Winter Tree Identification virtual DAY in the WOODS offered on November 13

Our November 13, A DAY in the WOODS program Winter Tree Identification will once again be offered  virtually via Zoom Webinar.

 

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.

Dave Apsley (Ohio State University Extension) and Jim Downs (Hocking College) will provide you with the information and tips to help you to differentiate among the variety of trees on your property in the coming winter months.    This program will take place from 10:00 to 11:30 am, and participants in this program will:

  • Learn to use bud and twig characteristics to identify trees
  • Become familiar with many tree fruits like acorns and other clues that can be found on the ground
  • Begin to develop an eye for bark to aid in winter tree identification

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

These topics will be presented during a live Zoom Webinar:

10:00 AM – Welcome and Zoom Orientation 

10:05 AM –  Basics of  Winter Tree Identification –  Twigs, buds, fruit and other characteristics

11:00 AM –  How to Identify Trees Using Bark

11:20 AM  Resources Available to Aid in Winter Tree Identification; Q & A session with both presenters.

“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.

Mapping Your Woodland- New videos and resources from October 9th now available

 Mapping you woodland focuses on tools that you can use to locate boundaries and other land features, and to create digital maps from location data using free GPS (Global Positioning System) phone applications and online mapping tools.

Recording of October 9 Virtual DAY in the WOODS program including (75 min):

  • Using Ohio county auditor web resources – Eric Hayes, Athens Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Collecting location information from your woodland using AVENZA maps – Stephanie Downs,  Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Division of Forestry
  • Overview of online mapping tools including My Land Plan, Google Earth Pro and other free or low cost mapping tools – Dave Apsley, Ohio State University Extension, Stephanie Downs,  Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Division of Forestry, and Eric Hayes, Athens Soil and Water Conservation District

How to use My Land Plan to map and manage your woodland Resources

Dave Apsley, Ohio State University Extension

Mapping- Using My Land Plan- powerpoint slides

PowerPoint presentation on My Land Plan (13 min):

Demonstration on how to use My Land Plan (14 min):

Creating interactive maps using Google Earth Pro

Dave Apsley, Ohio State University Extension, and Eric Hayes, Athens Soil and Water Conservation District (30 minutes)

Mapping – How to use Google Earth Pro- powerpoint slides

PowerPoint presentation on Google Earth pro (13 min):

“Mapping your woodland” virtual A DAY in the WOODS offered on October 9

Map created in
Google Earth pro

Our October 9, A DAY in the WOODS program Mapping you woodland will once again be offered  virtually via Zoom and YouTube videos.    This program will focus on tools that you can use to locate boundaries and other land features, and to create digital maps from location data using free GPS (Global Positioning System) phone applications and online mapping tools.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

These topics will be presented during a live Zoom Webinar:

10:00 AM – Welcome and Zoom Orientation – Julie Strawser and Dave Apsley (Ohio State University Extension)

10:05 AM –  Using Ohio county auditor web resources – Eric Hayes, Athens Soil and Water Conservation District

10:30 AM –  Collecting location information from your woodland using AVENZA maps – Stephanie Downs,  Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Division of Forestry

11:15 AM  Overview of online mapping tools including My Land Plan, Google Earth Pro and other free or low cost mapping tools – Dave Apsley, Ohio State University Extension, Stephanie Downs,  Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Division of Forestry, and Eric Hayes, Athens Soil and Water Conservation District

11:30 Question and answer session with all presenters.

 

Additional videos which  provide detailed instructions on how to use online mapping tools will be available after the October 9 program : 

How to use My Land Plan to map and manage your woodland Resources, Dave Apsley, Ohio State University Extension, Stephanie Downs,  Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Division of Forestry (30 minutes)

Creating interactive maps using Google Earth Pro, Dave Apsley, Ohio State University Extension, and Eric Hayes, Athens Soil and Water Conservation District (30 minutes)

 

 

Videos and resources now available from 9-11-2020 virtual A DAY in the WOODS program”Forest and wildlife history and future challenges”

Videos and other resources from our virtual  A DAY in the WOODS program Forest and wildlife history and future challenges  offered on 9-11-2020 can be found below:

Change in age, structure, and composition of Ohio’s forests –  Tom Macy and Cotton Randall, Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Division of Forestry

Wildlife history – trends in land use and influence on Ohio’s wildlife populations– Mark Wiley, Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Division of Forestry

Impacts of climate change on forests and wildlife, Steve Matthews,  The Ohio State University, School of Environment and Natural Resources OSU (approximately 60 min):   Impacts of climate change on forests and wildlife-video

Impacts of Non-native invasive species on wildlife, Marne Titchenell, Ohio State University Extension, and School of Environment and Natural Resources (approximately 30): https://go.osu.edu/manageinvasives

Forest and wildlife history and future challenges

Photo courtesy of Jeff Hoffer, Public Safety Supervisor, Ohio State University Mansfield

Our September 11th, A DAY in the WOODS program Forest and wildlife history and future challenges will once again be offered via Zoom.    This program will focus on the only constant in nature, change.  Our wonderful lineup of panelists will discuss the history of Ohio’s forests and wildlife, as well as, some of the current and future challenges facing our woodlands and wildlife.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

These topics will be presented during a live Zoom Webinar:

10:00 AM – Welcome and Zoom Orientation with Marne Titchenell and Dave Apsley (Ohio State University Extension)

10:05 AM –  Change in age, structure, and composition of Ohio’s forests – Cotton Randall, Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Division of Forestry

10:40 AM –  Wildlife history – trends in land use and influence on Ohio’s wildlife populations– Mark Wiley, Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Division of Forestry

11:15 –  Q/A session with Steve Matthews (OSU SENR), Cotton Randall (ODNR-DOF), Marne Titchenell (OSUE and SENR) and Mark Wiley (ODNR-DOW)

Additional Videos produced for this program:

Impacts of climate change on forests and wildlife, Steve Matthews,  The Ohio State University, School of Environment and Natural Resources OSU (approximately 60 min);  This webinar will air live as part of Ohio Woodland Stewards’ Friday’s Escape to the Forest Series. You can attend this webinar live on 9/4/2020 at 11 AM. To register http://go.osu.edu/climatefw .  The video will also be available on Monday 9-7-2020 at:  https://woodlandstewards.osu.edu/resources/webinars

Impacts of Non-native invasive species on wildlife, Marne Titchenell, Ohio State University Extension, and School of Environment and Natural Resources (approximately 30); This video is available now at:  https://go.osu.edu/manageinvasives

 

 

Videos and resources now available from August 14 event “Legal Considerations for Woodland Owners-Virtual DAY in the WOODS”

Meeting Recording:
Zoom Meeting Recording

  • Timber Theft and Trespass in Ohio – James S. Savage, Esq. and Mark Rickey, Service Forester, ODNR-Division of Forestry (Start at the beginning of the video)
  • Ohio Fence Line Law, recreational user laws and other issues facing Ohio woodland owners-Peggy Kirk Hall, Associate Professor, Agricultural & Resource Law, Ohio State University Extension, and Amy Milam, Director of Legal Education, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (Start at minute 51 of the video)

Mark Rickey (Mark.Rickey@dnr.state.oh.us)

Peggy Kirk Hall (aglaw@osu.edu,  farmoffice.osu.edu )

OSU Agricultural and Resources Law Program:

Amy Milam (amilam@ofbf.orgofbf.org )

James Savage (jssavage@earthlink.net) – If interested in Ohio Woodland Owner Advocacy Group Involvement

Legal Considerations for Woodland Owners-Virtual DAY in the WOODS event on August 14th

Originally our A DAY in the WOODS program for August was  designed to explore two broad topics: Mapping and GPS for woodland owners, as well as, Legal Considerations. Since COVID-19 has thrown a monkey wrench into our plans we’ve decided to just cover the Legal Considerations portion of that program on August 14.  We’ll save the Mapping and GPS portion of the program a later date (probably October 9).  Please stay tuned to this site for regular updates.

We are pleased to announce that James S. Savage, Esq. and Mark Rickey, Service Forester, ODNR-Division of Forestry will begin the program with a  discussion on Timber Theft and Trespass in Ohio.  They will share their recent experiences with timber theft in southeastern Ohio and discuss ways that you can protect your woodlands from timber theft/trespass.

Our second presentation features Peggy Kirk Hall, Associate Professor, Agricultural & Resource Law, Ohio State University Extension, and Amy Milam, Director of Legal Education, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.  Peggy and Amy will discuss Ohio Fence Line Law, recreational user laws and other issues facing Ohio woodland owners.

  • 10:00 AM-Welcome virtual A DAY in the WOODS and Zoom orientation- Dave Apsley and Julie Strawser, OSU Extension
  • 10:05 AM-Timber Theft and Trespass in Ohio – James S. Savage, Esq. and Mark Rickey, Service Forester, ODNR-Division of Forestry
  • 10:45 AM-Ohio Fence Line Law, recreational user laws and other issues facing Ohio woodland owners-Peggy Kirk Hall, Associate Professor, Agricultural & Resource Law, Ohio State University Extension, and Amy Milam, Director of Legal Education, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation
  • 11:15 AM Question and answer session

To register for this program: click here!

 

Measuring the trees in your woodland (July 10, 2020): Resources now available!

Below are the resources from Measuring the Trees in Your Woods – Virtual  “A DAY in the WOODS” on July 10.

Topics covered include:

  • Making a Tree Measuring Stick
  • Measuring tree diameter
  • Pacing with accuracy
  • Measuring merchantable height of trees
  • Determining the board foot volume of trees

Video on Making your own Tree Measuring stick (13:45 minute video): Making-Tree-Measuring-Stick

Tables for making your custom stick:

  1. To determine which table to use from below watch the first 2:40  minutes of this video.
  2. A 25 inch arm reach works for most people here is the appropriate table: Standard 25 inch reach – Measuring Stick  Download and print the table before you proceed with the video.
  3. If after watching the first few minutes of the video you  determine that another arm reach would be better,  download and print the appropriate table below**.

**Note: The scale on the Merritt Hypsometer, used to estimate the number of logs in a trees, also varies with arm reach. The correct interval for a 16 foot log is highlighted in yellow on each table. 

If you cannot find the arm reach that you need to make your stick, just send me an email with the reach that you need and I’ll create a table for you (apsley.1@osu.edu)

 

 

Measuring the Trees in Your Woods – Virtual “A DAY in the WOODS” offered on July 10

Please join us for  Measuring the Trees in Your Woods – Virtual  “A DAY in the WOODS” on July 10.

This program will consist of a a homework assignment and a one hour live Zoom Webinar from 10 am to 11 am on July 10.  Topics covered include:

  • Making a Tree Measuring Stick (See homework assignment below)
  • Measuring tree diameter
  • Pacing with accuracy
  • Measuring merchantable height of trees
  • Determining the board foot volume of trees

Homework assignment: Please download and watch this 13:45 minute video:  https://www.facebook.com/seohiowoods/videos/2701312290090241/

 and make your own Tree Measuring Stick (a.k.a. cruiser stick) prior to the July 10th program. 

  1. To determine which table to use from below watch the first 2:40  minutes of this video.
  2. A 25 inch arm reach works for most people here is the appropriate table: Standard 25 inch reach – Measuring Stick  Download and print the table before you proceed with the video.
  3. If after watching the first few minutes of the video you  determine that another arm reach would be better,  download and print the appropriate table below**.

**Note: The scale on the Merritt Hypsometer, used to estimate the number of logs in a trees, also varies with arm reach. The correct interval for a 16 foot log is highlighted in yellow on each table. 

If you cannot find the arm reach that you need to make your stick, just send me an email with the reach that you need and I’ll create a table for you (apsley.1@osu.edu)

This program is free for all participants, but space is limited.   To register for the webinar go to:  go.osu.edu/ditw-zoom.

Once your register you will receive a confirmation email with log-in information for the live Zoom program at 10 am on June 12.  The email will also contain contact informaton incase you have questions about how to make your Tree Measuring Stick.

“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.

Click here to download brochure:  2020 Brochure Final

 

Virtual Tree Identification Program (June 12, 2020) Recordings and Resources are Now Available

Thanks to all of you who participated in our virtual A DAY in the WOODS: Identifying the Trees in Your Woods.  Below are the recordings and  resources from that program.

Introductory video on Tree Identification Basics with Dave Apsley (OSU Extension) and Stephanie Downs (ODNR-Forestry).  42 minute Zoom Video : http://go.osu.edu/treeidbasics

Identifying the Trees in Your Woods video on using tree id key and resources with Dave Apsley (OSU Extension), Stephanie Downs (ODNR-Forestry), Jim Downs (Hocking College) and Tom Macy (ODNR-Forestry). 1 hour Zoom Video: http://go.osu.edu/treeidkeying

New series of Tree Identification Clips on You Tube. Currently there are 6 short (2 to 3 min each) videos in the playlist, many more to come soon:  http://go.osu.edu/treeid

To purchase Leaf Identification Key to Eighty-Eight Ohio Trees visit: https://extensionpubs.osu.edu/leaf-identification-key-to-eighty-eight-ohio-trees/

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