County’s forestry association hosts tree workshop
ABERDEEN – If you are a forest landowner, have an interest in forestry or would like to know what it takes to have your property become a Certified Tree Farm, the Monroe County Forestry Association will be discussing the American Tree Farm System in conjunction with its quarterly Association meeting on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. in the Monroe County Extension Service office.
The primary focus of this program is aimed toward private and family-owned forest. Eligible properties range from 10 to 10,000 acres in size.
There have been many changes to the ATFS in the recent year. The Tree Farm Program is now a forest certification system and specialist will discuss what it means and how landowners can become members.
Information and applications will be on hand if anyone would be interested in joining. This program is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by Dec. 12 at noon or for more information call 369-4951 or 369-8683.
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About Ray Van DusenI've been with the Monroe Journal since Aug. 2009 as a staff writer, but took the role as news editor in late 2012. I'm always looking for interesting story ideas from around Monroe County. You can reach me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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