(UNDATED) – There are two upcoming local opportunities to have breakfast with a forester and learn more about managing woodlands and natural resources; one in Mitchell on January 14, and one in Paoli on January 23.
On Monday, January 14, foresters will be at the Arby’s Restaurant in Mitchell from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m., to informally visit with people about forestry. Arby’s is located at State Road 37.
On Wednesday, January 23, you’re invited to come by and visit with foresters over breakfast at the Hardees restaurant in Paoli on State Road 37, from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m.
At both places, foresters are available to answer questions about trees and woodlands. Stop by, pick up your breakfast, and then join local foresters to ask questions about natural resources.
The informal “breakfast with a forester” is being sponsored in local counties by the White River RC&D Forestry Committee as a way to better inform people about forestry.
It is free to the public. John Stambaugh, committee chair, explains, “There isn’t a presentation involved, we simply want to be available to answer people’s questions regarding their trees, both in their yard and within their forest, plus we can provide general information about natural resources here in Indiana”
Popular topics brought up in past sessions include invasive plant control, types of trees to plant where, selling timber, what your trees might be worth, and better ways to manage your land to enhance wildlife-recreation-aesthetics and diversity.
There is no fee for getting advice, and Stambaugh said the foresters will have written information on a variety of topics available for people to pick up.
For more information contact John P. Stambaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 812-278-0256.