JEFFERSON — The Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine and the Maine Tree Farm will host the 60th annual Forestry Field Day on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Egypt Road.

There will be exhibits, demonstrations, walks, tours, children’s activities and food. Among the featured tours and demonstrations are managing for wildlife, birds of the forest, wildflowers, mushrooms, non-timber forest products, bog walks, tree pruning and trail construction.

Three different timber harvesting methods will be demonstrated throughout the day.

Lunchtime speakers included John Piotti of the Maine Farmland Trust and Willard Morgan of the Chewonki Foundation.

Gates open at 8 a.m. and the program begins at 8:50 a.m. This event is free and open to the public. Lunch costs $6-$10.

The event is being held at the nature center in recognition of David “Tracy” Moskovitz and Bambi Jones, founders of Hidden Valley Nature Center, who were named the 2014 Maine Outstanding Tree Farm honorees . They were also selected as the outstanding tree farm in the Northeast Region by the American Tree Farm System.

For directions, call 626-0005 or visit www.swoam.org.

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