You are invited to join the Local Living Venture, in partnership with members of the NY Forest Owner's Assn, for a journey into the great north woods - learning skills to last for a lifetime.
This was a great evening with the crew from NYFOA! Check out the pictures at the bottom of this page!
For directions and details, see the "FAQ" section below please
Firewood & Sawlogs
Co-coordinated with the1330 Old Market Rd., off of CR 48,
Local Living Venture and New York Forest Owner's Assn.
Tuesday, June 24, 5:30 to dark
Knapps Station, near Norwood, NY
Interested in learning more about how to safely work in the woods? Have a woodlot you'd like to maintain and improve? Need to learn more about using our most renewable local resource - wood - for building projects and firewood?
William LaPoint, conscientious land owner, dedicated to the health of his forest and wildlife, is currently Events Chairperson and Secretary/Treasurer for the NAC (Northern Adirondack Chapter) of NYFOA (New York Forest Owners Association.) Bill's concern for the forest has taken him to Albany and Washington DC to lobby for landowners.
Steve Sherwood is a Senior Forester for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation out of the Potsdam DEC Office, and a member of NYFOA.
Other NYFOA members who will share their equipment, knowledge and skills as well:
Tom Todd will show his firewood processor - a machine that cuts & splits the wood - you feed it in one end and it spits it out the other, ready to go!
Steve Baxter will show how to operate his portable sawmill.
What to wear / Bring
Folks should dress for the event - to include:
long pants & sleeves for mosquito and bramble protection
pants tucked into socks for tick protection
sturdy boots (no open toe shoes)
A notebook may come in handy?
Admission & Registration
There is a suggested donation of $10 general public, $5 student, FREE for NYFOA members. Scholarships are available when you RSVP.
Walk-ins are welcome but an RSVP is appreciated. Sign up to receive the hand-outs via email as well!
Email us at LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com to RSVP your spot(s) -- please include your phone number(s) and number in your party -- and we will send you directions and answer any questions you may have.
You may wish to peruse the many sustainable forestry and "healthy hearth" resources we have assembled for your use, at www.SustainableLivingProject.net/workshop-event-resources. Please look under the Healthy Trees & Forests section.
Look for that same header for even more information at THIS PAGE; but there it's best to scroll to the end of the page and work your way back up just a bit! We hope you will want to bookmark and refer to these pages many times!
Sign up for this event at LocalLivingVenture@gmail.com (we need your phone number and email address) in order to receive the email hand-outs on the relative BTU values and other characteristics of different types of wood that can be helpful to know.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Local Living Venture
and New York Forest Owner's Assn.
PHOTOS! June 24, 2014
Signing in at the LLV table, Bill begins the orientation...and knowing where the privy is located is important too!
Bill LaPoint & Tom Todd on the major mega wood processor that spits out quarter rounds from full logs!
Various home wood splitting methods and checking out the sawed-out basswood lumber with a moisture meter.
Bill's home grown splittin' and haulin' choo choo is admired - as well as the fully loaded hauling machine that pulls it!
And we move through traditional block and axe/maul splitting and into tree identification with Steve Sherwood
"Alternating" leaves (though some are "opposite") indicate ash, similar leaves but in an "opposite" layout for apple. Then a stroll through the woods to identify many species that had been marked for us to observe in Bill's very diverse northern wood lot, and referencing the "Know Your Trees" book that was available for purchase also.
Our wonderful host Bill LaPoint, and generous NYFOA presenters Steve Sherwood, Steve Baxter, and Tom Todd
Thank You, gentlemen!
The Local Living Venture enjoyed working with NYFOA members for this collaborative event!
Jackie Bartholomew Chelle Lindahl
Education & Outreach Facilitator Co-Coordinator
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