The Wisconsin State Tree Farm Field Day will be hosted Aug. 17 by Dennis and Kim Schoeneck at their award winning Tree Farm at 1178 County Hwy G, in Pelican Lake.
The public is invited to attend for part of the day, or all day.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the Field Day wraps up at 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided at noon.
The Field Day will showcase three generations of the Schoeneck’s applied family forest management from Christmas tree plantings to northern hardwood silviculture, to an active harvest with Dennis’s harvester, to non-traditional markets for wood, to applied Best Management Practices, to wildlife and recreational improvements, and more.
The cost is $10 per person or $15 per couple/family.
For more information or to make a reservation, email the Wisconsin Tree Farm Committee at email@example.com or call 414-627-1458.
In addition, the Schoenecks are the winners of the 2012 Wisconsin Outstanding Tree Farm of the Year Award. They have been judged the finest example of the standards and values of the American Tree Farm System on privately owned forestlands in Wisconsin for 2012.
As such they manage their 225 acre Tree Farm not only for the production of valuable forest products, but also for wildlife habitat, recreational uses and watershed protection.
A tour of their property provides a wealth of forest management information, ideas, and inspiration for all. Dennis is a professional logging contractor who shares his forestry knowledge and techniques with landowners across the northwoods as a Certified Master Logger. He has volunteered his expertise with many school groups, teachers, landowners and government officials through his involvement with the Elcho School Forestry Committee, the Forest Industry Safety Training Alliance, the Wisconsin Forestry Resources Education Alliance, the Wisconsin-Michigan Timber Producers Association, Log a Load for Kids and through speaking at many forestry conferences and workshops.
Dennis has been featured on public television’s Discover Wisconsin-Into the Outdoors several times to tell the story of sustainable forestry. Wisconsin can be grateful and proud of the contributions the Schoenecks have made to good forest management on private lands in our beautiful state.
The American Tree Farm System is a program of the American Forest Foundation (AFF), a nonprofit organization that works on-the-ground with families, educators and elected officials to promote stewardship and protect our nation’s forest heritage. A commitment to the next generation unites our national network of forest owners and educators working to keep our forests healthy and our children well-prepared for the future they will inherit.