Fall is a beautiful time to be out in the woods.
On October 22nd Jim and Elizabeth Burnham are hosting a Tree Farm Tour at their 60 acre Tree Farm in Shelburne from 9:30 to 11:30 am.
The Burnham family has managed their 60 acre woodland for two generations, mostly using small woodlot equipment and methods.
The area being toured is part of a shelterwood harvest (about 6 acres) started in Jan. 2022 and not yet quite complete. Primary species removed are Red Oak and White Pine.
The tour will include demonstrations of some unusual log and firewood handling methods and equipment. Modern wood heat is also used to heat buildings on the premises.
Total walking distance for the tour will be around a mile with about half of that on paved roadway. It can be a little muddy and there are some steep hillsides. Participants should dress for the weather.
Take Route 2 to Shelburne Center and turn north on Little Mohawk Road toward the Shelburne Center fire station.
Park in the Fellowship Hall parking lot (opposite the Fire Station) and walk up the road to the tour.
Rain date will be Sunday, October 23rd at the same time.
If you have any questions, email Greg Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413 475-2883.