This article was originally published on the CFAES website on April 15, 2014 and was written by Kurt Knebusch
The event is for anyone interested in learning more about trees, said Marne Titchenell, one of the instructors and a wildlife specialist with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).
Gardeners, landscapers, woodland owners, wildlife enthusiasts and Christmas tree growers, among others, are welcome to attend, she said.
Twelve sessions in three focused tracks will cover trees, how to take care of them, and creatures and features that rely on -- or can mess up -- a woods:
- Track 1: “Tree Planting Techniques,” “Top 10 Landscape Trees,” “Sensible or Senseless Pruning Practices,” “Why Good Trees Go Bad.”
- Track 2: “Bird ID Walk,” “Dealing With the Modern Day Bambi” (deer conflict management), “Planting for Pollinators,” “Wetlands in Your Woodlands.”
- Track 3: “Introduction to Chainsaw Safety,” “Weird Things in Your Woods,” “Mapping Your Property,” “Dealing With Invasives for a Healthy Woods.”
Early registration costs $45 by April 18. Regular registration is $55 until April 25. Participants can register online at go.osu.edu/eq9.
The workshop brochure, which includes a mailable registration form, can be downloaded at go.osu.edu/erD.
The Ohio Woodland Stewards Program is part of the college’s School of Environment and Natural Resources and is carried out by OSU Extension.