Tree Farm Field Day

Saturday Aug 14  |  Kirk & Cindy Dahl Tree Farm

Wisconsin Tree Farm Program hosted an in-person Tree Farm Field day (just like in the good old days!) in Trempealeau County at the Kirk and Cindy Dahl Tree Farm.  Kirk and Cindy were the 2020 Wisconsin Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year, and they along with everyone on the Tree Farm Committee were excited to welcome everyone back for a fun and informative day in the woods.  

Couldn't make it?  Learn anytime with our 2020 virtual field day!

About the event

Tours of the Dahls' "Belly Acres" were by walking from station to station through the hills and valleys of the property.  Featuring but not limited to:  Forest health demonstrations, pond maintenance, topographic issues with harvesting timber, and mechanical vs chemical vegetation management.

Other subjects were dam maintenance and wildlife benefits of ponds, a hillside managed for aesthetic views, and the impacts of emerald ash borer, white pine blister rust, tip weevils, and heterobasidian root rot.

Dress for the event!

Some terrain is uneven.  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.

Directions to Belly Acres

N46875 County Rd O, Osseo, WI 54758

From Hwy 10 in Osseo, take Hwy 53 south a few blocks to County Hwy O. Turn right on County O and proceed about 5.5 miles. As you descend a hill, watch for signs and parking on the right (west) side of the road. This is just a few hundred feet north of the intersection of County Hwy O and Goplin Rd. Nearest address is N46875 Cty Rd O.

Lodging Information

See the Visit Eau Claire website to find accomodations within 20 miles of Belly Acres.  (Note:  Book early!  August is a busy tourist month.)


Lauren Larsen, UW-Extension


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Silent Auction

Be sure to check out the great silent auction items!  Auction opens at 8:30 am, closes at 1:30 pm.  Proceeds benefit the Wisconsin Tree Farm Program.

If you have an item you'd like to donate, please contact Shirley Bargander at 715-302-5368 or or Kirk Dahl at 715-271-3770 or .

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

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