Monday, October 8, 2007


The North Carolina Tree Farm Program announces a field forestry workshop at the Mountain Horticulture Center in Fletcher, NC, on Thursday, November 8, 2007 from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM. The morning session will feature speakers on the advantages of active forest management and tax strategies, including forest health and wildlife habitat enhancements. Tree Farmers Dwight Batts from Wilson County and Dr. Bob Cooper from Forsyth County will discuss the advantages of Tree Farm Certification to family forest owners.

The afternoon session will feature a field tour of a nearby family forest in Henderson County owned by Tree Farmer Alan Bly. Consulting Forester Monty Wooten of Asheville, NC will assist Mr. Bly in discussing forest management practices in use on his property. Transportation to the Tree Farm will be provided by the NC Division of Forest Resources and a complimentary lunch will be served at the horticulture center prior to departure. The workshop is provided free of charge courtesy of the North Carolina Tree Farm Program and local supporters.

Call Amanda Stone at the NC Cooperative Extension Service office in Buncombe County at 828-255-5522 or contact by email at to register for the workshop.

For more information contact your local Cooperative Extension Center and ask for the Commercial Horticulture Agent.