The Forest Society is partnering with the VT/NH Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) to start a chestnut seed orchard on the Tom Rush Forest in Deering, NH! Join us as we get started in this effort planting our first 600 chestnuts. We are looking for 15-20 volunteers on this day to help lay weed barrier fabric, plant chestnuts, install growth tubes, and put down mulch. We'll start at 10am and work until we're done, which will likely depend upon the number of hands we have. Please register below if interested, so that we can email you directions to the field where we'll be
To help the Easement Stewardship team monitor thousands of acres of conservation properties, the Volunteer Easement Monitoring Program (VEMP) was started in 2016. Since then, the program has been gradually expanding.
In February of 2018, the Forest Society began a harvest on the western side of Mount Monadnock. The goal of this harvest is to cut high-quality red oak trees that have attained maturity and provide an opportunity for new oaks
Workshop attendees look at a technique implemented by Nigel Manley to control the growth form of an apple tree.
Bethlehem, Grafton County, New Hampshire
Releasing and pruning wild apple trees can keep them healthy and result in greater fruit production for use by a wide variety of wildlife. This basic introduction to releasing and pruning wild apple trees, with both indoor classroom session and outdoor field practice, will be led by Nigel Manly (Director of the Forest Society’s Rocks Estate). The indoor portion will be held at the Rocks Estate of Bethlehem and field pruning practice will be held nearby in Bethlehem.
Bring a bag lunch and water, and dress in warm layers for outdoor practice.