Vernon briefs

Forest workshop planned

VERNON — VERNON - Steve Hardy of Green Mountain Forestry visited the March 21 Selectboard meeting to seek the Board's approval for his hosting a workshop in the Town Forest on April 29.

Hardy said his previous workshops were well-attended, with approximately 80 foresters participating.

At the April 29 workshop, foresters from Vermont, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire will be there, Hardy said, and the public is welcome “to come hear some interesting things.” There will be a catered barbecue lunch, he noted.

This workshop is in preparation for a planned forest-thinning, Hardy said. It is also to keep an eye out for the invasive insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid.

“It is here, and it's up there” in Vernon's forests, he said, noting a large egg mass seen in the Black Gum Swamp last year.

The Selectboard authorized the workshop; those interested in attending should contact Board Chair Christiane Howe.

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