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/

Note: use FREE2020 for free shipping coupon or 20IN20 for 20% off coupon

 

Reference materials discussed:

Identifying the Trees in your Woods- Virtual Day in the Woods offered on June 12

Please, join us on June 12 for a virtual Day in the Woods focusing on Identifying the Trees in Your Woods.  Dave Apsley (OSU Extension), Stephanie Downs (ODNR-Division of Forestry), Jim Downs (Hocking College) and Tom Macy (ODNR-Division of Forestry), will be your presenters  for the program.

This program will consist of a one hour session including demonstrations and discussions on:

  • Using a Leaf Key to Identify Trees
  • Resources available online, in paper and for your phone to identify trees
  • Our new TreeTalk series of 2-3 minute video shorts featuring many of Ohio’s trees

Home work assignment: Please watch this 45 minute video  Tree Identification Basics to prepare yourself for the June 12 program.  This video features Dave Apsley (OSU Extension) and Stephanie Downs (ODNR-Division of Forestry) and is designed to introduce you to the process of tree identification.

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 a link and password to download your free pdf copy of Leaf Identification Key to Eighty-Eight Ohio Trees, and log-in information for the live Zoom program at 10 am on June 12.

“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.

For questions and information on how to login in contact Dave Apsley at apsley.1@osu.edu.

Click here to download brochure:  2020 Brochure Final

Southeast Ohio WOW: Beginning Conversations on Woodland Legacy Planning

We will share resources and some ideas on where woodland owners can begin the journey of planning for the legacy and future of their woodlands. This session would be beneficial to current and hopeful woodland owners, their families, and their stewardship partners. We invite participants to join in the discussion & share their experiences so we may learn from each other!

Wednesday, June 10th, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

 

Women Owning Woodlands strives to bring topical, accessible, and current forestry and natural resources information to women landowners and forest practitioners. We support women in forest leadership, women who own and manage their own woodlands, and all who facilitate the stewardship of forests.

All are welcome! Please let us know if any special accommodations are needed.

To register for the webinar and get the access information, contact Jamie Dahl— jdahl@centralstate.edu or (740) 279-0656.

Webinar flyer is also posted here:  WOW_BeginLegacyJune2020

Keeping Yourself and Your Woodlands Healthy videos and resources from May 8 Now Available

Below are the videos and resources from all eight presentations from our May 8 Virtual DAY in the WOODS.   Sorry it took so long.  Thanks to all of our partners and presenters for making this happen!

Spring Migrating Birds

Zoom Recording: https://youtu.be/2zNTbq28Frk

PowerPoint:Migration – Shumar              Migrants – Kearns

Resources to learn more:

https://support.ebird.org/en/support/solutions/articles/48000837520

Health Benefits of Woodlands

Zoom Recording: https://youtu.be/w7_M4s75mW0

PowerPoint:Health Benefits- Bartig

Resources to learn more:

Crop Tree Management

Zoom Recording: https://youtu.be/Cgz7XIFZJ4o

Resources to learn more:

Evaluate Your Roads and Trails 

Zoom Recording: https://youtu.be/tcv6LyLkQpY

PowerPoint:Trails – Mulligan

Resources to learn more:

Boundary Marking

Video: https://youtu.be/GNAsBAGSeBM

Resources to learn more:

Look for Spotted Lanternfly & Other Insects

Zoom Recording: https://youtu.be/oBuxIjdjHw8

PowerPoint:  InvasiveForestInsects_Stone_DahlMay2020

Resources to learn more:

Inventory Young Oaks 

Zoom Recording: https://youtu.be/w2F0ZlSLUlw

PowerPoint:Understory Oak – Apsley

Resources to learn more:

Scout for Invasive Plants

Zoom Recording:  https://youtu.be/XQdJn9cQmn0

PowerPoint:Invasive Plants – Hayes Runkle

Resources to learn more:

 

“Keeping Yourself and Your Woodlands Healthy” offered by webinar on May 8

The COVID-19 crisis has changed our lives in many ways, but one thing we can all do safely is spend more time in the woods. This can provide much needed physical and mental health benefits, but can also benefit your woodlands.  Join us on May 8th for a virtual DAY in the WOODS (go.osu.edu/ditw-zoom) to learn about “Keeping Yourself and Your Woodland Healthy”. This series will consist of four one-hour live sessions featuring eleven foresters and natural resources professionals.   All sessions will be recorded and available for viewing at a later date. Feel free to join any or all these sessions:

Spring Migrating Birds (9-10 am) – Matt Shumar (Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative) & Laura Kearns (ODNR-Division of Wildlife)

    • The timing of migration
    • Natural history and bird identification
    • Exciting birds to discover during migration
    • Using eBird to discover birds and contribute to science

Health Benefits of Woodlands (11 am-noon) – Jarel Bartig (USDA, Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service)

    • Mental  and Physical health benefits
    • How it works
    • Techniques you can try
    • Resources to learn more

Keeping woodlands healthy-Part 1 (1-2 pm)

    • 1:00  Improve Your Woodland: Crop Tree ManagementJim Downs (Hocking College)
    • 1:20  Evaluate  Your Roads and TrailsBob Mulligan (ODNR-Division of Forestry
    • 1:40  Maintain Your Property BoundariesMark Rickey (ODNR-Division of Forestry)

Keeping woodlands healthy-Part 2 (3-4 pm)

    • 3:00  Look for Spotted Lanternfly & Other Insects (Jamie Dahl, Central State University Extension) & Amy Stone (Ohio State University Extension)
    • 3:20  Inventory Young Oaks and Other Seedlings(Dave Apsley, Ohio State University Extension)
    • 3:40  Scout for Invasive Plants (Dave Runkle, Vinton SWCD and Eric Hayes, Athens SWCD

This program is free for all participants, but space is limited.   To login onto the webinar go to :  go.osu.edu/ditw-zoom. For questions and information on how to login in contact Dave Apsley at apsley.1@osu.edu.  Be sure to visit http://u.osu.edu/seohiowoods to download the brochure and see our exciting line up for A DAY in the WOODS 2020.

“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

Opportunity to assist with research on Ticks in Ohio

Dr. Risa Pesapane is an assistant professor at The Ohio State University whose research program focuses on the ecology and surveillance of ticks and tick-borne pathogens. She is asking for help collecting ticks from all over the state to fill basic knowledge gaps in the distribution of ticks and their pathogens in Ohio. Ticks of any species, from any host, and any time of the year are requested. We thank you for your assistance in improving our understanding of ticks in Ohio!

Click here to download instructions on how to submit your ticks: TickSubmissionInstructions

Click here for a Be TICK Smart Brochure from the Ohio Department of Health: Be+Tick+Smart+Brochure

New video on ticks produced by Ashley Kulhanek, OSU Extension: https://spark.adobe.com/video/UjbPcNVmKCgn6

 

New Tree Talk Videos Available- Buds and Blooms in the Woods, and Upcoming Programs

Below are links to the latest Tree Talk videos on the Ohio State University, South Centers YouTube channel. In these videos we share a bit about what has been happening recently in Southeast Ohio’s woods. We share some trees and flowers that have been in bloom! Dave also gives a preview to the A Day in the Woods program for 2020.

Click to visit the two newest videos:

Buds and Blooms in the Woods

A Day in the Woods Updates

Ohio State University Extension and Central State University Extension partner each month to host new Tree Talk topics. Check-out the Tree Talk Playlist to see all the past episodes and shorts: go.osu.edu/treetalk. The newest episodes are at the bottom.

Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases- Videos and Information Available

New tick video now available

Tick News: (1:49 Minutes) by Ashley Kulhanek, Overview of common ticks with great images and simple graphics: http://spark.adobe.com/video/UjbPcNVmKCgn6

Here are some videos from our July 2019 edition of Tree-Talk focuses on ticks and tick-borne diseases.   Our special guests were ANR Educators Tim McDermott, DVM (Franklin County) and Marcus McCartney (Washington County).  Check out these videos to learn how you can protect your family, pets and livestock from the increasing threat of ticks and the diseases that they carry.

Full episode (29 minutes) including Marcus McCartney’s personal experience with Lyme disease: https://youtu.be/bKkTeJozh1U

Protecting yourself from ticks (3:30 minutes): https://youtu.be/3AwOzLxk5_g

Tick removal (3:41 minutes): https://youtu.be/9HPAuG8cS9Y

 

Useful websites:

https://u.osu.edu/tick  (click on the tick tab on the top left of the page)

https://tickencounter.org

http://tickreport.com