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Forestry Board sponsoring half-day tour of tree farm

May 01, 2007

The Washington County Forestry Board will sponsor a half-day tour of a working tree farm to provide rural landowners with effective ideas in practice on managing their property.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, May 12, at the Grove Farm, 15717 Spade Road, Hagerstown.

Participants will have a firsthand opportunity to observe multiple tree plantings, the creation of wildlife habitat, the effects of timber harvests and forest succession in action. They will learn about promoting water quality, conservation and easement programs, and forest management and taxation.

The free event is open to the public, but reservations are required. Participants should dress for comfort and walking. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, phone 301-739-6744 or e-mail grv_farm@yahoo.com

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Don and Linda Grove, Forestry Board members and recipients of the 1994 Outstanding Tree Farmer award, will conduct the tour of their farm. Since purchasing the 85-acre property in 1968, the Groves have developed their family tree farm through successive plantings, harvests, and crop tree releases, guided by periodic Forest Stewardship Plans developed in connection with professional foresters.

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