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A chance to climb!

Jul 01, 2019
Adam Lynn of Lynn Tree Service in 3 Streams Farm's "air meadow" last winter.

Belfast — The Tree Fodder Seminar’s annual climbing day, entitled Climbing Trees Safely, will take place Tuesday, July 9, from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. at 3 Streams Farm. Ages 12 to 99 are welcome. People without climbing harnesses can weave one to take home, or borrow one to practice climbing techniques.

3 Streams Farm’s SARE grant demonstration plot of “air meadow” woodland, pollarded to sprout livestock fodder above browse height, has ropes already set safely on trees still needing to be pruned. Goats will be nearby awaiting participants’ arrival in the treetops, hoping to receive some cut branches.

The sliding Blake’s Prussic knot for doubled rope will be taught, and used with or without adjustable lanyard. Shana Hanson, farmer at 3 Streams, will also tutor those interested in safe and tree-friendly cuts.

During lunch from noon to 1 p.m., the group will discuss brown-tail moths in oak trees, and other tree issues to watch for in our region.

The suggested registration fee is $45 and includes harness materials. Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds. For more information and to register, call 3 Streams Farm, 338-3301. Other events this week of Tree Fodder Seminar 2019: Trees in the Food Chain for Climate Remediation can be found at


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