CFAES’ Dave Apsley enters ‘Forest of Honor’

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry (DOF) recently honored Dave Apsley, natural resources specialist with CFAES’ OSU Extension outreach arm, for his outstanding contributions to forestry. In a “Forest of Honor” ceremony on Oct. 17 in Zaleski State Forest in southeast Ohio, trees were planted to recognize Apsley and two other honorees.

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How you can ID a tree with no leaves

The series called “A Day in the Woods” concludes on Friday, Nov. 8, with “Identifying Trees in Winter.” Set for southeast Ohio’s Zaleski State Forest, the event will give tips on how to identify trees based on their bark, buds, twigs, nuts, and overall shape; will explore the forest’s Moonville Tunnel area; and, by visiting habitats ranging from wetlands to dry ridges, will showcase the diversity of Ohio’s Appalachian woods.

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Sustaining southeast Ohio’s mighty oaks

CFAES is helping sustain oak forests and the many kinds of life that need them. As a member of the Ohio Interagency Forestry Team, the college’s OSU Extension outreach arm is part of a collective effort to restore oak-dominated forests across 17 counties in southeast Ohio.

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Spend 2 days in the woods this week

The ongoing A Day in the Woods series, co-sponsored by CFAES’ OSU Extension outreach arm, is hosting two events this week. Timber Harvesting: Things to Consider, Friday, Sept. 13, at the Zaleski State Forest CCC Camp in McArthur, provides details on timber sales, pricing, and meeting financial and environmental goals. The $12 registration fee includes lunch and materials.

The kid-friendly Family Day in the Woods, set for Saturday, Sept. 14, in Vinton Furnace State Forest, also in McArthur, features hands-on activities, a hay ride through the forest, interactive booths, details on local wildlife, and more. Free admission.

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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.)