“White Oak-Importance, Ecology and Management” at Speyside Bourbon Cooperage and the Vinton Furnace State Forest on October 13th

Our next A DAY in the Woods program “White Oak-Importance, Ecology and Management” will begin in Jackson with a tour of Speyside Bourbon Cooperage (https://www.facebook.com/SpeysideJackson/).   Space on the tour is limited to the first 35 registrants.  Currently we are only advertising this program to past attendees and to folks following our blog site http://u.osu.edu/seohiowoods. A registration fee of $10 will cover the cost of lunch.  Please RSVP by October 10th.

To reserve your spot please email me directly at mailto:apsley.1@osu.edu or call 740-710-3009. You can still mail in your payment to the Vinton County office, but please let us know that you are coming so we can hold your spot.

After the tour at Speyside we will head to the Vinton Furnace for lunch.  The remainder of the program will focus on trends and the current status of white oak in Ohio, as well as, white oak ecology and management.  Forest Ecologists from the U.S. Forest Service will be on hand to lead this portion of the program which will mostly take place in the field. This portion of the program will end at 4 pm.

To avoid congestion in the parking lot at Speyside we will met at:

 OSU Extension Jackson County (Map of OSU Extension Jackson County-24no32a); 17 Standpipe Road, Jackson, OH 45640

Registration (with coffee and doughnuts) will begin at 8:30 AM at the Jackson County Extension office, and we will leave for Speyside promptly at 9:00 AM.

  • Carpooling to Speyside and to the Vinton Furnace is encouraged
  • Closed-toe shoes and eye protection are required for the Speyside tour (Prescription Glasses are acceptable and a limited number of safety glasses will be available on site).

“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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