Woodland Stewards offers a variety of educational programs across the state for woodland owners and those interested in learning more about the forests of Ohio. Some classes are designed to help a woodland owner form a solid foundation for their future woodland education (Name That Tree) while others build on the basics to provide more in depth coverage of specific topics (Improving Your Forest) or deal with new and/or emerging topics such as Emerald Ash Borer and Asian Longhorned Beetle.

* Please note: While a minimum of 20 participants per class is required, class sizes may be limited due to the host facility and at the instructors request. Be sure to sign up early to get your spot!

Upcoming Classes

  1. Oct 13, 2023, 9:30am - 3:00pm

    Fungi of many types can be found in every woodlot throughout Ohio. They get overlooked, ignored and/or avoided by visitors to the woods because people don’t know what they are, have limited knowledge, or have been misinformed as to their importance or dangers. Fungi are quite intriguing once one gets to know them, their life histories, their ecological importance and their diversity. Come join us for a day in the woods of learning what these fascinating organisms are and the beauty they possess.
  2. Oct 16, 2023, 3:00pm - 7:00pm

    This hands on-workshop will begin in the woods with tapping and sap collection options and discussions of producing maple syrup and conclude with dinner and value added options and retail considerations.
  3. Nov 1, 2023, 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Invasive species dominate the conversation with woodland owners and landowners across the state.  While there may be visible signs of these pests, sometimes we can’t readily see some of their impacts on the landscape.  This class will try to point out what the impacts are as we look at managing our natural resources in the future.
  4. Jul 31, 2024, 8:00am - 11:00pm

    The Ohio Woodland Health Practices for Service Providers online course provides an introductory training to managing small woodlands, assisting woodland property owners to meet their individual goals and improving woodland and ecosystem health.  This course is for green industry professionals - such as arborists and landscape architects - working on private properties of <10 acres. The training will focus on the why and how of addressing common woodland health issues.