Forestry Interpretive Trail Grand Opening
November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join the Georges River Land Trust for an easy walk on the new forestry interpretive trail at the 124-acre Appleton Preserve in Appleton. The tour, led by Jim L. Robbins, retired President of Robbins Lumber Company and former Land Trust Board President, will start at 1 pm on Sunday, November 4. The rain date for this event is Sunday, November 11.
This event is the third opportunity for the public to experience a guided tour of the demonstration timber harvest that was completed in the winter of 2012-13. The timber harvest at the Appleton Preserve was the Land Trust’s first foray into forest management. Robbins Lumber Company, a 5th generation family-owned business in Searsmont committed to the principles of sustainable forestry and winner of the 2011 Austin H. Wilkins Forest Stewardship Award, partnered with the Land Trust to rejuvenate a portion of the Appleton Preserve forest. A new trail guide with 20 interpreted stops will be provided to all participants.
The tour is free and open to the public, and attendees are requested to wear clothing appropriate for the weather conditions and suitable for walking in the forest. The Appleton Preserve is located on Route 105 (Camden Road) in Appleton, ¼-mile from the intersection of Route 131. Parking is available at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife lot on Route 105, adjacent to the St. George River.