Like a garden, your woodland will likely provide more benefits if you give it some attention. “Tending Your Woodland”, an interactive outdoor learning opportunity for woodland owners in SE Ohio, will help you to understand the various practices that you can use to improve your woodlands. This program is offered on October 8 at the Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest near McArthur and will include the opportunity to tour numerous field sites demonstrating various practices that have been established since the early 1950’s. Participants will have the opportunity to:
- Explore crop tree management (CTM), a technique that can increase the growth rate of trees to produce more wildlife food, timber and other benefits
- Learn about Timber Stand Improvement (TSI) and how it can help your woodland become more productive
- Understand various techniques that can be utilized to enhance oak regeneration in your woodlands.
- Become aware of the wide array of options available to woodland owners who are contemplating a timber harvest.
- Know where to get the advice and resources that will help you tend your woodland
“Tending your Woodland” will take place at the Vinton Furnace State Forest near McArthur on October 8, 2021, from 9 AM to 3 PM.
A registration fee of $12 per person (payable on the day of the event by cash or check to Vinton SWCD) entitles participants to program materials and a box lunch. Registration is required. Please RSVP on or before October 4 by emailing Dave Apsley at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling Cheri Porter or Dave Runkle at the Vinton SWCD (740-596-5676).
We plan to hold most of this program outdoors in the woods. We will follow the COVID-19 protocols that are in place at the time. Please bring a face covering to use when:
- you are indoors and not fully vaccinated
- it makes you comfortable
The Vinton Furnace State Forest is in a very remote portion of Vinton County. Signs will be posted on the morning of the event along the route from both entrances.
“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, Ohio Forestry Association Foundation and Ohio’s SFI Implementation Committee. Since 2012, “A Day in the Woods” has offered nearly 80 programs with more than 100 presenters for nearly 4,000 woodland owners and enthusiasts just like you.