State Chapter Details


State Chapter Dues: $5.00
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Vice President

Past President






David Robbins


Allan Lowe

Philip Pannill

Christina Robbins


James P. Haerer

David Earle

Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events

Fall 2023 TBD: The chapter intends to hold a mini-conference to discuss the invasive Spotted Lanternfly that is quickly spreading through Maryland. This conference will be held in collaboration with the Maryland Forest Service and the Washington County Forestry Board, and will include presentations on the impact of Spotted Lanternfly on Walnut trees.

Past Events

June 10, 2023: 9 AM- 4:30 PM. You’re invited to attend the WALNUT COUNCIL ANNUAL SPRING WORKSHOP at Mt. Airy of Maiden’s Choice (the tree farm of members Vera Mae & Art Schultz) located near Clear Spring, MD (Washington Co.) Topics include property history of forest management, crop tree release discussion/activity, directional tree felling demo, and tour of 2 industry sites: Hicksville Planing Mill and Pine View Wood Specialties.

November 3, 2021: Maryland chapter virtual fall meeting, 7-8 pm ET. See the Fall 2021 newsletter link below to get the link to join online (pg 3). The guest speaker will be Heather Disque, from the Maryland Department of Agriculture Forest Pest Management, who will give a presentation on forest pests of concern in Maryland. This will be a great opportunity to learn about the identification, impacts, and control of numerous insects and other pests that are impacting, or could impact, your forests and tree plantations.

November 9, 2019: Maryland chapter fall field day
Manor Area of Cunningham Falls State Park. 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM. Agenda includes: A "Forestry 101" presentation-Aaron Cook, of the Maryland DNR Forest Service will demonstrate and explain the basic tools, techniques, and concepts of forestry and forest management, a tour of the Cunningham Falls Manor Area Visitor Center and Aviary, an optional walk to Catoctin Furnace, including historical interpretation.

May 18, 2018: Maryland chapter spring field day
Western Maryland Research and Education Center, Keedysville, MD in Washington County. 1:00 PM-4:30 PM. Tour an understory pine regeneration study area, learn about the physics of tree felling, thin the agoforestry demonstration area site 2B mixed hardwood plantation. See the flyer for details and to register.

March 19, 2016: Maryland chapter spring field day
Western Maryland Research and Education Center, Keedysville, MD in Washington County. 1:00 PM-4:30 PM. See the flyer for details and to register. We will discuss and provide hands-on opportunities to learn about: using the Crown Competition Factor (CCF) method to mark timber stands for thinning; Side pruning of large sapling and pole-sized (15-19 year old) crop trees for quality timber; and relative success and growth rates of sheltered, unsheltered, and direct-seeded trees. For more information call David Robbins at 301-371-0675.


Maryland Chapter Newsletters

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Walnut Management Information
Walnut Plantation Establishment
Walnut Pruning Guide
Thousand Cankers Disease handout