There’s now a maple syrup that was made on Kelleys Island

Speaking of maple syrup, CFAES’ Buckeye Yard & Garden onLine website yesterday told the story of a new project on Kelleys Island, which lies in Lake Erie. Two CFAES educators, Thomas deHaas and Les Ober, were among the project’s collaborators, and in the end the team’s work boiled down to a first: the inaugural batch of Kelleys Island “Glacially Groovy” maple syrup. (Photo: A (maple-less) scene on Kelleys Island, Getty Images.)

America’s forests as climate solutions

In America’s fight to reduce carbon emissions, expanding and better managing the nation’s forests would be the cheapest and easiest steps to take.

That’s according to new research by CFAES’ Brent Sohngen, who is slated as one of eight speakers—from academia, government agencies, advocacy groups, and multiple states—in a free public webinar titled “The Economics of U.S. Forests as a Natural Climate Solution.”

Set for April 29, noon to 2 p.m., the webinar is a joint program by CFAES, North Carolina State University, the University of Maine, the University of Idaho, and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations.

Read more about the webinar and Sohngen’s research.

Register for the webinar. (Photo: Getty Images.)

16 Farm Science Review talks about woodlands

If you own a woods and would like to know more about it, make it more sustainable, make more money from it, or all three, then check out these talks during Farm Science Review, Sept. 22–24. The Review’s Gwynne Conservation Area is organizing the lineup, along with series on forages and grazing and also on wildlife and aquatics. 

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Healthy trees, healthy campuses

The Buckeyes take care of their buckeyes, and also their maples and oaks.

The Arbor Day Foundation has given Tree Campus USA honors to both the Ohio State Columbus campus and the CFAES Wooster campus. The recognition means that the campuses met core standards for keeping their trees healthy. Healthy trees in turn give benefits to people, air, and water.

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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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