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2017 Field Tours

Tour 3

Chestnut Restoration

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Winthrop, Readfield and Vienna, Maine

Sponsored by The American Chestnut Foundation

8:15 AM        Buses depart DoubleTree Hotel in South Portland

9:30 AM        Hampton Inn,  Augusta
                        Registration, Coffee, Welcome and Introductions (hotel parking lot)

9:45 AM        Travel to Ladd Woodlot, Vienna

10:30 AM       Chestnut Silviculture, Cold Tolerance & Disease Resistance
                         Dr. Brian Roth, METACF Science Chair

11:30 AM        Travel to Readfield

12:00 PM       Boxed Lunch

12:45 PM        Visit Large Surviving American Chestnut Tree & Germplasm Conservation
Dr. Thomas Klak, Professor, University of New England

1:30 PM           Travel to Wiesendanger Woodlot, Winthrop

1:45 PM           Seed Orchard & Breeding for Disease Resistance
                            Dr. Jared Westbrook, TACF Geneticist

2:45  PM         Adjourn.  Travel to Hampton Inn, Augusta

3:00 PM         Travel to South Portland

4:00 PM         Bus arrives at DoubleTree, South Portland
   Approved Continuing Education Credits
                SAF                                2.5     Category 1
                Maine LPF                  2.5     Category 1                      

Registration is CLOSED


Tour 1

Management of Small Diameter Softwood:
Utilizing Early Commercial Thinning

Friday, July 14, 2017

Rangeley, Maine

Left to right:

Tony Guay - UMaine, Barbara Wheatland Remote Sensing Technical Specialist

Carter Stone - UMaine, Barbara Wheatland Geospatial and Remote Sensing Program Manager

Walker Day - SILC Forester and 2017 UMaine SFR graduate

Alex Ingraham - Vice-President, Pingree Associates (MESAF Member-at-Large and tour organizer)

Great tour, thank you Alex!


             Approved Continuing Education Credits
                SAF                                3.0     Category 1
                Maine LPF                     3.0     Category 1




Tour 2

QGIS for Forestry

Friday, August 18, 2017
Orono, Maine

        Approved continuing education credits
                Maine LPF 4.5 Category 1
                SAF             4.5 Category 1