Kentucky woodland owners and other interested individuals are invited view recorded Forestry Webinars. The Forestry Webinars were hosted by various County Extension Offices and can be viewed from any computer with a high speed internet connection.
Forestry webinars are an excellent opportunity to get a significant amount of forestry-related information in a relatively short time, without having to drive great distances to attend.
Check back soon Extension Offices are added daily. This year's Forestry Webinars include:
October 20. Tree Identification
By Billy Thomas, UK Forestry Extension
Hosted at the following Extension Offices: Floyd, Grayson, Harlan, Letcher, Lyon, Nelson, Pike, Russell, Wayne
Kentucky has approximately 120 different native tree species and being able to tell one from another can be challenging. However, there is a technique to the tree identification process that will be covered in this presentation so that you can identify any tree with the right key.
October 29. Landowners and Federally Protected Species –
What you Need to Know.
By Jeff Stringer, UK Forestry Extension
Hosted at the following Extension Offices: Clay, Crittenden, Floyd, Lewis, Letcher, Lyon, Nelson, Ohio, Pike, Trimble,
Kentucky has over 40 federally protected species. New species are being added to the list annually, this year it was the northern long-eared bat. It is important for landowners to know if they have any on or adjacent to their property and what they need to do to protect these species and comply with the law.
November 12. Are Your Woodlands Healthy?
By Jeff Stringer and Ellen Crocker, UK Forestry Extension
Hosted at the following Extension Offices: Clay, Crittenden, Floyd, Lewis, Monroe, Nelson, Ohio, Pike, Rowan, Trimble
Your woodlands are facing numerous threats whether you realize it or not. This presentation will help you to determine if your woodlands and the trees in it are healthy or not. We will also focus on how to improve your woodlands and keep them productive.
November 19. Timber Harvesting and Sales
By Chris Will, Central Kentucky Forest Management and Kentucky Association of Conulting Foresters representative
Hosted at the following Extension Offices: Crittenden, Floyd, Letcher, Lewis, Lyon, Nelson, Ohio, Owen, Pike, Rowan, Trimble
A timber harvest and sale can be one of the biggest events that takes place on your woodland. It can also be one of the most important for the sustainability of a woodland. Learn the factors you need to know to have a successful timber harvest and sale from the perspective of a consulting forester.
December 1. Impacts of Wildfire on Woodlands
By Floyd Willis, Kentucky Division of Forestry
Hosted at the following Extension Offices: Clay, Crittenden, Floyd, Grayson, Letcher, Nelson, Pike, Rowan
There were more than 1,400 wildfires in Kentucky during 2014 and they burned more than 41,000 acres. Learn about the impact of wildfires on woodlands as well as practices that you can take to ensure that your woodlands are as protected as possible and your home is Firewise.
To view playback recordings, click on the links below.
HELP for You and Your Woodlands - Billy Thomas, Extension Forester
Link to the recorded webinar: http://connect.uky.edu/p5jx63wf1ga/
Woodland Certification - Christopher Reeves, Certification Forester
Link to the recorded webinar: http://connect.uky.edu/p818xanbyby/
Black Bears in Kentucky - John Cox, Wildlife Professor
Link to the recorded webinar: http://connect.uky.edu/p49hhiw3vsb/
What's Killing Our Trees and What We Can and Can't Do - Jeff Stringer, Forestry Extension Professor
Link to the recorded webinar: http://connect.uky.edu/p5ii4j6y8rk/
Winter Tree Identification - Doug McLaren, Extension Forester
Link to the recorded webinar: http://connect.uky.edu/p90c9a6e5er/
Woodland Management & Forest Certification