We hope you enjoy your day and meet a few of our friends and family and have an enjoyable walk in our woods. We hope to give you a glimpse of how, why & what we do here on the farm.
You will not see a lot of venders, exhibitors, planned demonstrations or tents of products and side shows. But, we hope to give you a good cup of coffee, homemade cider, a good corn cake with great syrup, to share with Our Family and Friends.
Other than a little fresh mulch, paint and clean windows, this is our farm. This farm has seen six generations of Lavelle’s. From a working depression era farm to today’s hobby maple operation, this land has always met our needs.
Thank you for giving us your day. We are very proud and honored to host all the Tree Farmers that found our farm special enough to share this day with us.
Again,,,, thank you, and welcome to Stonewall
Dr. W. J. Lavelle and Family
For a map to the tour location and a brochure:
Map to Tree Farm Tour
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR October 12, 2013
Farm Events begin at 9:00Am and end at 3:00PM
9:00 AM – 3:00PM The “Sugar Shack” will be hosting guests and answering questions.
9:00 AM – 3:00PM Located in the large metal barn will be various displays, wood crafting demonstrations, cider press, with food and beverages served by the local 4H Group.
Starting at 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, – Short Walk Tour In-woods Maple Operations 30 – 40 min. walk (on fairly level ground) beginning by large metal barn. This will be guided by Foresters with Lavelle friends & family members discussing forestland management, tree tapping technique and forest history.
At 10:00 AM & 1:00PM – Long Hike This tour will involve riding in a UTV to the top of the overlooking slope. Will see crop tree release work, timber stand improvement, the active sugar bush area and mature Oak stands. Note –this hike will last over 1 hr, involves climbing moderate hills and descending steep slopes (Note -will be modified if raining)
At 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM,12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, – Wildlife Talk This presentation will discuss quality deer herd management, game & non-game species food plots, trapping and wildlife damage issues – displays & pelts
At 10:00 AM & 12:00PM – Log Cabin– Bob Avery of the Coonskin Library Assoc. will talk about the local Athens County history, particularly the significance of the “Coonskin” Library and the Amesville area.
Restrooms located at the registration area, the sugar shack & at the metal barn
A Special Thank You to all the Sponsors and Volunteers
Ohio Tree Farm Committee OSU Extension Service Coonskin Library Assoc.
ODNR Division of Forestry Hocking College Wildlife Club McVey Construction
ODNR Division of Wildlife National Wild Turkey Federation Allpower Equipment
Athens SWCD/NRCS Sticky Pete’s Maple Syrup Buckeye Livestock 4H
And all the Friends and Family Members who helped make this Field Day possible.