Lexington, Ky. – University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service will offer a forestry webinar series on select evenings from Oct. 20 through Dec. 1. The series is designed primarily for woodland owners, but anyone interested in woodland, timber and wildlife topics is welcome to participate.
- · Oct. 20—Tree Identification. Kentucky has approximately 120 different native tree species and being able to tell one from another can be challenging. A technique to make tree identification easier will be covered. Participating extension offices include Grayson, Harlan, Letcher, Lyon, Nelson, Pike, Russell and Wayne counties.
- · Oct. 29—Landowners and Federally Protected Species: What You Need to Know. Kentucky has more than 40 federally protected species, with new species being added to the list each year. It is important for landowners to know how to comply with the law and protect these species. Participating extension offices include Clay, Crittenden, Letcher, Lewis, Lyon, Nelson, Pike and Trimble counties.
- Nov. 12—Are Your Woodlands Healthy? Kentucky’s woodlands are facing numerous threats. This presentation will help landowners determine if their property and trees are healthy, and how to improve their woodlands and keep them productive. Participating extension offices include Clay, Crittenden, Lewis, Monroe, Nelson, Pike, Rowan and Trimble counties.
- Nov. 19—Timber Harvesting and Sales. A timber harvest and sale can be one of the biggest events that takes place on a woodland site. It can also be vital to its sustainability. Learn what is required to have a successful timber harvest and sale. Participating extension offices include Crittenden, Lewis, Letcher, Lyon, Nelson, Owen, Pike, Rowan and Trimble counties.
- Dec. 1—Impacts of Wildfire on Woodlands. More than 1,400 wildfires in Kentucky burned more than 41,000 acres in 2014. Learn about the impact of wildfires on woodlands as well as practices that will protect woodlands and homes as much as possible. Participating extension offices include Clay, Crittenden, Grayson, Letcher, Nelson, Rowan and Pike counties.