February 23rd, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
March 2nd, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
March 9th, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
March 16th, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Learn About Your Land is a series of classes from UW-Madison Extension Forestry intended for Wisconsin woodland owners. These classes introduce landowners to forestry topics and local DNR foresters. All classes will run about 1 hour with the last 15 minutes reserved for YOUR QUESTIONS. The classes this February and March will feature DNR foresters from Clark and Taylor Counties.
Session 1 – TREE AND INVASIVE PLANT IDENTIFICATION
Tuesday February 23, 7-8 PM CT
Join a forester as you get to know what trees are in your woods. We will review the major trees and invasive plants you will likely find on your property, discuss how to identify others when you return to your property and learn what uses each tree has.
Session 2 – INTRODUCTION TO TIMBER HARVESTING AND SALES
Tuesday March 2, 7-8 PM CT
Learn how to decide which, if any, trees should be selected for cutting and why. Gain an understanding of what is meant by thinning, selection harvest, group selection harvest, clear cut and shelterwood harvest. You will be introduced to the steps and timeline involved in conducting a successful timber sale, from deciding what to harvest to final closeout of your sale.
Session 3 – PEOPLE/PROGRAMS/PLANNING: ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR WOODLAND
Tuesday March 9, 7-8 PM CT
The creation of a healthy woodland requires knowledge of forestry techniques and investment of time and money. This session will link you to the people, programs and organizations that offer technical and financial assistance for all aspects of your woodland. We will look at the beginning steps of woodland management and identify resources to help make your vision a reality
Session 4 – INVITE WILDLIFE TO YOUR WOODLAND
Tuesday March 16, 7-8 PM CT
Learn to enhance your woodlands to attract a variety of wildlife. This session identifies the four requirements to attracting wildlife to your land— space, water, food and shelter—and offers tips on how to manage your woods to improve the wildlife potential
To register contact Bill Klase (firstname.lastname@example.org).