N.C. Tree Farm Program 2023 Annual Meeting

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N.C. Tree Farm Program 2023 Annual Meeting

Learn about drone technology, habitat enhancement & the pros and cons of different harvest types.

By NC Tree Farm Program

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, June 10 · 9:30am - 2:30pm EDT


Montgomery Community College 1011 Page Street Troy, NC 27371

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Refunds up to 7 days before event
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About this event

Join us on June 10 for the N.C. Tree Farm Program’s Annual Meeting.

This year, Montgomery Community College's (MCC) Forest Management Technology Program in Troy will host our event. Established in 1986 to meet the need for natural resource professionals to manage the forests and wood supply in the local area, MCC’s forest management program offers a two-year associate’s degree as well as certification and licensing in geographic information systems, forest recreation, wildland fire fighting and pesticides. Students’ training includes managing the on-campus forest for soil and water conservation, forest health, wildlife and income to support the educational program.

Our 2023 Annual Meeting will feature a presentation on the use of drones in forest management and a tour of the college’s 120-acre forest where they train the next generation of forestry professionals. After the tour, we’ll enjoy lunch and celebrate the accomplishments of our Tree Farmers and volunteers, recognizing Tree Farm anniversaries and naming the Inspector of the Year and Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year.

Pre-registration is required.

Check-in opens at 8:30 a.m. at Capel Hall. The program begins at 9:30 a.m.

Questions? Contact the N.C. Tree Farm Program at nctreefarm@gmail.com or 919-917-8646.


8:30 a.m. Check-in Opens

9:30 Program Begins

  • Training Forestry Professionals for the Future: An Overview of Montgomery Community College’s Forest Management Technology Program
  • Using Drones for Herbicide Applications, Aerial Ignition of Controlled Burns and Other Management Priorities

Forestry Tour

  • Shelterwood Cut: Is it a Good Option for Your Tree Farm? A shelterwood cut can improve wildlife habitat diversity within a stand and across a property. Could it also be a good way to meet your income objectives?
  • Having Your Trees and Cutting Them Too Multiple commercial thinnings enable Tree Farmers to spread out timber income over time. What are the pros and cons of this management practice from wildlife, aesthetic and economic perspectives?
  • The Importance of Riparian Zones What happens in streambanks, floodplains and wetlands impacts water quality and forest health. How can you manage these areas to promote healthy soils, clean water and wildlife habitat?

1:00 p.m. Lunch and Award Presentations

  • Tree Farm Anniversaries
  • Inspector of the Year
  • 2023 Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year

2:30 Adjourn

About the organizer

The N.C. Tree Farm Program promotes the stewardship of sustainable natural resource management (wood, water, wildlife and recreation) and the benefits of forest certification through education, professional contact, peer mentoring and recognition programs.