LOVELL – The Western Maine chapter of the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine will gather Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Duncan Howlett lot for a working meeting and tour.

Those attending will look at the most recent harvest on the SWOAM-owned lot while working to improve it. SWOAM will be releasing selected trees to sunlight by cutting out or girdling competing trees. Pruning of lower branches on selected white pine trees and brushing out boundary lines is also planned.

Possible tools to bring and use include hand pruning shears, lopping shears, hand pruning saws, pole saws, bow saws, brush axes and power brush saws. The public is welcome to join the tour without participating in the workshop.

The session, open to anyone, will start with coffee and doughnuts at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will run from 9 a.m. to noon.

The Howlett lot is located in Lovell three miles in from Route 5 on Old Waterford Road across from the Lovell Country Club. Signs will be posted. Note: Wear a visible item of hunter orange clothing since Oct. 21 is Maine’s Youth Hunting Day.

Direct any questions to chapter President Bill Haynes at 583-2963 or [email protected]


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