Managing for Old Forest Characteristics: Field Workshop for Landowners

September 15, 2023 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Potash Hill
2582 South Road
Vermont Land Trust

Are you interested in learning how to manage for some of the desired characteristics of old forests?

Vermont Land Trust will hold a Managing for Old Forest Characteristics: Field Workshop for Landowners on September 15th from 9 am to Noon at Potash Hill in Marlboro, Vermont.

This workshop, led by Dr. Paul Catanzaro from UMass, Windham County forester Sam Schneski, and VLT forester Pieter van Loon, will explore what those characteristics are, how to recognize an old forest, and how to decide whether we should leave our woods alone or do some light active management to achieve those characteristics.

They will discuss everything from broad regional conservation goals to on-the-ground details like how to increase down and standing dead wood in a forest.

This event is perfect for landowners who wish to enhance their understanding of their forestland, old forests, and how they can best protect and enhance the characteristics of old forests.  The workshop is not designed for professional forester training.

To take part in this workshop, register at Managing for Old Forest Characteristics – Vermont Land Trust (