Bottomland Hardwood Working Forest Tour and Lunch
Join us for a Bottomland Hardwood Working Forest Tour and Lunch on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Cattails Tree Farm.
We will be hosted by Cattails Tree Farm owners Linda and Eddie Drayton. The morning will begin with an overview presentation of Cattails Tree Farm at 10:00am, followed by a riding tour with stops at interest points around the property until 11:45am. We will gather at the cabin for lunch from 12:00-1:00pm. An optional Bottomland Hardwood Management technical session will follow from 1:00-3:00pm for those interested in going back out to learn more details about Mr. Drayton's experience and best practices.
Pee Dee Land Trust worked with Mr. Drayton to place a conservation easement on 758 acres of the upper portion of Cattails Tree Farm in 2008. Mr. Drayton entered 670 acres of the lower portion of Cattails Tree Farm, referred to as the Tilghman Tract, into the land trust in 2015. The property is located just East of the town of Cheraw. Portions of the property border the Great Pee Dee River.
Although Linda and Eddie reside in Hartsville, you can most often find Eddie deep in a working forest in Marlboro County. As a retired forester for Sonoco, Eddie has spent most of his life dedicated to tree management. He served on the PDLT Board Member from 2007-2014 representing Darlington County and currently serves on the PDLT Land Protection Committee as a Community Representative.
Cost per PDLT Member- $20; Cost per Non-Member- $25. Includes lunch. Space is limited. Online Registration will be available starting August 15, 2017. Driving directions and additional details to be emailed upon registration from PDLT staff.