Throughout the day, a number of exhibits, learning stations, tours, and hands-on demonstrations were available to attendees. Four legacy landowners were recognized during the event, including Dave Marsceau, the Duren Farm, Dennis Rezner and David and Curt Parsons. Department of National Resources representatives demonstrated stream shocking in Springbrook, which borders our property. UW-Stevens Point students showed their skills at cross cutting. Hayride tours provided an opportunity to see first-hand the well-managed Merry family forest after years of utilizing forest management techniques. Forest insect and disease discussions, chainsaw safety, felling a tree against its lean, horse skidding, and log grading were also highlights of the day.
“Our Fall Forestry Festival is really all about providing a place for landowners to gather where they can learn and discuss all the different aspects of forest management while having trained professionals available to answer their questions,” stated Al Koeppel, Head Forester for Kretz Lumber Company. “Our goal is simple: Provide the resources landowners need to meet their land management goals and have a good time while doing it.”
Landowners interested in learning more about how to properly manage their own land can call Kretz Lumber Company’s forestry services team at 800-352-1438 or visit www.kretzlumber.com.
To view photos from this year’s event, visit our Facebook photo album.