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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 firstname.lastname@example.org .2 miles; the Zoar State Forest is on the right. 540-381-8790 Charlie Becker Virginia Department of Forestry 434-977-6555 email@example.com 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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