One of the first steps to improving your woodland is to learn the species of trees that grow there. With dozens of tree species on the typical woodland property in Appalachian Ohio, this can be a formidable task. The program “Identifying the Trees in Your Woods” will introduce you a simple leaf key to guide you through the process. We will begin by identifying a wide assortment of tree samples in the classroom. Later you will have the opportunity to explore the woodlands at the Vinton Furnace State Forest with foresters to reinforce your leaf identification skills. You will also begin to use other characteristics, such as bark, branching, tree shape, and location to help you to identify trees at any time of the year.
The program starts at 9:00 AM and ends at 3:30 PM. A registration fee of $12 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 July 9.
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“A DAY in the WOOD” and the “2nd Friday Series” are sponsored by the Education and Demonstration Subcommittee of the Vinton Furnace State Forest. The principal partners in this effort include 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, The Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative, the Ruffed Grouse Society, and Ohio’s SFI Implementation Committee.
Since 2012, “A DAY in the WOODS” has offered 53 programs with more than 2,000 participants attending. More than 100 natural resources professionals have presented these programs to woodland owners and enthusiast just like you. Be sure to mark your 2018 calendar so you are sure not to miss any of these great opportunities to spend A DAY in the WOODS:
- Tree and Shrub Identification, July 13 – Vinton Furnace State Forest
- Woodland Stewardship Opportunities, August 10 – Vinton Furnace State Forest
- Family DAY in the WOODS, August 18 – Vinton Furnace State Forest
- Timber Harvesting Things to Consider, September 14, Zaleski State Forest – CCC Camp
- Fall Treasures in Your Woodland-Fungi, Lichens and More, October 12 – Vinton Furnace State Forest
- Woodland Wildlife habit, November 9 – Vinton Furnace State Forest