A DAY in the WOODS offers “Identifying Trees in Winter” on November 8th at Zaleski State Forest

Moonville Tunnel at Zaleski SF

Fall is in the air, and many of the trees in Southeastern Ohio have already shed their leaves. This makes tree identification more difficult, but there are still many clues that you can use to identify trees in their leafless state. “Identifying Trees in Winter” will provide you with the knowledge to differentiate among the variety of trees on your property in the coming winter months.  This program will take place from 9 am to 3:30 pm and will include lunch.

Participants in this program will:

  • Develop an eye for bark and tree shape to aid in winter tree identification
  • Learn to use bud and twig characteristics to identify trees
  • Become familiar with tree fruits like acorns and other clues that can be found on the ground
  • Spend the afternoon exploring the forest around the Moonville Tunnel at Zaleski State Forest
  • Visit a variety of sites from wetlands to dry ridges to learn about their contribution to the diversity of Ohio’s Appalachian forests

This program will begin at 9 a.m. at the Zaleski State Forest ODNR complex, near McArthur, OH.  After lunch we will carpool to the field site near Moonville Tunnel.  The field portion of the program will include a considerable amount of walking on uneven terrain, so be sure to bring your hiking boots.

For a map and directions to help you find the complex, visit:

Directions to Zaleski ODNR complex: ZaleskiDrivingMapRevised4-13-15PDF-26r6cke

Parking information and Aerial image of Zaleski- ODNR complex: Zaleski ODNR Complex Aerial

For a brochure with registration information, click here: A DAY in THE WOODS 2019 Brochure Final Low Res-20zbq6d

A $12 registration fee entitles participants to lunch and program materials. Please RSVP no later than Monday, November 4 by mailing in a registration form, calling 740-596-5212 (OSU Extension Vinton County) or emailing Dave at apsley.1@osu.edu. The Zaleski ODNR Complex is located at 29371 Wheelabout Road, McArthur, Ohio 45651. For a map, directions. and parking information for the site, 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, USDA-Forest Service (Northern Research Station, State and Private Forestry and the Wayne NF), USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Vinton-Hocking-Athens Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Central State University Extension, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Pixelle Specialty Solutions, Ohio Tree Farm Committee, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Hocking College, the Ruffed Grouse Society, and Ohio’s SFI Implementation Committee. Since 2012, “A Day in the Woods” has offered 70 programs with more than 100 presenters for nearly 3,000 woodland owners and enthusiasts just like you.

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