One of the first steps to improving your woodland is to know 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. “Identifying the Trees in Your Woods” will introduce you a simple leaf key to guide you through the process. You will have the opportunity to use the key to identify a wide assortment of tree samples in the classroom, then explore the diverse woodlands at the Vinton Furnace State Forest with experienced foresters. This will help to reinforce your leaf identification skills and to help you to learn to use other characteristics, such as bark, twigs and buds, tree form and shape, and even site or location to help you identify trees.
This program will take place at the Vinton Furnace State Forest near McArthur on Friday July 14th from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. A registration fee of $15 will cover the cost of lunch and a copy of Leaf Identification Key to Eighty-eight Ohio Trees.
Please use one of the following methods to register by July 10:
- Register and pay online at http://go.osu.edu/vintonswcd
- Call Vinton SWCD 740-596-5676
- Email Jessica Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget to check out our Treemendous Tuesday, tree identification videos at: http://go.osu.edu/treeid