The Gidley Farm and associated woodland has been in the continuous ownership of a single family since the 1600s. The current woodlands have been under active forest management since the mid-1970s, resulting in the beautiful forest that continues to welcome visitors to the property. The forest is now ready for the next phase of management, which will focus on enhancing the health, productivity, and biological diversity of the woodlands. Management techniques include removing living trees to improve the growing conditions of other young, developing trees, as well as removing many trees that have died as a result of repeated insect defoliations.
Thanks to all who joined us while Certified Forester Phil Benjamin of Benjamin Forestry Services discussed the importance and value of forest management, and gave a brief presentation on the silviculture activities planned for Gidley Woods this winter.
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