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Forest Soils Workshop - Skowhegan

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:16:12 EDT

Knowing the soils within the forest is a first step in making informed management decisions, and is often overlooked. This can be a costly mistake. Forest soil characteristics are unique and their interpretation differs from agricultural soils. Just as there are diverse forest types, there are many soil variants that lead to differing management decisions. Site selection, species selection, site productivity evaluation, silvicultural treatments, and soil amendments need crucial soil information. Please join the Upper Kennebec Valley chapter of Maine Woodland Owners with the soils guy, Dave Rocques, State Soil Scientist. He will give an overview of the physical, chemical and biological properties of forest soils and their implications on forest vegetation. forest soil disturbance, forest soil management and silvicultural treatments. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, and the Somerset County Soil and Water Conservation Districts. This is a free workshop with a field component and will be held rain or shine. No need to pre-register and anyone is welcome! Any questions contact Patty Cormier at patty.cormier@maine.gov or 592-2238