Wisconsin Tree Farm Committee holds 2019 Field Day in Marinette County
Tour for Woodland Landowners Showcases Positive Example of Land Stewardship
The Wisconsin Tree Farm Committee will hold their annual Field Day on Saturday, August 17, 2019 in Marinette County. This year’s field day is hosted by landowners Tom and Leslyn Jacobs of Crivitz, who are recognized as the 2018 Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year.
The field day takes place in a different location in Wisconsin every year and celebrates the achievements of the state’s outstanding tree farmers. This year’s event consists of a wagon tour of the Jacob’s woodland property, as well as presentations by local natural resource experts, booth displays by conservation organizations, a local foods luncheon, and a silent auction to benefit the Wisconsin Tree Farm program.
As husband and wife, parents and as foresters, Tom and Leslyn have sustainably managed their Tree Farms since their first purchase in 1984. They have included their family when taking care of the forest land and also when it comes to enjoying the wildlife, forest habitats, and outdoor recreation that their Tree Farms offer.
Tom says, “Owning forested land has always been a priority of Leslyns’ and I. We love managing it and love improving it with the hope of inspiring others to do the same.”
The event is coordinated by the Wisconsin Tree Farm Committee, in partnership with the Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association, SFI State Implementation Committee, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and the University of Wisconsin – Madison Extension.