Tentative program schedule for A DAY in the WOODS in 2023

We are pleased to announce our program schedule for A DAY in the WOODS for 2023.

We are especially excited about our June 9th celebratiion of our “100th A DAY in the WOODS” program since 2012. We are currently working on a brochure and will post it under 2023 Brochure above as soon as it is available.

May 12 Reading your woodlot!  What does it say about your woodland management goals?

  • Understand how past land use, soil and site conditions and other factors affect your woodland
  • Learn to look for evidence of past-land use, natural disturbance and site capability
  • Learn to develop reasonable goals for your woods based on the information that you gather
  • Location: Vinton Furnace State Forest

June 9 100th  A DAY in the WOODS  celebration 

  • Celebrate this milestone with our partners and supporters
  • Participate in a wide variety of tours and educational opportunities throughout the day
  • Stay Tuned for more details in the coming weeks
  • Location: Vinton Furnace State Forest

July 14 – Tree Identification  

  • Learn to use leaf characteristics to identify trees
  • Learn to key using samples in the classroom
  • Explore a variety of woodland habitats and practice what you’ve learned
  • Location: Hocking College or Zaleski ODNR Complex

Aug 11Shrubs n’ Bugs

  • Understand the relationships between our native pollinators and shrubs
  • Learn about non-native invasive species and their impacts on the ecosystem
  • Location: Vinton Furnace State Forest

Sept 8Improving Your Woodlot

  • Learn about a variety of woodland management techniques that you can use to improve your woodland including Crop Tree Management, Timber Stand Improvement, invasive species management, and mid/understory management
  • Practice selecting crop trees to meet your goals and determining which trees are competing with them
  • Location:  Vinton Furnace State Forest

Oct 13Forest Wildlife Habitat Relationships

  • Understand the elements of wildlife habitat found in our woodlands and natural areas in SE Ohio
  • Learn about many of the wildlife species (game and non-game) that inhabit southeast Ohio and understand what you can to enhance their habitat in your woods
  • Location:  Vinton Furnace State Forest

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    • We will post registration information in a brochure which will be posted on this site. See 2022 Brochure for last year’s brochure. We will also post a detailed description of each program about 3 weeks prior to each event with registration information. If you would like to be on our email list-serve drop me an email at apsley.1@osu.edu and we’ll get you on the list.

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