SHAFTSBURY - An open meeting with guest speaker Kyle Mason, the Bennington County Forester for the Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation for the State of Vermont, will be held on Monday, Nov. 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Friendship Pomona #31 is hosting this meeting at the Taconic Grange Hall on Grange Road, Route 67 in Shaftsbury.

Emerson will be addressing questions on Use Value Appraisal, Emerald Ash Borer, how a consulting forester can help land owners, and woodland wildlife. The public is welcome to attend and meet the new county forester.