What’s in Your Woods? Sign Up by Friday (7/15) to Find Out

July 13, 2011

OREGON, Ohio -- Register by Friday (7/15) for “The Woods in Your Backyard,” a workshop by the Ohio Woodland Stewards Program in northwest Ohio. Organizers say it’s “for landowners who have a small section of woods out back that they want to learn more about.”

Among the topics: Attracting more wildlife, controlling invasive species, “good” trees and shrubs and what they’re good for, and a landowner’s basic management tools, including planting, cutting, soil surveys, aerial photos and building habitat.

It’s on July 22 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Macomber Lodge in Pearson Metropark, 4701 Navarre Rd., in Oregon.

Forestry experts with Ohio State University Extension, which administers the Stewards Program, will be the instructors. 

A $35 registration fee includes lunch and materials. Online registration is available at http://www.regonline.com/wiyby.

There will be indoor and outdoor presentations, so dress for the weather. Landowners participating in the Ohio Forest Tax Law program are eligible for 5 hours of continuing education credit.

For more information, call 614-688-3421 or e-mail ohiowoods@osu.edu.

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

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Kurt Knebusch
Kathy Smith