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Allard Lumber Mill Tour

Wednesday, July 17th at 5:00 p.m. We will meet at the main office at 74 Glen Orne Drive. Dress appropriately including covered toe shoes or boots. We will be inside, outside, and on uneven ground. The company was started in 1974 and is now owned by Clifford Allard. Allard buys standing timber and logs from […]

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Fern Identification Walk

Thursday, July 25th at 6 p.m. — Maximum of 15 people Lynn Levine, consulting forester and a past board member of WRWA, has just written a new book called “Identifying Ferns the Easy Way: A Pocket Guide to Common Ferns in the Northeast.” (See review by Arthur Westing in this issue.) We will meet at […]

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Essential Oils and Hydrosols from Local Plants

Sunday, May 19th 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. –Preregistration Required Join herbalist Santalena Groves, Alchemist/Creator of Heart Grown Wild, LLC, an herbal skincare company based out of Southern Vermont, to take a deep dive into how essential oils are produced through live distillation of wild harvested plants. Join us for a plant walk outside and […]

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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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