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Bald Hill Silviculture Twilight Tour
September 17, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Time: 6:00 PM to “dark”
Join Benton County Extension for an entertaining walking tour and lively discussion of some alternative management activities demonstrated on this property close to Corvallis. In a very short distance we will visit four different plantings with different histories (starting for Christmas trees or timber), spacings, and arrangements. Now marked for the first commercial thinning entry this fall (at age 24), we will talk about density, live crown ratios and ring counts on our way to discussing what it takes to make an early entry profitable while improving the future stand. Yes learning can be fun.
- Speakers: Bill “luck is better that planning” Emmingham (retired OSU Extension Silviculture Specialist) and Mark Miller (Trout Mountain Forestry).
- Provocateurs: Dave Hibbs (retired OSU Forestry professor) and Brad Withrow-Robinson (OSU Forestry and Natural Resources Extension, Benton Co.)
Location: Emmingham property on Bald Hill. 3231 Hawk Crest Rd, Philomath. Directions: turn North off of West Hills Rd on to Bullevard Rd (about ¼ west of the Reservoir Rd/West Hills Rd intersection) and drive up hill until you find a forest.
Parking at the site is limited. We encourage you to car pool from the OSU Extension Office, meeting in the parking lot at 5:30 pm.