Local residents who own acres of woods can learn more about the plants and trees on their properties in an eight week education series.
A Purdue Extension course, “Forest Management for the Private Woodland Owner” will be offered to assist private landowners in becoming more knowledgeable managers of their woodland property. The class will be 6 to 9 p.m. on eight Thursdays starting March 1 at the Johnson County Extension office, 484 N. Morton St., Franklin. There also will be two Saturday morning field trips scheduled March 10 and April 14 to practice tree identification and observe woodland management practices.
Class topics include tree identification, forest biology and ecology, forest management planning and practices, managing woodland taxation, timber marketing, forest wildlife management, and where to find help with your woodland management questions. The $50 registration includes a flash drive with an electronic copy of reference materials, class handouts, and a tree measuring stick.
Registration should be done by Feb. 24, by contacting Lenny Farlee at 765-494-2153 or by email at email@example.com.