Stonewall Tree Farm-Ohio 2013 Tree Farm Of the Year-Tour on October 12, 2013

Posted on September 26, 2013


Maple StandWe 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

Tour Brochure


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 Petes Maple Syrup                      Buckeye Livestock 4H          

And all the Friends and Family Members who helped make this Field Day possible.

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