Willow Harvesting Workday: Monday, January 15th

 Registration is closed for this event
The dormant season is the ideal time to harvest willow rods for basketry, live stakes, brushwood bundles, and other uses. Spend a cool morning working outside with us while learning about agroforestry and restoration!

Tasks will vary depending on our progress and volunteer count.

These can include: pruning willow branches with loppers (down to stump level); sorting harvested branches by height and thickness; bundling and tagging prepared branches; and carrying branches and branch bundles. Horn Farm's staff will be leading this workday and providing guidance. More information on our willow field and tree coppicing can be found at hornfarmcenter.org/winter-willow-workdays/

What to bring:

Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, dress for the weather, and bring your own water bottle (refills will be available). Participants may use their own work gloves, though we do have gloves on hand for those who need them. Currently, we have two regularly-checked porta-potties on site due to the 2021 house fire, so please plan accordingly.  

All Volunteers: please review our Volunteer Waiver and Release Form before your arrival. 

Physical activity note: 

This workday will require moderate physical labor including bending, carrying, repetitive hand motions using manual loppers, and spending time outside in cold temperatures.


January 15th, 2024 from  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
4945 Horn Rd
York, PA 17406
United States