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Somerset Old Growth Forest Tour

Saturday March 2 WRWA Members Only Field Trip Retired Windham County Forester Bill Guenther will lead a tour to a Somerset woodlot in what we believe to be a stand of old growth, which consists mostly of yellow birch. This 60-acre property was a gift to Leland & Gray High School many years ago. About […]

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Winter Tree Walk & Potluck Lunch

Saturday, March 9th at 10 a.m. Bill Guenther, who recently retired as Windham County Forester, will lead a winter tree identification walk in a Halifax woodlot, about a 15-minute drive from West Brattleboro. Bill will show us how to use characteristics such as habitat, growth form, branching pattern, and bark to identify about 20 species […]

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Sugar House Tour 2019

Sugarhouse Tour to be held Saturday, March 23rd at 1:00 pm – East Hill Farm Sugarhouse is a small, fairly traditional sugaring operation with about 1200 taps more or less depending on the weather and what we feel like.  We set about 1050 taps in pipeline with about 400 on 3/16” line in a gravity […]

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Use Value Appraisal: What you Need to Know

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.  – 130 Austine Drive, Holton Hall 4th Floor, Brattleboro VT. Windham County Forester Sam Schneski will speak about Vermont’s Use Value Appraisal program The Use Value Appraisal Program (UVA), also called “Current Use” or “Land Use” and established in 1980, is arguably the most successful state program for […]

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Hard Cider: Pressing and Fermenting

Friday, October 19, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.   Winston Prouty Center, 4th floor A slide show and talk by Alan Robertson, Tree Farmer and cider enthusiast from Sheffield VT. He will explain how to brew your own hard cider, from the selection of apple varieties to bottling and enjoying.  We will have samples from Al’s “famous” […]

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