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Timber stand workshop Sept. 12 in Adams County, Pa.

August 28, 2009

ARENEDTSVILLE, Pa. - The Cumberland Woodland Owners' Association is sponsoring a Timber Stand Improvement workshop at the Penn Forestry woodlands near Arendtsville on Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Demonstrations on chain saw safety and firewood cutting for woodlot improvement also are planned. Workshop participants will learn about the proper tools and safe techniques to be used in working the woodlot.

Zachary Roeder and Matt Kern, service foresters for the Pennsylvania DCNR Bureau of Forestry, along with Mike Waldron, Penn Forestry consultant, will lead the workshop. You do not have to be a member of the association and there is no cost to attend the meeting. Wear clothing and shoes suitable for outside work.

The purpose of timber stand improvement is to free desirable trees from competition, thin the trees to desirable numbers and remove the poorer trees. This improves the overall condition of the stand and concentrates wood growth on a number of selected trees. Timber stand improvement also can improve wildlife food and habitat, appearance and health of a woodlot.

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For more information about the meeting, contact Fred Peabody at 717-776-3565 (email: fredp5@earthlink.net).

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

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