Contact: Troy Brown
Phone: (715) 623-5410
Wisconsin Landowners to Converge for Fall Forestry Festival Program to educate landowners on woodlands management, celebrate good stewardship of Wisconsin lands.
Antigo, Wis., Sept. 9, 2014 -- Hundreds of landowners will come together this Saturday in the Ray Kretz Industrial Forest, located on the property of Kretz Lumber Company in Antigo, to educate themselves on proper management of their woodlands and to celebrate good stewardship across Wisconsin and Michigan forests. It is all part of the 13th Landowner's Fall Forestry Festival hosted and sponsored by Kretz Lumber and co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Tree Farm Committee and EXPERA specialty solutions.
The festival provides community members and landowners from across the state anopportunity to unite, learn and share best practices for forest sustainability and conservancy. Festival organizers say sustainable forest management happens when educated landowners have the tools, resources and knowledge needed to effectively manage their land.
"With proper technique, planning, and dedication to forest health, we are able to educate and empower landowners on sustainable practices," stated Troy Brown, President of Kretz Lumber Company. "We believe in preserving a commitment to good stewardship of the land and proper forestry techniques. This festival is one of the tools we use to assist landowners in achieving their property goals while also educating attendees on woodlands management."
The Landowner's Fall Forestry Festival encompasses an entire day of hands-on forest activities, including exhibitions, learning stations, tours, discussions, trainings, guest speakers and a northwoods lunch. This year's legacy landowner recognitions include the Brandt and Shuman families, Palmquist's Farm, and the Peshtigo Preserve. Other highlights this year include keynote speaker Henry Schienebeck, Executive Director of the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association, DNR stream shocking, chainsaw safety training, forest insect and disease discussions, and hayride tours of the Merry property. The festival begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at 2 p.m.
About Kretz Lumber: For over 80 years, Kretz Lumber has served as Wisconsin and Michigan's leader in professional forest consulting. Headquartered in Antigo, Wisc., the company manufacturers green and kiln dried northern hardwood lumber and veneer, and also manages privately owned timberland throughout the midwest. For more information, visit www.kretzlumber.com or call 715-623-5410.