Saturday morning nearly twenty property owners from several area counties were in Crummies Creek for a program sponsored by West Virginia University Extension and Crummies Creek Demonstration Forest.

Local forester Russ Richardson hosted the four hour
session that included a discussion of ongoing changes in
a patch of woods severely damaged by the ice storm of 2003

The highlight of the program was a discussion of the disease discovered and first identified at Crummies Creek Demonstration Forest that is now sickening and killing Japanese stiltgrass throughout the region.

A detailed presentation on methods of mechanically controlling stiltgrass using mowers, bush hogs and string trimmers was also given and the woodland tour included visiting an area where Japanese stiltgrass has been brought under control.

Chanterelle mushrooms are just coming into season
and Russ Richardson (center) demonstrates how to
prepare the local woodland delicacy for cooking

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