A day to do good for your woods

You can learn to do good for your woods on “A Day in the Woods” (say that five times fast).

The next installment in the series—set for Friday, July 12, at Vinton Furnace State Forest—is called “Woodland Stewardship Opportunities.” Woodland improvement, helping oaks, and controlling undesirable species are the topics.

CFAES is one of the series sponsors. The forest is in southeast Ohio near McArthur.

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Danger: Borer-killed ash trees overhead

It’s bad enough that the emerald ash borer has killed millions of native ash trees. “Now,” CFAES entomologist Joe Boggs says, “you have standing (dead) trees that are starting to break apart”—and that can threaten home, life, and limb. Here’s what you should know and do. (Photo: Getty Images.)

It’s spring, peeps! Check out this workshop

The 2019 Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Workshop is later this week: it’s Saturday, March 30, at Clifty Falls State Park in Madison, Indiana. It’s especially for woodland owners in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky; features natural resource experts from those three states, including from CFAES (CFAES is one of the event’s organizers); and offers 13 sessions on interesting aspects of the trees and wildlife that live on your land.

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Spotlight on woods, water, wildlife

The annual Ohio Woodland, Water, and Wildlife Conference is for you if you work in natural resources, manage land, or both. The agenda features 15 expert-led sessions grouped in three tracks—woodlands, water, and wildlife—and is set for March 6 in Mansfield. Topics in the tracks range from managing tree galls to using drones, mitigating algal blooms to managing geese, conserving birds to helping bumble bees. Check out the full list of topics and speakers.

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Good timing, what with spring on its way

Learn about managing your woods, along with the legalities of it, in Your Woodland Management Options and Legal Responsibilities, an upcoming workshop offered by CFAES’ Ohio Woodland Stewards Program. It’s from 6–8:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in Bucyrus.

The goal, the workshop’s website says, is “to help woodland owners become better managers of this important asset.”

Speaking will be Kathy Smith, forestry program director in CFAES’ School of Environment and Natural Resources, and Evin Bachelor, J.D., law fellow with the Farm Office of OSU Extension, CFAES’ statewide outreach arm.

Registration is $15 and is due by Feb. 25. Learn more and register online. (Photo: Getty Images.)

Events for maple producers slated

The 2019 Ohio Maple Days program, presented by CFAES and aimed at helping maple syrup producers get ready for their coming season, is on tap (pun intended) for three days in three locations: Jan. 17 in Fulton, Jan. 18 in Fredericksburg, and Jan. 19 in Middlefield. The program is the same at all three locations. Download the flyer and registration form. (Photo: Getty Images.)