The Maryland Forests Association and Maryland Tree Farm Program are co-hosting "Why Markets Matter," a half-day symposium focused on Maryland's forest products industry. Three regional events will take place in October and November with lunch and program followed by a tree farm tour. The events are free, but registration is required.
Western Maryland - October 3 from 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Lunch and program at the Bittinger Fire Hall
176 Brenneman Road, Bittinger, MD 21522
Farm Tour of Rocky Resolve Tree Farm
Bill and Tina Buckel are the 2019 Northeast Tree Farmers of the Year. Bill will lead a tour of his 134-acre tree farm and discuss the challenges and opportunities for tree farmers today.
Southern Maryland - October 10 from 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Lunch and program at Deerhaven Timber Farm
7745 Whitetail Place, La Plata, MD 20646
Farm tour of Deerhaven Timber Farm
William Harris will lead a tour of his Southern Maryland tree farm to discuss the challenges and opportunities for tree farmers in the region.
Eastern Shore - November 7 from 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Lunch and Program at the Log Cabin at Winter Quarters
355 Winter Quarters Drive, Pocomoke City, MD 21851
Farm tour of Culp Tree Farms
The Culp family was named 2018 Maryland Tree Farmer of the Yearand were nominees for the Northeast Tree Farmer of the Year award. Jim Culp will take us on a tour and discuss the challenges and opportunities for tree farmers on the Eastern Shore.