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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Around the world, planting billions of trees could possibly help in solving the climate crisis. On Wednesday, Aug. 14, in CFAES’ Secrest Arboretum, you can see, walk among, and enjoy the shade of trees that are already helping. Join us.
Discover the Hocking Hills’ hemlock forests—and the things that make noise in the night in those forests—on the next A Day in the Woods (and part of a night). It’s this Friday, Aug. 9. (Photo: Hocking Hills State Park, Getty Images.)
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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The next monthly Tree Walk in Secrest Arboretum is set for 1–2 p.m. Wednesday, July 10. Admission is free.
The arboretum, part of our CFAES Wooster campus, is home to 100-plus acres of life-sustaining green things.
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Friday, April 26, is Arbor Day, and CFAES is hosting two celebrations of it, one in Columbus, one in Wooster.
Ohio State’s Time for Change Week ends with a working weekend aimed at doing good things for the land, for native plants, and for a special Ohio State woods.
CFAES’ Secrest Arboretum in Wooster is holding a free public Tree Walk on April 10. (Photo: Pussy willow, Getty Images.)
Ohio State’s Columbus and Wooster campuses have each earned the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA recognition—and CFAES’ tree-mendous plant people helped.
“Trees on campus provide so many ecological benefits,” said Kathy Smith, forestry program director for CFAES, in a story published today on our CFAES Stories website. “They’re an integral part of a sustainable campus.”
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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.