Marking Trees: the Key to Good Silviculture




Date:   Thursday, October 22

Time:     3:00-4:30 p.m.

Cost:  $5.00 per person

Registration deadline: October 20

Location:  Agroforestry Resource Center, Acra (518-622-9820 x0)

Presenter: Mary Spring, Siuslaw Model Forest Consulting Forester

To register on line:  or call 518 622 9820 x0


While forestry is defined as the science of planting and caring for forests and the management of growing timber, silviculture relates to the branch of forestry dealing with the development and care of forests. Silviculture has been described as an art and science and includes marking trees to harvest in order to achieve a certain outcome. The Siuslaw Model Forest (SMF) has trees harvested periodically to improve the health, resiliency and value of the forest. So how does a forester decide what to mark and why? Come and join us for an afternoon woods walk as we visit stands that have been marked for an upcoming harvest. We will discuss with Mary Spring, the SMF forester, why she marked certain trees and for what purpose. You will also have the chance to “mark” additional stands and practice the skills needed to help you begin to understand the process of harvesting timber on your own property.


This program is supported in part through funding by the Robert H Wentorf Foundation