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CALENDAR ITEM: Foresters discuss new law (Released 3/10/97)

by Renu Sehgal, Office of University Communications.

STORRS, Conn. -- State foresters will discuss a new law governing the conduct of commercial forest practices on private lands, including logging, at a public meeting at 7:30 p.m., March 19 at the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System in Brooklyn.

Donald H. Smith, director of the state Department of Environmental Protection Division of Forestry, will present and discuss new draft regulations, which will govern any harvesting of trees above minimum volume and any other commercial forestry practice. Extension Forester Steve Broderick will follow Smith with a presentation on the hemlock woolly adelgid, an introduced pest which has killed thousands of Connecticut hemlock trees. He will discuss new research that can help hemlock owners make decisions.

The presentations are part of the annual meeting of the Eastern Connecticut Forest Landowners Association, a private non-profit educational group dedicated to good stewardship of privately owned forests. Admission is free and open to the public at the Brooklyn Extension Center, 139 Wolf Den Road. The snow date is March 26.

For more information or directions please call (860) 774-9600.