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Tree Farm Field Day

Join us for outdoor fun!

Aug 19th 2023  |  Sawyer County

Wisconsin Tree Farm Program hosts an annual Tree Farm Field Day  every August.  It is a family-friendly outdoor event all about learning together in the great outdoors.  Everyone is welcome.  Expert guest speakers, tours, and a catered lunch buffet.

Watch here for updates for our 2024 event! 


Can't make it to an in-person field day?  Learn virtually through our 2022 virtual field day!

About this year's event

Our 2023 event was Saturday, August 19th, at the Tree Farm of Geary and Kay Searfoss, Outstanding Tree Farmers of 2022.  Located 20 miles north of Ladysmith, the Searfoss Tree Farm has beautiful diversity, including cold water streams, springs and seeps, and significant geology.  Every trail lays out a new scene with a new story to share.


Registration for this event is required.  Registration fee covers morning refreshments, lunch and a field tour booklet.  Advanced registration available online by clicking the Register Now button.  (Mail- in registration is now closed.)  Registration also available at the door.

Dress for the event!

Tours of our host location will be by foot on uneven terrain.  Please dress appropriately, including sturdy walking or hiking shoes.  Bring a walking stick if desired.  The temperature can also change rapidly, so plan to bring a light jacket.  Bring bug spray and rain gear just in case.

Directions to Location

7440 W Highland Rd., Ojibwa, WI 54862 

Highland Road is 20 miles north of Ladysmith or 3 miles south of Ojibwa on Hwy 27. Turn east on Highland Rd and go straight east for 
almost 3 miles. The blacktop stops at the 2 mile mark, at the Brunet Lane intersection.  Continue on the gravel road. We are the last 
driveway on the north (left) before the road ends at the river. Look for the Tree Farm sign, BearPaw Brook Farms sign, or the Searfoss 
name on the mailbox.


There will be an option to park and walk up the driveway with a self-guided tour along the way, or shuttle up the driveway to the event 

Lodging Information

There are a variety of motels and camping op￾tions in the Ojibwa area, within 30 miles of the Searfoss Tree Farm. 
Cobblestone Hotel & Suites, 700 W 9th St. S., Ladysmith, WI 54848 (715-532-7811)
Winter Northern Lights, 5202 Strouf Ave, Winter, WI 54896 (715-266-6621)
Go to this website to see a full list of lodg￾ing options:
Note: Geary and Kay have space to accommo￾date primitive camping in tents, see contact listed under "Questions?".

2023 Tree Farm Field Day
2023 Tree Farm Field Day
Aug 19, 2023, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
7440 Highland Rd, Ojibwa, WI 54862, USA

Silent Auction

Be sure to check out the great silent auction items!  Auction opens at 8:30 am, closes at 12:30 pm.  Proceeds benefit the Wisconsin Tree Farm Program.

If you have an item you'd like to donate, please contact Shirley Bargander at (715) 252-2001 or


Shirley Bargander
WI Tree Farm Committee Admin
Tree Farm Phone (715) 302-5368

Thank you sponsors and planning committee!

  • Wisconsin Tree Farm Committee

  • SFI State Implementation Committee

  • Wisconsin Woodland Owner Association

  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

  • UW-Madison, Division of Extension

An AA/EEO employer, University of Wisconsin Madison Division of Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX and ADA requirements.

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