One of the first steps to improving your woodland is to know the species of trees that grow there. With dozens of tree species on the typical woodland property in Appalachian Ohio, this can be a formidable task. The program “Identifying the Trees in Your Woods” will introduce you a simple leaf key to guide you through the process. You will have the opportunity to use the key to identify a wide assortment of tree samples in the classroom, then explore the Hocking College woodlands with foresters to reinforce your leaf identification skills and to learn to use other characteristics, such as bark, branching, tree form, and site to help identify trees.
This program will is hosted by Hocking College and will take place at on July 22 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Natural Resources Building on the Hocking College campus located at 3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville, OH 45764. The Natural Resources Building is located on the north end of the campus. Parking is available in the North Lot located on the east side of Hocking Parkway. For a map, brochure and more information, visit http://u.osu.edu/seohiowoods. A registration fee of $10 will include lunch and program materials. To help prepare materials and plan for meals, please RSVP no later than Monday, July 18 by returning a registration form, calling 740-596-5212 (OSU Extension Vinton County) or emailing Dave at email@example.com.
“A Day in the Woods” and the “2nd Friday Series” are sponsored by the Education and Demonstration Subcommittee of the Vinton Furnace State Forest with support from the 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, Ohio Tree Farm Committee and Ohio’s SFI Implementation Committee.
Future 2nd Friday Series programs scheduled for 2016 include: Preparing Your Woods for an Uncertain Future (Aug. 12, Vinton Furnace State Forest); Streams and Streamside Forests (Aug. 26, Zaleski State Forest); Wildlife and Interactions (Sept. 9, Vinton Furnace State Forest); Propagating Native Trees, Shrubs and Herbs (Oct. 14, Wayne National Forest); A Night in the Forest (Nov. 4, Vinton Furnace State Forest), and Winter Tree Identification (Nov. 18, Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp).