2004 Ohio Tree Farm Tour
"Forest Friends & Trends" field day
at Burntridge Tree Farm - October
family owned forest
Carroll County, Ohio
Scott and Krista Galloway are proud to be recognized by the Ohio Tree Farm
Committee as the 2004 Ohio Tree Farm of the Year. There are approx. 1800
certified Tree Farms in Ohio.
The Tour was a great success....Krista,
and I, would like to thank everyone who helped make the day so great for
over 300 people to enjoy. The weather was perfect, the speakers were great,
the food was good, and the rest is history. Thanks again to everyone who was
there. The following is a run down of what we learned.
Timber - From management to marketing. Demonstration
and discussion on grapevine control, timber stand improvement, crop tree
release, herbicide, review of actual clearcuts, selection harvest sites and
more...Div. of Forestry professionals, and others shared what they know.
Kids - Project Learning Tree had a kid friendly
project area set up, adults were welcome too.
Wildlife - Biologists for information on Deer, Turkey, Grouse and
Water - Biologists on pond management, and wetland and
Recreation - Learn about songbird identification and
habitat requirements, and more.
Wagon Tours - 1.5 mile wagon ride for a look at clear cuts
(2001), selection harvests (1998) and a shelterwood (2003).
Walking Tours - Perfect weather made for a short walk
between the many resource professionals who opened your eyes and probably talked
your ear off.
Stihl Products - Bryan Equipment had the Stihl trailer on
site for a close look at all of the great products Stihl offers. Scott
Galloway won the chain saw cutting competition, but alas, the gift was given
to the 2nd place finisher, Jimmy (the feller buncher driver and professional
Rail splitting demo - A very large pile of locust logs
were hand split
into fence rails. The rails were auctioned off the next weekend at the Forest
Heritage Festival in Tuscarawas County, and all proceeds went to the Akron
NEW ADDITION>>>>> Timbco feller/buncher....This track
mounted machine has a knuckle boom arm with a feller/buncher head on the end
(giant circular saw that grabs the tree as it cuts). Wow, this thing turned
some heads, the crowd ran over there every time it started. Thanks to John Woods, J.W. Logging, Dennison, OH