Coring Injection Method of Applying Compost to Christmas Trees
Event on 2013-09-14 08:00:00
Research Trials Field Day ~ Soil Health
Come join other Christmas tree growers on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Salomaa Tree Plantation, in Stannard Vermont for a day long workshop going over the second year results of composting trials. Sponsored by a SARE grant to investigate coring injection method of applying compost to Christmas trees.
Soil health has become an issue on Christmas tree plantations in the Northeast. Some soil is unhealthy or has become unhealthy because the organic quality of the soil was destroyed during land clearing and by "rotational problems" caused by continued planting of trees on the same acre of land depleting the organic content of the soil.
The morning will include speakers on the project itself but will also include presentations on compost, soil health, soil testing, soil born diseases, and demonstrations of the coring compost method. The afternoon field stations will be led by esperts from UVM and Cornell. Lunch will be provided by local specialty food purveyors. Trade show will include specialty equipment and materials and a marketing expert will offer thoughts on the benefits to public perception of the industry being environmentally friendly.
Please register by September 1, 2013
For more information contact: Fred Salo
This event is supported by the following organizations
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From Rt 15 near Hardwick go north on Rt 16 for 4 miles, towards Barton. Pass East Hardwick, take first Greensboro Bend exit. Go thru stop sign at big red barn and go straight on Toussant Hill Rd. This road bears right on Norway Road. At dead-end go left on Stannard Mtn. Rd. At cemetary turn left on Flagg Pond Road. At the top of hill turn right on Batten Road
If you are arriving by way of I91 you can exit on Rt. 2 West to Rt. 15 NorthWest to the above directions.
Or go to the first Lyndonville exit go south on Rt 5 and take first right. Sign says Stannard 12 miles. Stay on South Wheelock Road. It becomes dirt, goes over a mountain and then levels off. Go pass the church and town hall, Stannard, and take your first major right on Flagg Pond Road. Top of hill turn right on Batten. Caution, this mountain road is traveled more than one would think. (and forget it if it is snowy).
Lodging: due to foliage season please consider reserving accommodations early for best availability
If you are arriving from the South (I-91 or I-93)
Comfort Inn 703 Rt 5 South, St Johnsbury, Vt 05819 Tel. 802 748 1500 (35 min to Farm)
(mention Christmas Tree Compost meeting for discount)
Fairbanks Inn 401 Western Ave. Lyndonville, Vt Tel. 802 748 5666
(mention compost meeting for discount ) (35 min to Farm)
Colonnade Motor Inn 25 Back Center Rd. Lyndonville, VT. 05851 Tel.802 626 9316 (25 min to farm)
If you are arriving from the west
Sunset Motor Inn Rt. 15 Morrisville, Vt 05661 802 888 4956 (40 min to Farm)
Kimball House Bed and Breakfast 173 Glenside Ave, Hardwick Tel. 802 472 6228 (10 min to Farm)
If you arrive from the North on I-91 best go to Lyndonville/St. Johnsbury Inns
Sugar Ridge RV Village and Campground 24 Old Stagecoach Rd. Off Rt 2, Danville, Vt 05828 Tel. 802 684 2550 (extraordinary! Also has rental campers) (40 min to Farm)
Mountain View Campgrounds Rt. 15 Morrisville, Vt. 05661 Tel. 802 888 2178 (30 min to Farm)
at Salomaa Tree Plantation
30 Batten Rd
Greensboro Bend, United States