this workshop, especially
                                                                                                             Saturday, should be prepared to spend the
                                                                • Natural Hardwood Charcoal Production       afternoon in the woods. Appropriate clothes,
                                                                Phil Radtke, Virginia Tech                   footwear, and bug spray are all recommended.
                                                             Field Tour – Zoar State Forest                  Lunch will be provided both days
                                                             Native Species, Riparian Areas, Wildlife Mgt.

				
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