Identifying the Trees in Your Woods offered on June 8th at the Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest

Posted on May 17, 2012


Can you name this tree?

 One of the first steps for caring for woodlands is to know the species of trees on a property.   “Identifying the Trees in Your Woods” is being offered June 8 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at theVintonFurnaceStateExperimentalForestto help woodland owners learn more.

Participants will learn to use a simple leaf key to guide them through the process of tree identification.   There will be opportunities to walk with foresters to reinforce leaf identification and discover other characteristics, such as bark, branching, tree form, and site to help identify trees.

“Identifying the Trees in Your Woods”  is part of the “2nd Friday Series” sponsored by the Education and Demonstration Subcommittee of the Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest with support from the ODNR-Divisions ofForestry and Wildlife, US Forest Service, Vinton County Soil and Water Conservation District, Ohio State University Extension,  US Fish and Wildlife Service, Hocking College, and Glatfelter.

These woodland owner learning opportunities will take place near McArthur, OHat the VintonFurnaceStateExperimentalForest, home to more than 60 species of trees.  A registration fee of $10 includes lunch and program materials.   For brochures and more information about future classes in the 2nd Friday Series, visit  Please RSVP by calling 740-596-5212 (OSU Extension Vinton County) or emailing Dave at by June 4th.

Link to Brochure with Registration information:  Second Friday Series Brochure

Link to Directions and Map:  Directions – Experimental Forest

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