University of Maryland Extension

The Woods in Your Backyard Workshop

When: 
Thursday, Sep. 29, 2016 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Where: 
Maryland Extension Office
Address: 
3300 North Ridge Road
Suite 240
Ellicott City, MD 21043
United States
Event Type: 
Presenter: 
Jonathan S. Kays
Description/Notes: 

The University of Maryland Extension and the Howard County Forestry Board will host a "Woods in Your Backyard" workshop over two consecutive Thursday evenings, September 29 and October 6, at the Maryland Extension Office in Ellicott City, Maryland. This workshop is designed for landowners with 1—10 acres who wish to learn about getting more out of their land, converting lawn to woodland, habitat management, and much more. Classes will feature presentations by foresters, arborists, landscape designers and Master Naturalists.

What you will do in the course:

  •          Understand the benefits of managing your land;
  •          Learn how to map your property,
  •          Assess why you own your property, and what you hope it will become;
  •          Understand how your place functions in the larger landscape;
  •          Identify habitat units on your property;
  •          Learn the basics of tree identification, forestry, and habitat management;
  •          Assess and improve your property’s water resources, recreational possibilities, and aesthetic appeal;
  •          Choose a few backyard projects to help meet your goals; and,
  •          Learn how to set a timetable and track your progress

Please plan to attend both evenings. The cost for both evenings is $25 per person or $30 per couple, which includes all materials needed to complete the evenings’ activities. For more information and how to register, go to the Howard County Forestry Board’s page at http://www.howardcountyforestryboard.org/index.cfm?objectid=FF8064B0-265C-11E6-9F6A0050560F037A.

Cost: 
$25 per person/$30 per couple
Contact: 
Jonathan Kays
Contact Email: 
jkays@umd.edu
Contact Phone: 
301-432-2767 x315
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