A Walk in Penn’s Woods

At the start of next month, forest information organizations across the state are joining together to offer what’s being called a “Walk in Penn’s Woods.” The first Sunday in October (October 1st) will feature mentored woods walks all across the state, providing entrée to woodlands, along with easy access to expert forest and wildlife professionals.

In our region, a WLFLA founder and current board member, Craig Olver, will be part of this statewide effort. Craig heads up a forestry consulting firm, Forest Care LLC and, for years, was the forestry specialist for the Wayne Conservation District. With wife Janet, Craig will be offering at his tree farm in Honesdale a series of presentations led by experts in their respective fields:

● Logger Steve Bott will demonstrate safely felling trees.
● Kevin Wenner of the Pennsylvania Game Commission will talk about the state’s “Dmap program,”  which aims at controlling deer populations.
● Kelley Stewart of  the Wayne Conservation District will look at improving forest health.
● Colleen Champion, also of  the conservation district, will address pond management.
● Nathan Fronk, a biologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will show what constitutes a forest wetland and discuss the legal restrictions placed on them by federal and state governments.

All events will be at the Crossroad Tree Farm, 834 Beech Grove Road, Honesdale. To get there, take Pa. Route 670 north from Honesdale for approximately 4 miles. Turn left on the Upper Crossroad — C & M Sales is at the corner — and at the stop sign, go right on Beech Grove Road.
The forestry day will be on your right.

Plan to arrive by 1:30 p.m. Tour guides will take you to different stations on the property, where the presenters will share their expertise. If you need additional information or have questions,  you can call Craig at 570-253-4161.

Forestry Day 10-1-17

Walk in Penn’s Woods