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

Posted on 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 to introduce a simple process to help identify many of the trees in your woods.

Participants will learn to use a simple leaf key to guide them through the process of tree identification, and they will have the opportunity to hone these skills on an assortment of tree samples. The afternoon features opportunities to walk with foresters to reinforce leaf identification and to learn to use other characteristics, such as bark, branching, tree form, and site to help identify trees.

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

“Identifying the Trees in Your Woods” will take place near McArthur, OH at the Vinton Furnace State Forest, home to more than 60 species of trees. A registration fee of $10 will include lunch and program materials. For brochures and more information on the other classes in the 2nd Friday Series, visit http://go.osu.edu/seohiowoods. Please RSVP by calling 740-596-5212 (OSU Extension Vinton County) or emailing Dave at apsley.1@osu.edu by June 10.

 

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