Appalachian Ohio is known for its beautiful and diverse woodlands. These woodlands, when properly managed, are capable of producing a variety of benefits including habitat for wildlife, clean air and water, as well as, valuable forest products. Join us on October 27th as Hocking College Forestry and Timber Harvesting instructors lead us through the process of transforming trees to lumber.
Program attendees will have the opportunity to:
- Measure and estimate the value of standing trees and logs
- Observe chainsaw safety and maintenance demonstrations
- Watch the experts as they demonstrate safe felling, bucking and limbing techniques
- Participate in the process of turning logs into lumber with a portable sawmill
This program will take place on October 27 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Hocking College, Natural Resources Building (Room 213), 3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville, OH 45764. Look for the yellow “A DAY in the WOODS” signs at the parking lot. Most of this program will take place in the woods so please dress accordingly (close-toed shoes or boots, and long pants). A registration fee of $10 will cover the cost 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 23rd.
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“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, Ohio Bird Conservation initiative and Ohio’s SFI Implementation Committee.