Many of Ohio’s native trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants can be successfully propagated from seed. The key is to understand how they reproduce in nature and to mimic those conditions in your backyard or woodland. This program is designed to give you an introduction to techniques and resources that you can use to add to the native plant diversity on your property. Program attendees will have the opportunity to:
- Learn how and when to collect the seed of native plants
- Understand a variety of seed treatments to enhance your success
- Explore techniques used to vegetatively reproduce some native plants
- Learn about Ohio’s Pollinator Initiative and how you can help restore native pollinators
- Become familiar with the importance of site selection and maintenance for the success of your planting
Featured presenters include Gerald “Trey” Scott, Zone Botanist with the U.S. Forest Service at Wayne National Forest; Perry Brannan, Service Forester with the ODNR Division of Forestry; and Charlie Allen, Wildlife Biologist with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pollinator Program.
“A Day in the Woods” and the “2nd Friday Series” programs run from May through November and 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, National Wild Turkey Federation, Glatfelter, Ohio Tree Farm Committee, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Hocking College, and Ohio’s SFI Implementation Committee.
This program will take place on October 14 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Wayne National Forest Headquarters. A registration fee of $10 will cover the cost of lunch and program materials. Please RSVP by calling OSU Extension Vinton County at 740-596-5212, or email Dave Apsley at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 10. As an added bonus you’ll have the opportunity to discover the wonder and beauty of the Wayne National Forest and experience the natural beauty of wildflowers, trees, herbs, and shrubs found there.
Location: Wayne National Forest Headquarters, 13700 US-33, Nelsonville, OH 45764, United States map