Jo Daviess County: A Novice's Guide to Forest Management

  • 10/01/2011
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • North of Woodbine, IL


  • No charge. Please register so that we can contact you about any last minute cancellation

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A Complete Novice’s Approach to Forest Management

Bill Hawes has 30 acres with about 25 acres in timber or reforestation.  With no real knowledge of forest management, he started to initiate some timber stand improvement of his existing timber, and reforestation of some open areas and areas recently grazed. This tour will concentrate on different activities that worked and ones that were not successful.  It may also include his woodworking and saw mill activities, if time and interest permit. The general reason to manage the timber is to provide wood for his woodworking hobby. An unrelated topic that may be of interest to some people is a viewing and discussion of his recently installed photovoltaic solar system (grid tie-in with battery backup).  The tour will include about a one mile walk, moderate difficulty.

To get to the Hawes' Farm, from US Route 20, take Woodbine Road out of the west end of Woodbine, Illinois (Woodbine is halfway between Elizabeth and Stockton, and Woodbine Road runs parallel to US 20 one half block north of town)>  Head west and north 2 miles.  Turn right on South Apple River Road.  The Hawes are at 271 N. Apple River Road, approximately 2.5 miles on the right.  For further help finding the location, call Tom Arnold that day at (815) 990-3663.  Sponsored by the Northwest Illinois Forestry Association.

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