Tuesday, August 20, 2019


Woodlot Management Walk and Talk

Saturday, September 21st, 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Brennan Tree Farm; 7773 Fancy Tract Rd; Ellicottville, NY. Free and open to the public.

Ellicottville, New York (August 19, 2019) - The Allegheny Foothills Chapter of the NY Forest Owners Association and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cattaraugus County invite you to join them to learn about managing your woods in the wake of the Emerald Ash Borer. Hosts Dick Brennan and family will have their consulting forester, Eric Stawitzky on hand to explain the steps taken to salvage valuable Ash timber while improving the woods for the future. Cornell Cooperative Extension foresters Peter Smallidge and Brett Chedzoy will also be there to share related tips for managing invasive forest plants and establishing new trees following the harvest or loss of mature ones. There is much to see and learn from in the company of fellow woodland owners. The walk will take place rain or shine with up to one mile of walking in forest conditions, so please dress for the weather. To help accurately plan for complimentary light refreshments, reservations are requested by Thursday, September 19th by calling Tamara Bacho at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cattaraugus County at 716-699-2377 X 100 or tsb48@cornell.edu. For more information on the Woods Walk, please contact Dick Brennan at: 716-699-4125.
Detailed travel instructions:  From the Village of Ellicottville go east on NY 242 for approximately 6 miles, then turn left (north) onto Fancy Tract Rd. and immediately go over a RR crossing – Caution this is an active line – proceed ½ mile on Fancy Tract Rd. and the property will be on the West (left) side. The house has a row of mature white pines on each side. Parking is available on a log landing and along the road.

This informational program is being supported by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cattaraugus County, and “Farmland for a New Generation New York – in partnership with American Farmland Trust, and supported by the State of New York.” For more information, visit Farmland for a New Generation New York at www.NYFarmlandFinder.org.

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