State Chapter Details


State Chapter Dues: $10.00
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Vice President



Immediate Past President

Other Board Members




Manfred Mielke

Bill Carlson

Bill Carlson

Meg Cates

John Ouellette

Russ Moody

Dick Powell

Tom Donahue

Scott Bowe

Dale Parker

Larry Severeid

Dave Ladd

John Nielson

Dan Bohlin

Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events

May 18, 2024: Field day at Don Hoffman property near Black River Falls with Chippewa Valley Chapter of WWOA. Details TBD.

Past Events

October 7, 2023: Field day at the Karpinsky property in Columbia County near Portage.

May 20, 2023: Kelly Farm in Monroe Country. Topics of discussion include Purdue #1 trees, using tree shelters, managing prairies, chestnut, and more. View the flyer.

May 21, 2022: Roger Krause’s farm near Viroqua.

May 22, 2021: 8:30 am - 3 pm CT. Spring chapter field day at Powell property, 4377 Percussion Rock Rd, Spring Green, WI. Call 920-210-2979 to register. Agenda includes discussion of improvement of a low quality hardwood stand to convert to oaks, managing natural walnut regeneraton in an old field, bluebird habitat, and timber sale considerations. See the agenda and further details.

October 14, 2020: Online virtual meeting via Zoom. A Wisconsin Tree Farm Success– Artificial Regeneration of Hardwoods In the Driftless. Come join John and Carol Nielsen on a Virtual tour of their beautiful Southern Wisconsin Tree Farm as they discuss some of the lessons learned from their trials of hardwood direct seedings and plantings. The discussion will be led by DNR foresters Tom Hill and Jake Elder.
See the video here

May 19, 2018: Spring field day 9 AM-3 PM, Jim Karpinsky farm, Poynette, Columbia County. Topics include a 40, 15, and 8 year old walnut plantings, pruning and nut collection, a drone demonstration, and crop tree release. See the flyer here. RSVP to Carol Nielsen at bhc.wwoa@gmail.com or call or text 608-206-9682.

October 7, 2017: Fall Field Day, Dave & Evelyn Hall farm, Brooklyn, Wisconsin. Learn about treating invasive plants, stream bank management, cultural treatments in walnut, and many more interesting topics.  See the flyer here. RSVP to Carol Nielsen at bhc.wwoa@gmail.com or call or text 608-206-9682.

October 8, 2016: Fall Field Day, Severeid farm, Sparta, Wisconsin. The theme is pruning and thinning walnut plantations. Attendees will have a chance to practice actual hands-on pruning in the Severeid plantation. See the flyer here. RSVP to Manfred Mielke at mmielke@fs.fed.us.

May 21, 2016: Spring field day at the Dick Powell property near Spring Green. Check out the Wisconsin Chapter website for details.

October 10, 2015: Fall field day at the Stan and Bud Peskar property in River Falls. Tour portions of 100 acres of black walnut planted from 1969 through 1995.