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Beyond the Workshop

The Woods in Your Backyard: Learning to Create and Enhance Natural Areas Around Your Home, 2nd Edition

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Workbook (PDF with fillable forms): download here. (10.7 MB)

Mobile-friendly Workbook (PDF with fillable forms): download here. (1.2 MB)


"The Woods in Your Backyard" first edition: Part V - Workbook (Activities and Case Studies)

Appendix A: Summary of Some Characteristics of Important Tree Species in the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Region (PDF)

Appendix B: Relative Value of Various Tree Species as Wildlife Food (PDF)

Appendix C: Basic Habitat Requirements, Food Sources, and Management Opportunities for Common Kinds of Wildlife, Eastern U.S. (PDF)

Appendix D: Tree and Shrub Uses and Site Requirements, Eastern United States (PDF)

Case Study 1: The Lees (PDF)

Case Study 2: The Rothmans (PDF)

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