Tuesday, July 25 at 5:30 p.m. -- Windham Regional Woodlands Association presents a Tour of the Timber Harvest on The Scott Farm, where Cider House Rule was filmed in Dummerston, Vt. Join Consulting Forester Ian Martin and County Forester Bill Guenther for a tour of a recent timber harvest on a portion of the historic 500 acre Scott Farm (http://scottfarmvermont.com) in Dummerston. The harvesting crew from Long View Forest Inc. in Westminster used a mechanical harvester and a forwarder, and hand-felled some of the larger trees. Most of the volume removed was large, over-mature white pines that yielded high volumes per acre. The job was one of the best that Bill has seen. During the tour, we will also discuss some white pine health problems that we have seen in recent years, including needle blights and Caliopsis canker.
This tour is family friendly, and can be enjoyed by all ages. Scott Farm will allow people to bring well-behaved dogs on short leashes. The terrain is moderate, mostly on logging roads, though we will walk on some logging slash. Given our local tick populations, please be safe and use repellent. Participants should bring water for hydration.
Parking is limited at the tour site, so we will carpool from the Dummerston Town Office (1523 Middle Road) in Dummerston Center. Please arive at the Town Office by 5:30 p.m. so that we can arrange the carpooling and use as few vehicles as possible. The tour site is just a few minutes' drive from the Town Office.
For more information, contact County Forester Bill Guenther at Bill.Guenther@vermont.gov or 802-257-7967 (ext. 305).