Regeneration Silviculture and Invasive Plant Control workshop

May 3, 2024 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Leader Family Trust property
Westminster Road
$55 including lunch
Kristen Dietrich
802 257-1644

The Vermont Forestry Foundation is hosting a Regeneration Silviculture and Invasive Plant Control workshop at the Leader Family Trust property on Westminster Road, Putney, VT on May 3rd from 8:30 am to 5 pm

The Leader Family Trust Forest is a 470-cre woodland with a long history of active management.  It includes a wide range of silvicultural treatments including patch cuts, small clearcuts, shelterwood and selection methods.  Invasive species management, including nasty buckthorn, is a main feature.

In 2018, two 6 acre patch clearcuts in low grade pine with dense buckthorn understory were cut without herbicide treatment.  The goal was to use organic/mechanical treatment to replace the pine with hardwood regeneration by intense scarification.  Now hardwood saplings are emerging through the buckthorn sprouts.


8:30 am          Registration & greetings

9 am               Introductory session and tour of recent harvesting

12:30              catered BBQ chicken lunch

1:30                Field tour previously harvested units

3:30                Discussion and beverages


Speakers will include

Mariko Yamasaki                  retired USFS wildlife biologist, Durham

Coeli Hoover                         Forest carbon scientist – USFS Durham

Tom Lee                                 UNH Durham (retired)

Stephen Eisenhaure            USFS Land Use Coordinator

Steve Hardy                          Green Mountain Forestry

Robbo Holleran                    private forester


Cost of this workshop is $55/person including a world class BBQ chicken lunch..

Please pre-register by April 26th so we can have a head count for lunch.

Checks should be made out to Vermont Forestry Foundation and sent with registration to Kristen Dietrich, 1037 Western Avenue, Suite 3, Brattleboro, VT 05301


Approved Credits. VT LEAP: 8.0, NH PLP: 8.0, MA THL: 5.5, SAF: 5.5, VT Pesticide: 5.0 for category 2 – Forest Pest Control, 3A – Ornamental and Shade Tree. MA/NH Pesticide Credits: TBD