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Hocking Hills Woodland and Wildlife Workshops – May 3rd and 4th

Presented by: Appalachia Ohio Alliance, Appalachian Ohio Weed Control Partnership, Hocking Soil & Water Conservation District, Ohio DNR Division of Forestry, Ohio State University Extension, and Rural Action

With support from: Logan Tree Commission and Ohio State University Department of Geography.

Sponsored by: Ora E. Anderson Conservation Fund for Appalachian Ohio, Ohio Tree Farm Committee, Southeast Ohio Woodland Interest Group, & Ohio Invasive Plants Council.

Registration flyer can be found here: Woodland & Wildlife Workshop

Please fill out and send the registration by April 29th!  Hope to see you there!

Woodland Health & Wildlife Habitat

Friday May 3, 2013. 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Hocking SWCD Bishop Educational Gardens

13200 Little Cola Road, Rockbridge, OH 43149

3:45 – Registration

4:00 – Introduction: The Hocking Hills Woodland Plan

4:15 – Developing a plan for your woods.

4:30 – Invasive plants that threaten your woodland health & wildlife habitat.

5:00 – Hemlock Woolly Adelgid.

5:40 – Improving your wildlife habitat.

6:10 – Dinner,

Sponsored by: Ohio Tree Farm Committee, Southeast Ohio Woodland Interest Group, & Ohio Invasive Plants Council.

7:00 – Examples in the woods

(This portion of the workshop will be outdoors so please dress appropriately for weather and the woods) This program is free to the public. Registration is requested to arrange for seating and dinners.

Directions: From U.S. 33, turn west on County Rd 34 (Buena Vista Rd), follow Buena Vista Rd approximately 6.5 miles to Little Cola Rd (Twp Rd 137), turn left (SE) & follow Little Cola Rd approximately 0.5 miles, 13200 Little Cola Rd will be your left (NE side of the road).

Non-Timber Forest Products

Saturday May 4, 2013. 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Appalachia Ohio Alliance Mathias Grove

25779 Bailey Road, Rockbridge, OH 43149

8:45 – Registration

9:00 – Welcome/ Introduction

9:10 – The Hocking Hills Woodland Plan

9:30 – Intro to non-timber forest products

10:50 – Mushroom log inoculation demonstration

11:10 – Appalachia Ohio Alliance & Mathias Grove

11:30 – Lunch

12:00 – Hike through Mathias Grove

(This portion of the workshop will be outdoors so please dress appropriately for weather and the woods) Sponsored by:

Ora E. Anderson Conservation Fund for Appalachian Ohio

Directions: From U.S. 33, turn southwest on Opossum Hollow Rd (T.R. 129), then turn immediately to the southeast on Bailey Road which runs parallel with U.S 33, go 0.3 miles, 25779 Bailey Rd. is on the southwest side of the road.

Registration for this program is $10.00, lunch will be provided

Free Webinar: Overview on Using the Great Lakes Early Detection Network

MIPN_logoThe Midwest Invasive Plant Network is hosting a free webcast to provide on overview on how to use the Great Lakes Early Detection Network, with special focus on using the Maps feature to view distribution maps for your species or area of interest. The webcast will be held March 12 from 12:00-1:00 Eastern/11:00-12:00 Central. Send an email to appalachianohioweeds@gmail.com for information on how to connect to the webcast.

“Day in the Woods-2nd Friday Series” program finalized for 2013

"Day in the Woods-2nd Friday Series" program finalized for 2013.

Using native plants in the landscape

USING NATIVE PLANTS IN THE LANDSCAPE –  Workshop

 When: March 28, 2013 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Mulberry Community Center

260 Mulberry Avenue

Pomeroy, Ohio 45769

Guest Speakers:

Carolyn Summers – Keynote Speaker

“Gardens Filled With Life: Designing with Northeastern Flora”

Peter Heus

“Creating a Groundcover with Native Plants”

Eric Boyda

” Invasive Plants: More than a Weed”

Dr. Frank W. Porter

“Using Native Grasses and Sedges in the Landscape”

Hal Kneen

” Using Natives Doesn’t Make It Right”

Native plants are increasingly finding their way into our gardens. Sometimes, they are individual specimens that have been randomly stuck in amongst an array of non-native species. Who has not driven by a house with a large clump of Purple Coneflower surrounded by Cosmos, Petunias, and Marigolds? On other occasions, one can find a garden filled with a conglomeration of native plants, giving the appearance of an English cottage garden. There is a design and purpose to creating a native plant garden or restoring a land-scape to its natural setting. One must first learn to identify the species to be used and understand their growing requirements. Site preparation is essential to the survival of these plants. The design of the garden must take into consideration the proper combination of species to be used. And, once established in the garden, the gardener must know how to maintain the plants year to year.

Workshop registration costs $30.00 and the spots fill up quick.  Follow this link to learn more about the workshop and how to register! NativePlantWorkshop