Planning for a successful timber harvest workshop is set for 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Winslow Fire Station, 114 Benton Ave. Registration for the free event will begin at 8:30 a.m.

This presentation is primarily for woodland owners who want to understand more about their options for harvesting trees on their property — whether to derive income, to increase future growth and value, to obtain firewood, to manage wildlife habitat, or other goals. Whether landowners intend to cut their own trees, or contract a logger, this session will cover the most important questions to address ahead of time. The group will discuss working with professionals, forest growth and choosing which trees to cut, stumpage prices, harvesting equipment and layout, timber harvest contracts, forestry rules and requirements, and other topics. How tree growth property tax status might affect timber harvest planning will also be discussed. Foresters, loggers and others may also find the discussion interesting and are welcome to attend.

District Forester Morten Moesswilde of the Maine Forest Service will present the program.

The course is sponsored by the Kennebec Woodland Partnership, the Maine Forest Service, and the Town of Winslow.

To register, email [email protected] or call 441-2895.

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