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Small Tree Pruning & Care

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1:00 pm to 3:30 pm on Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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Prepare your trees and shrubs for the growing season with Scott Johnston of Johnston Tree Care. The workshop begins in the library with an introduction to pruning, tree care, and tools, and then will move outside for demos, hands-on practice, and Q&A. Dress for the weather. ISA credit pending.

Location:

Blandy Experimental Farm
400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620

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Corner of the Garden: The Monarch Butterfly's Journey

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7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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In the Corner of the Garden: The Monarch Butterfly's Journey workshop you will learn about the amazing Monarch Butterfly, its journey, and how you can create a Monarch Way Station for the adult Monarch's arrival in the spring and summer.

Location:

Penn State Extension Lebanon County
2120 Cornwall Road
Lebanon, PA 17042

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Invasive bamboo management in the southeastern U.S.

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1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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Bamboo is a large perennial grass that has been used as an ornamental plant in the United States for many years. Most imported bamboos that are fast growing, highly invasive, and difficult to contain. This is because the root structures of most invasive varieties are made up of large networks of underground rhizomes that must be targeted to kill the plant. This webinar will cover the biology, identification and management of several common invasive bamboo species in the southeastern U.S.

You do not need to pre-register for this webinar. Space is NOT limited. On the day of the webinar, a Join button will be available on this page that will allow you to register for and join the live webinar. Please plan to join the Webinar 15 minutes early so that you can register and take a short survey (if applicable).

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Backyard Pollinator Habitat

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7:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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Pollinators are some of the most important animals on the planet. A vast majority of plants need them to reproduce, they are critical members of the food web, and human agriculture and economies lean on them heavily. Alarmingly, global pollinator populations are plummeting, due largely to our sterile modern landscape. The good news is that anyone with a backyard can help provide habitat for these wonderful, essential insects!

Ryan Davis, Pennsylvania Forests Program Manager for the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, will discuss native pollinators in detail, from their biology to specific ways you can improve your property to give these "good bugs" a home!

Location:

Grace United Methodist Church
433 E Main Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036

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Tree ID Hike

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10:00 am to 11:30 am on Saturday, April 27, 2019

Description:

Celebrate Arbor Day with a hike through the forest. Staff from Kings Gap Environmental Education Center will lead this informational exploration of local trees and the unique characteristics they possess.

This 1-2 mile hike is intended for families and casual forest goers alike. Expect uneven terrain, bring water and appropriate footwear.

Location:

Kings Gap Environmental Education Center
500 Kings Gap Road
Carlisle, PA 17015

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2019 Virginia Forestry Summit: From Seedling to Stump

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019Friday, May 3, 2019

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This program focuses on Virginia's forest markets, economy, policy, and inter-generational growth. Sessions will be led by subject-matter experts providing information on topics, issues, and ideas affecting the forestry community.

Location:

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel
777 Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510

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Woodland Health Workshop: New Concerns, Old Concerns, Dying Oaks, and What We Can Do

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9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Friday, May 3, 2019

Description:

Healthy woods provide a myriad of economic and environmental benefits. Unfortunately, there are lots of things lurking out there that threaten the health of our woods. This 4-hour workshop will feature emerging threats to look for, updates on existing threats, answers to the question “what’s killing my oaks?”, and advice for identification and control.

Location:

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel
777 Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510

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Native Plants: Planting & Care

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1:00 pm to 2:30 pm on Sunday, May 5, 2019

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You’ve brought home your plants—now what? There are holes to dig, beds to decide on, grass to kill, mulching, watering...and questions to answer! Chris Pax has been helping clients with these issues for many years. She will share state-of-the-art techniques that make your natives easier to maintain and enjoy.

Location:

Adkins Arboretum
12610 Eveland Road
Ridgely, MD 21660

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Women In The Wilds

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9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 11, 2019

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Enjoy a fun-filled day of activities at Black Moshannon State Park in a friendly non-competitive environment. Learn new skills, such as how to cast a fly rod, paddling a kayak, how to climb a rock wall, or how to shoot a bow. Many other skills will also be taught by friendly and informative instructors.

Location:

Black Moshannon State Park
4216 Beaver Road
Philipsburg, PA 16866

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Assessing Vegetation Impacts from Deer (AVID)

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9:30 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 11, 2019

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AVID is a project to Assess Vegetation for Impacts from Deer. Plants are monitored each year to evaluate the impact of deer browsing. AVID is a method for volunteers, foresters, landowners and others to measure the effect of deer browse on New York forests. Volunteers are encouraged to use AVID to document this aspect of New York forest health. Participants will learn about forest and woodland ecology, how to identify spring wildflowers and trees, and develop an eye for recognizing signs of deer impacts.

Individuals can use AVID by printing field data sheets and entering the data online here at this web site, or through a smart phone app available for either Apple or Android phones at Apple Store or Google Play Store. Field data collected by individuals and organizations across New York State, and submitted to this central database, will be used to track tree, shrub and wildflower response to deer browsing over time. Knowledge of how deer impacts change through time will help guide deer management decisions at local and state levels. Participants will document changes in forest plants on their own land, or land in their communities, and also will learn:

To identify important spring wildflower and tree species
To recognize evidence of deer impacts based on the presence or absence of key wildflower, shrub, and tree indicator species

Kristi Sullivan, Cornell University Department of Natural Resources and a developer of the AVID protocol will train volunteers interested in learning about this easy, rapid assessment method for evaluating deer impacts.

Location:

Baltimore Woods
4007 Bishop Hill Road
Marcellus, NY 13108

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Sixth Annual Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival

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10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 11, 2019

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Discover the important connection between native plants, people, and wildlife at the sixth annual Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival.

In addition to a native plant sale there will be family-friendly outdoor activities and educational programs for adults, that highlight native plants and biodiversity.

Location:

New Germany State Park
349 Headquarters Lane
Grantsville, MD 21536

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Edible Plants

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11:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, May 11, 2019

Description:

Expert forager Debbie Naha is back to help us discover the edible plants hiding in plain sight all around us! A nutritionist, master gardener and master naturalist, Debbie can teach us how to identify edible plants and use them in everyday recipes and give us a better appreciation for some of the "weeds" in our landscape. We will meet at the park office for a brief presentation and then take a walk outside to do some foraging.

Location:

Little Buffalo State Park
1579 State Park Road
Newport, PA 17074

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Blue Ridge PRISM Invasive Plant Workshop

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6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Description:

Non-native invasive plants are quickly overwhelming many properties by tearing down the forest canopy and overtaking our native plants at the tree, shrub and/or groundcover levels. Understanding what invasive plants exist on the landscape and what it will take to control them can often feel overwhelming.

Topics covered in this session include:

Identifying invasive plants in spring and summer
Which invasives you can best kill now
Which invasives you should treat later
Best spring-time and summer-time practices for each invasive
Using manual & mechanical control methods
Methods for controlling invasives with herbicides
Choosing the right herbicide and equipment, and using it properly
Planning a work schedule with best timings for multiple plants
There will also be an opportunity to identify your plants, so bring samples of your mystery plants and we’ll identify them!

Location:

Albermarle High School
2775 Hydraulic Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901

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Forest Stewardship 101 Course for Landowners

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1. 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Tuesday, May 28, 2019

2. 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Monday, June 3, 2019

3. 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Monday, June 10, 2019

Description:

Are you a property owner who has forestland and are interested in learning how to best manage it? This 3-session course, taught by the Virginia Department of Forestry, will cover fundamental concepts of forest management.

This is a 3-session class that will take place on Tuesday, May 28th, Monday, June 3 and Monday, June 10th from 9am-12pm.

Senior Area Forester Joe Rossetti, will introduce students to a variety of subjects during three class sessions. Joe will teach tree identification, forest ecology, succession, forest and wildlife management on May 28, timber harvesting techniques and timber sales on June 3, and provide common recommendations on June 10.

Registration is free, and participants are expected to attend all three of the class dates listed.

Location:

Piedmont Environmental Council
45 Horner Street
Warrenton, VA

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Managing Oak Forests for Northern Bobwhite Quail

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2:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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The southeastern United States has millions of acres of oak dominated forests that have a closed canopy with limited herbaceous and shrub understory that northern bobwhite require. However, research has demonstrated that with adequate overstory thinning, and the use of frequent prescribed fire, these forests can support populations of Northern Bobwhite Quail, presenting perhaps the best opportunity for large-scale quail restoration in the region. Participants in the webinar will learn about managing oak forests and restoration efforts related to Northern Bobwhite Quail.

 

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Women Owning Woodlands Weekend Workshop

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Friday, May 31, 2019Sunday, June 2, 2019

Description:

At this workshop, you will:

- Walk in the woods with other women woodland owners to identify common trees.
- Explore ways to make a woodland more attractive to wildlife.
- Learn how to safely use a chainsaw.
- Map your land using your thoughts, feelings, and vision.
- Discover forest ecology and and the complexities of managed forests.
- Find out how to estimate the value of your woodland for wildlife and timber.
- Take a trip to watch wildlife in their native habitat.

Location:

Watoga State Park & Calvin Prince State Forest
4800 Watoga Park Rd
Marlinton, WV 24954

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