University of Maryland Extension

forest stewardship

Forest Health & Your Woodland Workshop

Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 - 8:30am to 12:30pm
Wye Research & Education Center
Why Attend? 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...

Local Forests, Global Needs

Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
VFW Post 465
Learn tips to better manage your property by identifying insects that are beneficial, how to use pesticides wisely, and heating efficiently with wood and pellets. This year there will also be a silent auction. All proceeds will provide tuition for two MD high school students to attend the Maryland...

Selecting and Applying Forest Herbicides

Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 - 9:00am to 2:30pm
Western Maryland Research & Education Center
As a landowner, manager, or service provider, you may understand the need to use herbicides to control invasive species and reach other woodland management goals. However, you may be unsure of which herbicides to use in different situations, how to use equipment properly, as well as other questions...

Maryland Consulting & Industrial Foresters Directory

Consulting a professional forester can enhance your forest stewardship.
A professional forester can help landowners make informed decisions that will enhance forest stewardship. This fact sheet, entitled "FS-1059: Maryland Consulting & Professional Foresters Directory," provides a directory of licensed consulting and industrial foresters who can provide Maryland...

Maryland's Forest Resources in a Dynamic Enviroment: Assessing the Future Confidence and Sustainability of Maryland's Forest Industry

The forest products industry continues to be Maryland's fifth largest manufacturing industry, directly employing more than ten thousand residents with an annual employee compensation of over $600 million. For every forest industry job in Maryland, three additional jobs are created. But the 2008...

Forest Tree & Shrub Identification

Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Western Maryland Research & Education Center
The next Forestry Friday workshop will be held August 28 from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM at the Western Maryland Research and Education Center in Keedysville, Maryland. The topic is “Forest Tree & Shrub Identification.” Identifying trees and shrubs is a real challenge to woodland owners who want to...

Nature-based Forestry: The Pro Silva Movement in Europe

Thursday, Sep. 17, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
The next offering in the Woodland Stewardship Education Webinar series will be held on Thursday, September 17th at 12 noon. The webinar will feature University of Maryland Extension Forest Stewardship Educator Lyle Almond. His presentation, “Nature-based Forestry: The Pro Silva Movement in Europe”...

Walnut Council Annual Spring Workshop

Saturday, May. 16, 2015 - 9:30am to 3:00pm
Stronghold Demonstration Forest
Join the Maryland Chapter of the Walnut Council for their annual Spring Workshop, to be held at the Stronghold Demonstration Forest. In case of inclement weather, the workshop will be held at the same location and time on June 13th. Agenda: 9:30 Meet at the Stronghold Demonstration Forest. Tour the...

Emerald Ash Borer Tool Kit: Biology, Research, and Management of EAB

Tuesday, May. 19, 2015 - 9:30am to 3:45pm
James & Anne Robinson Nature Center
Plan to attend this workshop that will provide important information about current efforts to manage the Emerald Ash Borer infestation, including the insect's biology and impacts, new advances in bio-control, management in both urban and suburban settings, and tips for managing potential woodland...

The Woods in Your Backyard

Tuesday, May. 5, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Charles County Extension Office
*This class meets May 5 and again on May 12 from 6-9 pm. Please plan to attend both sessions; in addition, an optional field component will be offered. Not so long ago, virtually all of our region was blanketed by an Eastern deciduous forest that constituted one of the most biologically diverse...


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