Posts Tagged ‘forestry’

The many ways forests help Earth keep its cool

Forests play a complex role in keeping the planet cool, one that goes far beyond the absorption of carbon dioxide, according to new research co-led by a scientist with CFAES. (Photo: California giant redwood trees, Creatas.)

Thursday: Saving Ohio’s hemlocks

Dave Apsley, natural resources specialist with CFAES’s outreach arm, OSU Extension, presents “Ohio’s Eastern Hemlock Forests and the Threat of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in Ashland University’s 2016-17 Environmental Lecture Series. Details. (Photo: Eastern hemlock, Bill Cook, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org.)

Save a double-sawbuck

Early registration for the 2017 Ohio Woodland, Water and Wildlife Conference ends today, Tuesday, Feb. 14. After today, the cost goes up from $60 to $80. Either way, here are some wet, wild, woody reasons to consider attending the event.

Hey, Ohio natural resource pros: Check out this conference on water, woods, wildlife

Bluegill Silhouette - Vortex Springs DockWhy we need spiders, how a disease that kills trees could help forests, and what’s really going on when people and wildlife butt heads are just a few of the topics at the Ohio Woodland, Water and Wildlife Conference. It’s March 1 in Mansfield. Registration is $60 by Tuesday, Feb. 14, $80 by Feb. 22.

Buckeyes’ roots in the forest

Ohio State and Ohio’s forests share deep roots. See them in a new exhibit in the university’s main library. (Also watch chapters two and three.)

Sustaining sweetness: Ohio Maple Days are Jan. 19-21

This year’s Ohio Maple Days are Jan. 19 in Morrow County, Jan. 20 in Wayne County (the location is close to Holmes County, too) and Jan. 21 in Geauga County. The annual events, which are the same at all three locations, help maple syrup producers get ready for the coming season, which in Ohio usually starts sometime in February. They’re sponsored by CFAES’s Ohio Maple Syrup Program. Check out the brochure, which includes program details and a registration form, here.

Replacing your ash trees in spring?

Image of ash guidePlanning what you’d like to do in the coming year on your land? If the emerald ash borer has wiped out your ash trees, you can see your best choices for replacing them — whether in town or country — in a CFAES-published bulletin. And to boot, it’s now being offered at a sale price.

This Christmas tree has CFAES roots, has helped sustain state’s industry

Canaan FirIf you decorate your home with a live Christmas tree, and that tree is a Canaan fir (pictured here in close-up), thank Jim Brown, a now-retired forestry professor with CFAES’s research arm, OARDC in Wooster. You can unwrap the details here. (Photo: Ken Chamberlain, CFAES.)

They’ll help you turn your woods even greener

OSU, CFAES, OSUE, Woodland StewardsCFAES’s Ohio Woodland Stewards Program is holding an Improve Your Woodland workshop on Oct. 14 in Mansfield. (Photo: Ken Chamberlain, CFAES.)

Sept. 9 workshop on spotting, managing invasive tree pests

Got problems with emerald ash borers, gypsy moths or other invaders in your woods? Or just want to be ready in case they arrive? CFAES’s Ohio Woodland Stewards Program is giving a Sept. 9 workshop on spotting and managing non-native invasive tree pests. Get details here and here. Register here.