We’ve Moved to u.osu.edu/apsley.1

February 17, 2014

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In order to comply with OSU policies we have moved to: http://u.osu.edu/apsley.1 You still should be able to access us via: https://go.osu.edu/seohiowoods Please be patient with us as we tweak the new site!

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Tentative Agenda for “Day in the Woods-2nd Friday Series” for 2014

February 10, 2014

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We are a bit behind for the 2014 season, but I am pleased to announce that we will be offering the “Day in the Woods” 2nd Friday Series again in 2014. A brochure with details will be coming soon, but here is what we’ve decided to offer this coming year: Edible and Medicinal Plants, May […]

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“Identifying Trees in Winter” Offered on November 8 at the Vinton Furnace State Forest

October 24, 2013

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Fall is in the air, and many of the trees in Southeastern Ohio have already shed their leaves.  This makes tree identification more difficult, but there are still many clues that you can use to identify trees in their leafless state. “Identifying Trees in Winter”, an educational program designed to provide you with the knowledge […]

Ohio Society of American Foresters Directory

October 21, 2013

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I just found out that the Ohio Society of American Foresters Directory is temporarily down. I have contacted the web provider, and they indicated that they are working on it. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused. Here are the PDF files for the Consulting and Industry lists if you need access […]

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Chainsaw Safety Course will be offered by Hocking College and OSU Extension on November 16th

October 15, 2013

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We have finalized plans for a chainsaw safety course on Saturday, November 16th at Hocking College. This is a great opportunity to learn from the pro’s and get hands on training. Each participant will have the opportunity to fell a tree. Date:  November 16th, 2013 (registration deadline November 12th) Location: Hocking College Fleet Garage (Auto Petro […]

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Enhancing Food Production for Woodland Wildlife on October 11th

September 27, 2013

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Southeastern Ohio is blessed with an abundance of wildlife species from wild turkey and white-tailed deer to bobcats and Cerulean warblers. Many of Ohio’s woodland owners list wildlife as a key reason for owning their properties. “Enhancing Food Production for Woodland Wildlife”, an educational program designed to provide woodland owners with the knowledge to improve […]

Stonewall Tree Farm-Ohio 2013 Tree Farm Of the Year-Tour on October 12, 2013

September 26, 2013

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We hope you enjoy your day and meet a few of our friends and family and have an enjoyable walk in our woods. We hope to give you a glimpse of how, why & what we do here on the farm. You will not see a lot of venders, exhibitors, planned demonstrations or tents of […]

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Forestry Field Day in Morgan County – October 18

September 25, 2013

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Featuring: Demonstrations by Stine Horse Logging (AM)/Portable Sawmill (PM). Conditions permitting  Discussions and demonstrations focusing on identifying and treating invasive plants Woodland management walk Presentation on White-Nose Syndrome in bats Displays and presentations on invasive insects and diseases threatening Ohio’s forests: HWA, TCD, ALB and EAB Discussion on early detection of and rapid response to […]

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: Preparing Woodland Owners for Impacts to the Hocking Hills Region on October 26th

September 22, 2013

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Eastern hemlocks play a key role in the ecology and economy of the Hocking Hills. These trees, however, are currently threatened by the recent discovery of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in Ohio and the Hocking Hills Join us for a program designed to introduce home owners and woodland owners to the potential threats, impacts, and […]

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Creating and Using Woodland Maps offered on Friday September 13th

August 29, 2013

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Maps are valuable tools that help woodland owners enjoy and manage their properties. Maps can be used for a variety of purposes from locating favorite mushroom and turkey hunting spots to documenting management activities in woodlands. “Creating and Using Woodland Maps”, an educational program designed to enhance the ability to use and create woodland maps, […]

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“The Basics of Oak Regeneration” program offered to woodland owners in SE Ohio at the Vinton Furnace State Forest on Friday, August 9.

July 19, 2013

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An educational program “The Basics of Oak Regeneration” will be offered on August 9 at the Vinton Furnace State Forest, near McArthur from 9 am to 3:30 pm. This program is designed to help woodland owners understand the ecological and economic importance of oak in SE Ohio and to provide them with information on how […]

“Identifying and Controlling Invasive Plants” program offered to woodland owners in SE Ohio at the Vinton Furnace State Forest on Friday, July 12th

June 25, 2013

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Are you seeing new plants encroaching on your woodland property in southeastern Ohio but don’t know what they are? Do you already know about invasive plants but don’t know how to control them? The program “Identifying and Controlling Invasive Plants” will take place at the Vinton Furnace State Forest, near McArthur, on July 12 from […]

“Identifying the Trees in Your Woods” offered on June 14 at the Vinton Furnace State Forest

May 28, 2013

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Southeastern Ohio is known for its variety of tree species, and learning to distinguish among the nearly 100 tree species found here can be a bit overwhelming. An “Identifying the Trees in Your Woods” class will be offered on June 14 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. at the Vinton Furnace State Forest near McArthur […]

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Song Bird Program Offered on May 18th at the Vinton Furnace State Forest

May 9, 2013

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Would you like to know more about the songbirds living in your woods? “Song Birds”, a BONUS Saturday of the “2nd Friday Series” program of 2013, is designed to help you: ◾Learn to identify common forest birds by sight and song ◾Understand habitat requirements of many woodland song birds ◾Spend a day in the woods […]

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Identifying Understory Plants offered on May 10th at the Vinton Furnace State Forest

April 29, 2013

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“Identifying Understory Plants in Your Woods” offered to woodland owners in SE Ohio at the Vinton Furnace State Forest on May 10th   McArthur, OH – Would you like to know more about the wildflowers, shrubs and other plants growing in your woods?  “Identifying Understory Plants in Your Woods”, the first “2nd Friday Series” program […]

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It is now officially spring!

April 26, 2013

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Spring just doesn’t seem to be complete unless I have at least one opportunity to feast on morels.   Yesterday evening I decided to take a quick walk in the woods to try my luck.   After only about 10 minutes of walking, I stumbled across a dying American elm with about 3o beautiful morels right at […]

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“Day in the Woods-2nd Friday Series” program finalized for 2013

February 15, 2013

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We’ve finally completed our program scheduling for 2013 at the Vinton Furnace State Forest. A brochure with registration information and a flier are now available. Please help to spread the word about these opportunities to spend “A Day in the Woods”: Second Friday Series Brochure 2013-final Second Friday Series Flier 2013-final May 10th Identifying Understory […]

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A glaze of ice at Zaleski State Forest (1-18-13)

January 24, 2013

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Hold the dates for 2013 Day in the Woods – 2nd Friday Classes and more!

December 17, 2012

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Tentative topics to be covered in next year’s 2nd Friday Series are: May 10th – Understory Plant Identification June 14th – Tree Identification for Woodland Owners July 12th – Identifying and Controlling Invasive Plants in your Woodland August 9th – Basics of Oak Regeneration September 13th – Creating and Using Woodland Maps October 11th – […]

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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: Preparing for Impacts to the Hocking Hills Region – November 15th in Logan

October 30, 2012

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Eastern hemlocks play a key role in Hocking County’s ecology and economy. These trees, however, are currently threatened by the recent discovery of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in southeastern Ohio. Join us for an evening program designed to introduce the potential threats, impacts, and management issues presented by the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in the Hocking […]

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“The Wood From Your Woods” program offered at the Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest on November 9th

October 18, 2012

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Southeastern Ohio is the state’s wood basket and known for its abundance of timber producing tree species.  If you’d like to learn more about the wood that they produce, join us at the Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest near McArthur on November 9th.   Eric McConnell, Forest Products Specialist with Ohio State University Extension and School […]

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Non-Timber Forest Products – Income Opportunities and Managment Strategies for Ohio Woodland Owners

October 10, 2012

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On Friday November 2, 2012 Rural Action in cooporation with the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities and OSU Extension will be hosting a workshop on Non-timber forest products at the Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest near McArthur.   Topics and speaker include: The woodland resource: managing for multiple benefits- Dave Apsley,  OSU Extension Growing American  […]

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“Non-Game Woodland Wildlife” program offered at the Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest on October 12

October 8, 2012

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McArthur, OH – Southeastern Ohio’s woodlands are home to a wide variety of wildlife species ranging from salamanders and box turtles to bobcats and black bears.  If you’d like to learn about the critters in and around your woodlands, join us at the Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest near McArthur on October 12th.   Wildlife biologists […]

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Fall foliage “tree” quiz

October 5, 2012

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Can you identify this beautiful  “tree”?                   Take a closer look!

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“Woodland Wildlife – Game Species” offered to woodland owners in SE Ohio at the Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest on September 14th

August 16, 2012

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Would you like to know more about white-tailed deer, wild turkey, squirrel, woodcock, ruffed grouse and other game species that inhabit woodlands in southeastern Ohio?  Woodland owners in SE Ohio will have the opportunity to learn from biologists from the National Wild Turkey Federation and ODNR- Division of Wildlife on September 14th at the VintonFurnaceStateExperimentalForest […]

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“Tending Your Woodlot” offered at the Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest on July 13th

June 15, 2012

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Like a garden, your woodlot will likely provide more benefits if you give it some attention.    All plants, from carrots to trees, are less productive if they are too crowded or they are competing with weeds.  “Tending Your Woodlot”, part of the “2nd Friday Series” for woodland owners in SE Ohio, is offered July 13 […]

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2nd Friday Series – More opportunites to spend “A Day in the Woods” a the Vinton Furnace State Experimenal Forest !

April 20, 2012

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We’re pleased to announce the lineup for “A Day in the Woods-2nd Friday Series” for 2012.  The following classes will be offered at the Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest on the 2nd Friday of each month from May through Novmember 2012.   Classes will run from 10 am to 3:30 pm.   The registration fee for each […]

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