University of Maryland Extension

Walnut Council Annual Spring Workshop

When: 
Saturday, May. 16, 2015 - 9:30am to 3:00pm
Where: 
Stronghold Demonstration Forest
Address: 
1740 Mt. Ephraim Rd.
Dickerson, MD 20842
United States
Event Type: 
Presenter: 
David Robbins - Walnut Council Maryland Chapter
Description/Notes: 

Join the Maryland Chapter of the Walnut Council for their annual Spring Workshop, to be held at the Stronghold Demonstration Forest. In case of inclement weather, the workshop will be held at the same location and time on June 13th.

Agenda:

9:30 Meet at the Stronghold Demonstration Forest. Tour the demonstration area and discuss the management objectives for five harvest types (clearcut, seed tree, shelterwood, single tree selection, and group selection) and see the effects of these harvests after 8, 13, 18 and 23 growing seasons.
1:00 Lunch (boxed lunch provided with registration)
1:30 Identify and discuss management of common exotic/invasive plant species.
2:30 Learn about the unique "paired watershed" research study performed nearby.
3:00 Adjourn

The tour for this workshop will require a significant amount of walking (1-2 miles) along mowed trails on moderate terrain. Pace will be leisurely. Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather and activity. Participants should also bring folding chairs to sit on during lunch, as no other seating will be available.

Directions:

From Interstate 270 - take Exit 22 for MD Route 109 and go south on Route 109 towards Poolesville/Barnesville/Sugarloaf Mt. Go 2.8 miles and turn right onto Comus Road. Go another 2.9 miles to the end of Comus Rd, and bear right onto Mt. Ephraim Rd. After approximately 1.1 miles, you will come to a small rise, with gated forest roads on either side. Turn left into the grassy clearing and park. This is where we will meet and where we will eat lunch.

Use the above address on GPS to reach the general area of the workshop site.

For more information, please call David Robbins (see below).

Cost: 
$12/person members & guests ~ $15/person non-members
Contact: 
David Robbins
Contact Email: 
david.robbins@maryland.gov
Contact Phone: 
301-371-0675
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