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Oct. 18 Walk in the woods offers insight to forest management, landownership

By Sarah Cato
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Sept. 18, 2018 

Fast facts:

  • Walk in the Woods set for Oct. 18 at Jolly Tree Farm near Danville
  • Tour will show the ins and outs of forest management
  • Cost is $10, register online at https://uaex.formstack.com/forms/wow 

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LITTLE ROCK – Managing woodlands is no walk in the park, but join Yell County tree farm owner Pamela Jolly as she shares the story of her journey into forestry at the Oct. 18 to Walk in the Woods forest management program. 

Landowner

The Walk in the Woods program is an opportunity to walk through privately owned forest with the landowner to learn what they’re doing with their land and why. Walk in the Woods is a part of the Women Owning Woodlands program and this is the second walkthrough of the program.

Jolly’s property is part of the American Tree Farm program and certified by the Arkansas Tree Farm program as meeting certain sustainable forestry criteria.   

The program at her property near Danville begins at 9 a.m. and runs through 3 p.m. The $10 registration fee includes lunch, break and materials. Attendees may register online at https://uaex.formstack.com/forms/wow

For more information, contact twalkingstick@uaex.edu or 501-671-2346. 

Jolly will be leading the tour. Her passion for forestry runs deep as she is an active participant of both the Women Owning Woodlands program and a member of the Arkansas Forestry Association.  

“The objectives of this walkthrough are really twofold,” said Tamara Walkingstick, associate director of Arkansas Forest Resources Center and extension forester for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “One is to give a woman landowner the opportunity to share her story with her peers, and the other is to give them participants the opportunity to see what another landowner is doing.” 

“It’s very informal,” Walkingstick said. “Pamela bought this property a few years ago with the intention of managing it as a forest. She is working with foresters and natural resources managers to manage her forest according to her goals for the land.” 

This tour will give participants the opportunity to learn about:

  • Challenges of managing forests
  • Successes in forest management
  • Good practices for forest management 

For more information on forestry in Arkansas, contact your county extension office or visit https://www.uaex.edu/environment-nature/forestry/ .

 

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system. 

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.  

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact 501-671-2346 as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay. 

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu

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