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Feb. 23: What's That Wood? Workshop in Southern Ohio

January 20, 2012

PIKETON, Ohio – The Ohio Woodland Stewards Program presents What’s That Wood? -- a workshop for landowners, builders, woodworkers, carpenters and others -- from 6-8:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 at Ohio State University’s Endeavor Center, 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon.

Registration costs $10 per person, includes educational materials and snacks, and is required by Feb. 17.

For more information, contact 614-688-3421,, or go to

Among the topics:

  • Are hardwoods actually harder than softwoods?
  • What does it mean for a hardwood to be diffuse porous, ring porous or semi-ring porous?
  • Tree growth and the structural characteristics of various woods.
  • Identifying and using hardwoods and softwoods, including the use of a key.

The instructors are Eric McConnell, a forest products specialist, and David Apsley, a natural resources specialist, both with Ohio State University Extension.

Participants in the Ohio Forest Tax Law program are eligible for 2.5 hours of continuing education credit for attending.

OSU Extension sponsors the Ohio Woodland Stewards Program in cooperation with the Ohio Division of Forestry to help people manage their trees, forests and related resources.

OSU Extension is the outreach arm of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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