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Timber harvest management tour planned Saturday in Pa.

September 09, 2008

On Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Cumberland Woodland Owners' Association is sponsoring a timber harvest management tour at Pine Grove Furnace State Park.

Zachary Roeder, Service Forester for the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, will lead the tour of a recent 83-acre timber harvest conducted in the state forest.

The tour will show sustainable timber harvest techniques such as improvement cuttings, overstory removal, residual tree planning and the development of log landings, and how those practices will affect forest regeneration. You do not have to be a member of the association to attend. There is no cost to attend the tour and registration is not required.

To get to Pine Grove Furnace State Park from the north, take Interstate 81 to Exit 37 and travel south on Pa. 233 for eight miles. Once at Pine Grove Furnace State Park, turn left at the stop sign on Pine Grove Road and go two miles to the Laurel Lake day-use area parking lot. The group will meet at the Laurel Lake day-use parking lot by Cold Spring Road.

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To get to Pine Grove Furnace State Park from the south, take Pa. 30 to Caledonia State Park, travel north on Pa. 233 for 15 miles. Once at Pine Grove Furnace State Park, stay to the right at the Pa. 233 and Pine Grove Road split and travel two miles on Pine Grove Road to the Laurel Lake day-use area parking lot.

The group will meet at the Laurel Lake day-use parking lot by Cold Spring Road.

The Cumberland Woodland Owners Association is an organization of forestland owners and others interested in forestry issues in south central Pennsylvania.

For more information about the association or the tour, contact George Hurd at Penn State Cooperative Extension at 717-263-9226 or by e-mail at grh5@psu.edu.

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