Classes

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. Jul 19, 2019, 9:00am - 3:00pm

    Invasive species are now a dominate part of managing our natural environment.  Join us for the day while we scout for invasive plants and discuss which ones should be on your radar.  We will also look at control strategies for your projects. There will also be an update on spotted lanternfly.  There will be plently of time for questions and dialog about Ohio's invasive species issues.
  2. Jul 31, 2019, 9:00am - 3:00pm

    Have a tree that you pass on a regular basis that you always wonder 'what is that?'  Own a woodland and want to know exactly what trees you have?  Then join us for a day filled with leaves, twigs and bark - all designed to help you identify trees.  We will spend the day getting familiar with tree id terminology, walk through a dichotomous key and finish the day with hands on practice in the field.  Join Ohio State's Jim Chatfield and Kathy Smith for a day of tree focused information.
  3. Oct 11, 2019, 9:00am - 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.