Beech tree treated with hack-and-squirt method of vegetation management


Preparing Your Woods for More Frequent Disturbance

  • Saturday, October 13, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Stay tuned for information on a project webinar in November.

As extreme weather and pest outbreaks become more common, do you wonder if your woodlot is in a strong position to recover and thrive? This workshop will focus on The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) 17,000 acre Tug Hill conservation area, where we are using both tried and true and new techniques to make the forest more resilient. Learn about the history of Tug Hill forests and TNC’s goal to guide them toward increased species diversity and structural complexity using familiar forestry practices.

Through plantings, timber stand improvement and medium-sized patch cuts, TNC has begun managing a number of stands to withstand the impacts of a changing climate. Staff from the project team, will discuss how they decided on the various management techniques, the challenges of a tight timeline and expected outcomes. They will also explain how the project inspired the creation of a forest health and productivity report card with CCE Onondaga that you can use in your woods to guide your management plans.

Morning session begins at 9 a.m. at Snow Ridge Resort and afternoon is in the field – please dress for Tug Hill weather! Workshop will be rain or shine. Morning refreshments and lunch will be served.

Registration is FREE but REQUIRED for refreshments and handout count. Register online at . Registration deadline is October 9. If you have questions about the workshop contact Kristina Ferrare, CCE Onondaga County by email or phone (315) 424-9485 ext. 231.


FREE but Registration is REQUIRED

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Kristina Ferrare
Forestry Program Specialist
315-424-9485 x231


Snow Ridge Resort
4173 West Road
Turin, NY 13473

Last updated October 10, 2018