Caring for you woodlands can be overwhelming at times. Fortunately, there is a wide array of tools and equipment that can help to make these tasks much more efficient and effective. These tools can be as simple as a hatchet or as sophisticated as an an off-road vehicle with a GPS guided sprayer. Join us on Friday, July 15 at Hocking College to:
- Learn how to select, maintain, and safely use chainsaws
- Understand how to safely operate your small farm tractors and off-road vehicles
- Become familiar with a wide variety of power and manual tools you can use to improve your woodlands and wildlife habitat
- Learn how to operate hand-held and vehicle mounted spray equipment safely and effectively
Our featured presenter for this program is Dale Hatfield, Hocking College-Forest and Tree Care Manager, Building and Grounds. Dale is also an instructor for the Ohio Forestry Association’s CSAW (Chainsaw Safety Awareness that Works) training program. Dale’s crew and Natural Resources professionals from partnering agencies including Ohio State University Extension, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and local Soil and Water Conservation Districts will be on hand to demonstrate equipment and share pro tips.
This program will take place from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Hocking College – Sylvania Educational Site, 17690 Sylvania Ave, Nelsonville Ohio 45764. A registration fee of $12 will cover the cost of lunch and program materials.
Please use one of the following methods to register by July 11th:
- Register and pay online:http://go.osu.edu/vintonswcd Be sure to select July 15
- Call: Vinton Soil and Water Conservation District 740-596-5676
- Email: Dave Apsley at email@example.com
For a map and more details visit: http://u.osu.edu/seohiowoods
“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 Ohio State University Extension, ODNR-Divisions of Forestry and Wildlife, U.S. Forest Service, Vinton Soil and Water Conservation District, Central State University Extension, National Wild Turkey Federation, Pixelle Specialty Solutions, Ohio Tree Farm Committee, Ohio Forestry Association, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Hocking College, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Ruffed Grouse Society, Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative, Pheasants and Quail Forever, and Ohio’s SFI Implementation Committee.