If you’re interested in woodlands, best management practices, and current forestry issues you might want to check out the Western Woodland Conference at Digby Regional High School, on Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Some of the speaker topics on the agenda for this year include:
-- Invasive pests - Hemlock woolly adelgid and Emerald ash borer;
-- Woodlot harvesting - partial harvest and tree selection;
-- Woodland taxation;
-- Small-scale wood heating facilities;
-- Old forests;
-- Working land trusts.
Plus the 2019 provincial Woodland Owner of the Year winner Kevin Veinotte will be on hand.
There’s always a full agenda, but time to network with friends new and old is important too, so there will be a tasty lunch and some great information booths and displays to check out too.
Registration is $25 (or $20 early registration and $15 for students) but also includes that tasty lunch -- plus the chance to win a shiny new chainsaw and many door prizes.
You can pre-register by calling toll free at 1-855-679-6637 or online at: www.nswoods.ca. Pre-registrations qualify for an additional prize draw.