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 3, 2018, 9:00am - 3:00pm

    Being able to properly identify trees is a critical part of any diagnostic exercise.  However, while there are dichotomous keys that can help idendify native trees there is no such document when it comes to horticultural taxa.  This class will introduce some key tree ID concepts then compare and contrast the process as we take a look at similar horticultural varieties. Landscape Architect Credits - HSW ISA Credits are approved for the class SAF CFE credits - 5 hrs. Cat. 1
  2. Oct 12, 2018, 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. ISA credits approved for the day Landscape Architect credits - NON-HSW
  3. Oct 18, 2018, 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?  The Name That Tree is the class for you!  This one day workshop is designed to give participants in-depth training and practice on identifying trees using leaves and other common characteristics.  The class begins indoors with some introductory identification clues and samples that we use to work through a dichotomous key.  The afternoon is spent outside practicing. ISA credits approved for the day