Starting Monday, October 15th, Healing Harvest Foundation will have their annual week-long educational event.
Jason Rutledge and his Biological Woodsmen will be demonstrating a unique worst first single tree selection method in conjunction with harvesting with horse.
Rutledge says it's the most environmentally sensitive method of overland extraction.
Tours will be given throughout the day by horse drawn conveyance from the farm's arena to the work site in the woods.
The forested property is in need of work. By thinning the diseased, declining and dead trees, the healthy trees have room to grow to their full potential, having given them more light and space, creating an improved forested condition for the future.
Rutledge says this is the perfect opportunity for the public to learn more about the details of how the trees are selected for harvest, some unique directional felling techniques and horse logging.
Various other exhibits and demonstrations are scheduled, including sawmilling, equine healthcare, horse drawn farm implements and more.
This week-long event starts Monday, October 15th, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, October 16th, through Saturday, October 20th, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, October 21st, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event will take place at New Meadow Farm, 863 Lotts Road, in Steeles Tavern.
Take exit 205 off Interstate 81 toward Raphine. Follow the bright green signs.
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