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

By Dave Apsley

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

Homework 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

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

Click here to download the brochure:  2020 Brochure Final

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