University of Maryland Extension

forest health

In this issue: Sign up for our online "The Woods in Your Backyard" course or the General Forestry Course. Read about some woodland myths and new strategies for planting hardwoods. Our regular features include profiles...More info

The Woods and Wild Lands

Saturday, Sep. 21, 2019 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
Wor-Wic Community College
If you are a private landowner or a forestry professional, this seminar is for you. Topics include chainsaw maintenance, forest stewardship practices, tree care, and much more. Morning sessions will be held at the college; afternoon bus tour of Great Cypress Swamp in Delaware. Registration includes...

Forest Buffer Walk in the Woods

Saturday, Jun. 1, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Honey's Harvest Farm
Come take a walk in the woods at Honey's Harvest Farm with members of the Maryland DNR Forest Service to discuss the owners' efforts to maintain forested buffers to protect the Chesapeake Bay watershed while running a working farm. Rain date is June 8. Limited to 25 people; see the link below to...

The Woods in Your Backyard evening workshop

Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Bowie City Hall Council Room, 1st Floor
Do you own 1 - 100 acres? The Woods in Your Backyard (WIYB) program will provide you the knowledge and resources to create new natural areas from lawn or pasture, or enhance existing woodland for wildlife, recreation, privacy, timber or other objectives. Join Jonathan Kays and Agnes Kedmenecz of...

2018 Maryland Woodland Stewards Workshop

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 - 5:30pm to Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 - 3:15pm
Shepherd's Spring Retreat Center
The Maryland Woodland Stewards program teaches enthusiastic individuals how to be good stewards of natural land, and good advocates for forest and wildlife stewardship in their community. The Maryland Woodland Stewards Project (formerly the Coverts Project) is an educational program of University...

Invasive Plant ID for Homeowners-RSVP Required

Saturday, Sep. 14, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Community Resources Building
Description: Learn to identify invasive plant species commonly found growing in landscaped and natural areas by examining cut samples from live plants. Following the presentation and plant identification exercise, we will apply our new skill set by searching for invasive plants while walking a...

Invasive Plant ID for Professionals-RSVP Required

Thursday, Sep. 5, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Community Resources Building
Description: Learn to identify invasive plant species commonly found growing in landscaped and natural areas by examining cut samples from live plants. Following the presentation and plant identification exercise, we will apply our new skill set by searching for invasive plants while walking a...

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...
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