University of Maryland Extension

Forest Health & Your Private Woodland workshop

Maryland forest
When: 
Saturday, Mar. 11, 2017 - 8:30am to 12:30pm
Where: 
Eastern Shore Hospital Center
Address: 
5262 Woods Road
Cambridge, MD 21613
United States
Event Type: 
Presenter: 
Woodland Stewardship Education; Maryland DNR Wildlife & Heritage Service; Eastern Shore Land Conservancy; Lower Shore Land Trust; Maryland Environmental Trust
Description/Notes: 

As an owner or manager of woodland, you are concerned about being a good steward of the land you own or manage, but the continued influx of invasive species, forest pests and diseases, and sea level rise, can have a dramatic impact on the health of your woodland. Insects and diseases such as southern pine beetle and gypsy moth have been threats for some year, but a new invasive insect known as emerald ash borer will soon cause the mortality of all ash trees, many of which are found in wetlands and other sensitive areas.

Understanding how these insects and disease can impact the health of your woodland and what steps you can take to be proactive and minimize present and future impacts is critical. Fortunately, there are natural resource professionals who can help. This workshop will provide you knowledge about threats to forest health, strategies to minimize the impacts, and resources available to help you implement needed practices. 

Agenda topics include:
Overview of Major Forest Pests: History, Identification, and Treatment
Dealing with Invasive Species on the Eastern Shore
Southern Pine Beetle & Sea Level Rise
The Impact of Ash Mortality on Tidal Hardwood Swamps
Developing a Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP)

Registration and other information is available online at:  https://foresthealth2017.eventbrite.com .

**This workshop has been approved for 3 Maryland DNR Forest Service Licensed Tree Expert (LTE) credits and 2.5 Society of American Foresters Category 1 CFE credits.**

For more information regarding registration contact: University of Maryland - Wicomico County, Salisbury, MD, 410-749-6141. For more information on the program content contact: Jonathan Kays, Extension Forester, jkays@umd.edu, 301-432-2767 x323.

Cost: 
$8.00 per person
Contact: 
Jonathan Kays
Contact Email: 
jkays@umd.edu
Contact Phone: 
301-432-2767 ext. 323
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