HEBRON – The Western Maine chapter of the Small Woodland Association of Maine will meet at 9 a.m. Oct. 18 at the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands (the old sanitarium site) for a walk and talk on the state’s new firewood program.

Matt Foust, Public Lands forester, will lead a tour of the property where one-acre blocks of woodland have been flagged off and trees marked as part of the new firewood program the state is engaged in this fall. Under this program, people may apply for a permit to cut marked firewood at a cost of $25 per cord. The blocks contain about 2 cords per block.

Permits have already been issued and people are actively cutting on these blocks. The tour will include a walk through areas undergoing cutting. Foust will discuss progress and the early success of the program.

The meeting is open to all and will begin at 9 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts at 8:30 a.m. The site is off Greenwood Mountain Road in Hebron, which can be accessed from Route 124 just north of West Minot. Signs will be posted. For more information, call Merle Ring at 674-3787.

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