Marsh-Billings to hold back-to-back forest workshops, Saturday

Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m.—WOODSTOCK—Two great workshops are happening at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, part of the Working Woodlands Workshop series. First, Urban Forests will run from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. with author Jill Jonnes, who will offer a 40-minute presentation on her research into urban forests, followed by a walking tour of the historic Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller forest. Books will be on sale and available for signing after the presentation. Meet at the Forest Center.

Following, at 11:30 a.m., the Future of the Forest will be held in the same location. Join for a hike exploring the history and stewardship of the oldest professionally managed forest in the United States. The National Park Service continues the tradition of forest management on these diverse 550 acres of historic plantations and hardwood stands. Visit forest stands to be thinned in 2017 and see how the trees are selected and marked, as well as those stands that have been recently thinned using techniques that will help the forest adapt to climate change. This workshop is co-sponsored by Vermont Coverts and Vermont Woodlands Association.

Both programs are free, and reservations are not required for either.

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park is located at 54 Elm St.,Woodstock. For more information, visit nps.gov/mabi/index.htm or call 802-457-3368 Ext. 222.

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