Free educational woodland tour set

A free West Virginia Woodland Educational Tour will be offered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 10 at the managed woodlands owned by Roger Phillips in Harrison County.

Phillips, the host landowner, along with West Virginia University AHC’s Dan Magill, will share some key strategies for maintaining access roads, controlling invasive plants, harvesting timber, tree thinnings including crop tree release and wild grapevine control and planting fruit and other tree species. The group will also visit wildlife food plots and habitat areas on the property.

A free lunch will be provided, and everyone is welcome to attend. The walking tour will cover generally flat ground with a few relatively steep sections, so it is recommended to wear sturdy walking shoes.

To RSVP for this tour, please contact Dan Magill at the WVU Appalachian Hardwood Center by calling 304-293-9419 or by e-mailing:

The event is sponsored by the West Virginia WOA, WVU AHC and Extension, West Virginia Tree Farm Program and WVFA.