Tips, Tools and Techniques to Improve Your Woods offered at the Vinton Furnace State Forest to woodland owners and enthusiasts on September 8

Oak stand after shelterwood harvest to encourage oak regeneration

In many ways your woodland is similar to your garden.  They will both grow without much tending, but with some investment of time and energy you can greatly enhance the benefits that you receive.   On September 8 th, foresters from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Division of Forestry, Ohio State University Extension and local Soil and Water Conservation Districts will be on hand at the Vinton Furnace State Forest to provide you with a variety of Tips, Tools and Techniques that you can employ to increase your woodland’s potential to provide wildlife habitat, produce forest products and even increase your opportunities to enjoy it.

Program attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn how to evaluate the health of your woodland and identify ways that it can be improved
  • Decide which trees to remove to reduce crowding and enhance the health of your woodlot
  • View a variety of demonstration areas showcasing techniques that you can use to improve you woodlands
  • Understand how a properly prescribed timber harvest may help you achieve your woodland goals.

This program will take place on September 8th from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Vinton Furnace State Forest.  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 by September 5th.

“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.

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Map and directions to the Vinton Furnace State Forest: Directions – Experimental Forest



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