Wisconsin Tree Farm Committee
Thursday, 12 July 2018 13:25

Wisconsin Tree Farm Committee - 2018 Annual Field Day


Tour for Woodland Landowners Showcases Positive Example of Land Stewardship

The Wisconsin Tree Farm Committee will hold their annual Field Day on Saturday, August 11, 2018 in Bayfield County.  This year's field day is hosted by landowners Dale and Cathy  Paulson of Herbster, who are recognized as Wisconsin's 2017 Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year.

Dale Paulson OTFY

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 walking tour of the Paulson'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.

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Dale and Cathy received the award from the Wisconsin Tree Farm Committee last September. They are certified members of the American Tree Farm System in Wisconsin through their participation in the Wisconsin Managed Forest Law group certification program.  This is the first time the awards has been given to a landowner in Bayfield County.

The Paulson's are true do-it-yourselfers with a strong connection to the land.  They use their 131 acre tree farm to harvest saw logs and pulpwood, protect a trout stream, hunt, make maple syrup, keep bees, garden, and create works of art.  Dale says of his land "I just want to leave it better than I found it, to leave it in good shape for the next person."

The event is coordinated by the University of Wisconsin-Extension on behalf of the Wisconsin Tree Farm Committee, in partnership with the Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association, the SFI - State Implementation Committee, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, My Lake Superior Northwood, and Bayfield County Land and Water Conservation Department.

The field day event will run from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and start from the  Town of Bell Community  Center in Cornucopia. 

Nearest towns to Cornucopia with lodging options:

  • Herbster - 8 miles
  • Port Wing - 15 miles
  • Bayfield - 20 miles
  • Washburn - 20 miles
  • Ashland 30 miles

August is a peak tourist month for northern Wisconsin.  If you are traveling from out of town you are highly encouraged to make your lodging arrangement ASAP.

For lodging recommendations visit:

Bayfield Chamber of Commerce

Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce

For required Registration see the Paulson Tree Farm Field Day Brochure.  Paulson_TF_Field_Day_Brochure_2018.pdf

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