Fall is in the air, and many of the trees in Southeastern Ohio are already shedding their leaves. This makes tree identification more difficult, but there are still many clues that you can use to identify trees in their leafless state. “Identifying Trees in Winter”, an educational program designed to provide you with the knowledge to differentiate among the variety of trees on your property in the coming winter months, will be offered at the Vinton Furnace State Forest on Friday, November 13 from 9 am to 3:30 pm. Participants in this program will:
- Develop an “eye” for bark and tree shape to aid in winter tree identification
- Learn to use bud and twig characteristics to identify trees
- Become familiar with tree fruits like acorns and other clues that can be found on the ground
- Spend “A Day in the Woods” with foresters exploring the variety of trees that can be found at the Vinton Furnace State Forest
“Identifying Trees in Winter” and the “A Day in the Woods-2nd Friday Series” are sponsored by the Education and Demonstration Subcommittee of the Vinton Furnace State Forest with support from Ohio State University Extension, ODNR-Divisions of Forestry and Wildlife, U.S. Forest Service, Vinton County Soil and Water Conservation District, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Hocking College, National Wild Turkey Federation, Glatfelter and Ohio’s SFI Implementation Committee.
A registration fee of $10 will include meal and program materials. To help prepare materials and plan for meals, please RSVP no later than the Monday November 9 by returning a registration form, calling 740-596-5212 (OSU Extension Vinton County) or emailing Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org.