2017

September

Waynesboro Tree Workshop: Reveling in the Magnificence of Trees

September 15

7:15 - 4:00

General Registration: $85 (before 9/1/17); $100 after

Government/Non-profit Registration: $75 (before 9/1/17); $100 after

Tree Steward/Master Gardner/Student: $55 (beifre 9/1/17); $100 after

Best Western Inn & Conference Center, Waynesboro

On behalf of Waynesboro Parks & Recreation, Trees Virginia, and the Virginia Department of Forestry, we are pleased to present the 22nd annual Waynesboro Tree Workshop: Reveling in the Magnificence of Trees and ArborMaster Training. The workshop is divided into two tracks, ArborMaster and Lecture. The ArborMaster track teaches hands-on techniques and skills vital for tree climbers, groundsmen, and anyone in the production side of tree work. The lecture track is divided into two sessions of indoor lectures and outdoor demonstrations and is geared toward those working in municipalities, government agencies, and private industry. There is something for everyone at this workshop and regardless of track, you will be hearing from arboriculture and urban forestry experts.  

For more information or to register.

Southeast Virginia Beginning Landowners Weekend Retreat

September 22-24

Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • Individual, No Lodging - $55*
  • Couple, No Lodging - $110*
  • Individual, Fri. & Sat. Lodging - $95*
  • Couple, Fri. & Sat. Lodging - $190*

New Kent Forestry Center, Providence Forge

This weekend retreat program was designed for those new to landownership or new to managing woodlands.  A combination of classroom, field trip, and hands-on activities will introduce participants to the concepts of good woodland management in a relaxed atmosphere.  Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided both days; dinnner is provided Saturday evening.  

Registration is closed.

Information for registered participants

For more information, contact Jennifer Gagnon, 540/231-6391 or jgagnon@vt.edu.

Tree Farm Tour & Dinner - you do NOT have to be a Tree Farmer to attend

September 28

4 - 7:00 p.m.

$10* first person; $5* each additional 

Dripping Springs Tree Farm, Bruington

Join Tree Farmers and other landowners interested in practicing good forestry on their lands. Tour an active Tree Farm and learn about the Virginia Tree Farm Foundation.  All woodland owners are welcome and encouraged to bring a friend ro family member.  Dinner will be provided.

Register on-line or by mail.

Contact Jennifer Gagnon for more information, 540-231-6391, jgagnon@vt.edu.

Using Herbicides Safely and Successfully

September 29

9 - 4

VCE Fauquier/Whitney State Forest

$30 - includes lunch

Topics will include:

  • Plant identification
  • How to choose an herbicide
  • Equipment
  • Reading the label
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Mixing herbicides 

Register on-line or by mail.

October

4th Biennial Shortleaf Pine Conference

October 3-5

Stockton Seaview Hotel, Galloway, NJ

$175 full conference

$75 single-day

Join foresters, biologists, researchers, industry partners, and landowners for the 4th Biennial Shortleaf Pine Conference. Surrounded by New Jersey’s own Pine Barrens, the conference will feature sessions by 20+ shortleaf experts and an in-person look at forest restoration and land management practices. Shortleaf pine is a diminished species in Virginia, meaning technical and finacial assistance may be available to landowners interested in planting this species.  

Draft agenda

For more information, please visit the Shortleaf Pine Initiative website

Register Online

Register by Check

Pulaski County Fall Forestry & Wildlife Field Tours

October 5

$35*/person; $60*/couple

The 87th county in Virginia has a rich history with 19 properties on the National Register of Historic Places.  It's also home to Claytor Lake State Park, the Jefferson National Forest, and the northern end of the well-used New River Trail State Park.  On this tour we'll visit properties being managed for forestes and wildlife.  

Learn more about the Fall Forestry & Wildlife Field Tours.

Tour details.

Register on-line or by mail.

For more information, please contact Bill Worrell, bworrell@vt.edu; 276/889-8056.

Buckingham County Fall Forestry & Wildlife Field Tour

October 10

8:00 - 5:00

$35*/person; $60*/couple

Meet: First Baptist Church of Dillwyn, Dillwyn

Here in the geographical center of Virginia, forestry is alive and well.  Bound on the north and south by the James and Appomattox Rivers, good forest management practices are essential for protecting water quality.  

Learn more about the Fall Forestry & Wildlife Field Tours.

Tour details. 

Register on-line or by mail.  

For more information, please contact Jason Fisher, jasonf@vt.edu; 434/476-2147.

Preparing for Generation NEXT

October 17 & 24

12:30 - 7:30

$50* for up to 2 family members; $25* for each additional family member

Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex, Chatham

Forests and farmland are valued for multiple reasons such as wildlife, privacy, recreation, timber, hunting, or scenic qualities. Are you prepared to pass the environmental and heirloom values rooted in your forest to the next generation? The cost of not planning and future tax burdens may put your land’s ownership in jeopardy. If you don’t plan, the government will plan for you. By researching and planning ahead of time, you can ensure your wishes are met and minimize the financial costs and emotional challenges while securing your woodland legacy.

Apply on-line or by mail.

Contact Jason Fisher, jasonf@vt.edu, 434/476-2147, for more information. 

Augusta County Fall Forestry & Wildlife Field Tour

October 20

8:00 - 5:00

$45*/person; $80*/couple

Join us for a varied day in the fields and forests of beautiful Augusta County. From the mountains in the George Washington National Forest to the South River, we will explore a variety of management tools for landowners to improve forest productivity, diversity, and habitat value.  The excursion will visit Federal, State, and private lands and offer fantastic scenery, food, and fellowship along the way.  

Learn more about the Fall Forestry & Wildlife Field Tours.

Tour details. 

Register on-line or by mail

For more information, please contact Adam Downing, adowning@vt.edu; 540/948-6881.

Emporia Fall Forestry & Wildlife Field Tour 

October 25

8 - 5:00

$45*/person; $80*/couple

Bottomland hardwoods and associated wetlands are tremendously important when it comes to buffering storm water runoff, filtering out pollutants, providing excellent habitat for wildlife, and offering recreation.  They can even generate some income for the landowner.  The challenge for many of these acres though, is that they are in poor condition due to past management practices and limited management options.  

Learn more about the Fall Forestry & Wildlife Field Tours.

Tour details. 

Register on-line or by mail

For more information, please contact Neil Clark, neclark@vt.edu; 757/653-2572.

Forest inSight Conference - Innovations in the Science of Forest Management

October 24-25

Wilmington Holiday Inn, Wilmington, NC

$170.50

Learn the latest science on forest management in the south from 7 of forestry's top professionals.  Four field trip stops are included in the registration as well. 

Learn more. Register on-line.

Tree Farm Tour & Dinner - you do NOT have to be a Tree Farmer to attend

October 26

3:30 - 6:30 p.m.

$10* first person; $5* each additional 

Blackwell Tree Farm, Goldvein

Join Tree Farmers and other landowners interested in practicing good forestry on their lands. Tour an active Tree Farm and learn about the Virginia Tree Farm Foundation.  All woodland owners are welcome and encouraged to bring a friend ro family member.  Dinner will be provided.

Register on-line or by mail.

Contact Jennifer Gagnon for more information, 540-231-6391, jgagnon@vt.edu.

November

Preparing for Generation NEXT

November 2 & 9

12:30 - 7:30

$70* for up to 2 family members; $35* for each additional family member

New Kent Forestry Center, Providence Forge

Forests and farmland are valued for multiple reasons such as wildlife, privacy, recreation, timber, hunting, or scenic qualities. Are you prepared to pass the environmental and heirloom values rooted in your forest to the next generation? The cost of not planning and future tax burdens may put your land’s ownership in jeopardy. If you don’t plan, the government will plan for you. By researching and planning ahead of time, you can ensure your wishes are met and minimize the financial costs and emotional challenges while securing your woodland legacy.

Apply on-line or by mail.   Contact Jennifer Gagnon, jgagnon@vt.edu, 540/231-6391, for more information. 

Preparing for Generation NEXT

Nov. 9 & 16 

9:00 - 4:30

$70* for up to 2 family members; $35* for each additional family member

Selu Conservancy, Radford

Agenda coming soon

Forests and farmland are valued for multiple reasons such as wildlife, privacy, recreation, timber, hunting, or scenic qualities. Are you prepared to pass the environmental and heirloom values rooted in your forest to the next generation? The cost of not planning and future tax burdens may put your land’s ownership in jeopardy. If you don’t plan, the government will plan for you. By researching and planning ahead of time, you can ensure your wishes are met and minimize the financial costs and emotional challenges while securing your woodland legacy.

Apply on-line or by mail.  Contact Jennifer Gagnon, jgagnon@vt.edu, 540/231-6391, for more information. 

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