Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM EDT
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Parker Tree Farm 
North Hollow Road
Granville, VT 05747

Driving Directions 


Vermont Woodlands Association 
Vermont Woodlands Association 

2018 Vermont Outstanding Tree Farm Tour 

Peter and Julie Parker invite you to enjoy a day at their Tree Farm #1042, the historic Old John Vinton Hill Farm, touring the woods, hearing about the nesting birds they attract, and to share what they have done to enhance their woodlands over the past 35 years. Their 560 acres are a Certified Tree Farm and conserved by the Vermont Land Trust. There will be three different morning tours of the property:

Northern Hardwood woodlands: Northern hardwoods represent the heart of this tree farm, with 30+ years ofongoing tree stand improvement work and multiple commercial harvests completed. Visit old ‘sugaring’ sites;discuss access road and wildlife habitat considerations. Two hours; moderate terrain, mostly woods roads.

Pine woodland & 1999 Blowdown area: Two-part tour! For part one, enjoy a walk through a mixed natural andpine plantation situated on formerly cultivated land. This area has had two harvests along with past timberstand improvement work. Discuss the harvest history of this area, an ongoing white pine “growth” study, andthe significant bird habitat provided by this area. For part two, follow old town road across Thatcher Brook andon to view the 1999 blowdown area and glacial erratic. One hour each; easy terrain, some wet sections on woods roads.

“Mixed Bag”: Follow old town road across Thatcher Brook and on to view the 1999 blowdown area and glacialerratic. Continue around a loop on log roads past areas of mature red oak, a growth plot, an area with highpercent white ash, and on through Northern hardwood area recently harvested. Two hours; moderate terrain, some wet sections, mostly woods roads.

Fees: $20/person;$10/child 14 and younger (non-refundable. Registration deadline: September 10, 2018. 

8:30 Arrival, coffee & introductions
9:30 Guided tours
11:30 Lunch, networking, & table displays and
1:00 Award ceremony & presentation
2:30 Conclusion & departure

NOTE: This is a rain or shine event. Dress for the weather! Lunch will be provided.

Directions to Parker Tree Farm, North Hollow road, Granville, VT:

From the north: Coming south on VT Route 100, continue south through Waitsfield and past Warren (signs). Pass Plunkton road on your left. In about a mile, watch for North Hollow road on your left (small sign, hard to see). Turn left onto North Hollow road, and continue about 4.6 miles to the Parker tree farm.

From the south: Coming north on VT Route 100, continue north through Rochester and Hancock through Lower Granville (town office and church building on left.) Continue on Route 100 for about mile to Maston Hill road on your right (white house with crossed skis over the door). Turn right onto Maston Hill road and continue all the way to the intersection with North Hollow road where Maston Hill road dead-ends. Turn right onto North Hollow road, and continue about 2.8 miles to the Parker tree farm.

Whether you come from the north or south, the house is on your left. It is a red house with white trim, with a garden and stone wall in front of it close to the road. Signs for where to park will be a little past the house on your right.