For Hub City Times
PITTSVILLE — Learn about managing woodlands at the 2017 Tree Farm Field Day on Aug. 12 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The registration fee of $20 individually or $30 per couple covers transportation, lunch, and all workshops.
The Tree Farm Field Day will be hosted by Dick and Mary Czaja, who have been awarded the Wisconsin Tree Farmers of the Year for 2017. The Czajas have a small operation but harvest their own trees, and they have a desire and passion to make their woods the best they can be.
The event will begin at Pittsville High School, and participants will be bused to five workshops in the woods:
—At “Logging and Marketing Your Woods,” attendees will learn how the Czajas harvest their trees and to whom they sell.
—The “Log and Lumber Grading Demonstration” will cover how to increase the value of wood sold.
—“Regenerating Oak Woodlands” will show methods to sustainably grow high-value hardwoods.
—“Trail Design for a Working Woodland” will demonstrate trail design and maintenance and include information on cost-sharing programs.
—“Wildlife Need Young Woodlands” will show how aspen and birch harvests produce very dense young woods benefiting local wildlife and songbirds.
Register online at eventbrite.com/e/2017-tree-farm-field-day-tickets-35573607618, or call 608-286-8900 for more information.