CANCELLED: WFL - Piestrak Forestland Woodswalk

Piestrak Forestland Woodswalk

9757 Watson Creek Rd

Lindley, NY 14858

GPS Coordinates 42°00'50.7"N 77°08'06.2"W Latitude and Longitude 42.014084, -77.135060

Saturday June 20, 2020 at 9:00 AM

Bruce Robinson will be leading a wagon-assisted woodswalk at Piestrak Forestlands, LLC off Watson Road in the Town of Lindley. We will meet at 9:00 AM for coffee and pastries. At noon we break for a quality lunch. All food, water and snacks provided.

In an area of 30 acres of releasing, we will explore the complexities of forest recovery twenty years after commercial clearcutting. We will explore the controlling forces of succession and how easily they may be used to advantage, and the sad consequences resulting from their being ignored.


A balancing action plan for each woodlot revolves around the question, 'When is the best time to do work in my woodlot?' Most maturing trees reveal their limitations and risks at a very early age. Some of those symptoms cannot be corrected, but most can be lessened if we know what to look for, AND what to do about it. We will see some immediate actions and the results after just a few years.


Tree identification is always good for review. Among the misty clouds engulfing a young (primeval aspirations) area of the forest, never yet visited by the imposing Piestrak wagon load of NYFOA members and friends, has been assembled one of the most amazing collections of tree species. In addition to tree identification, we will consider the important role each species plays in the life of the forest. How is each niche defined and respected.

The wagon will return to the elegant dining quarters for lunch, which will be a great opportunity to discuss the morning, although one must remember not to talk with the mouth full!


Following another short wagon ride, an unusual perspective on invasive species consequences will be discussed in the field while exploring two very different treatments in abutting areas. This time after lunch should not be missed. A question / answer forum on any forest subject will conclude the day, and, as a courtesy, the wagon will return to place of beginning for dismissal. See you there!

This woodswalk is an outreach program of the Western Finger Lakes Chapter of NYFOA. All are welcome and this would be a worth while experience for all Master Forester Owners (MFOs).

Coming from the east or west take route 17 to Corning/Painted Post where you will pick up route 15 south towards Williamsport, PA. Exit at the Presho exit. At the stop sign turn left and go a couple hundred yards to old route 15. Turn right on old 15 and head towards Lindley about 5 miles. Past the Green Shingles Restaurant on the left the next right is Watson Creek Road. We will have signs posted.

Would-be attendees are asked to RSVP Ed Piestrak. (also call if you’d like further information)- Phone: 570-735-7647 Cell: 607-205-0350 Email:

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