Woods in Your Backyard Workshop
When: Sat., Apr. 7, 2018
(9:00 AM - 4:15 PM)
Where: Union County Government Center
155 N. 15th St.
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania 17837
registration deadline: April 2, 2018
These small lots are a big deal. The vast majority of Pennsylvania's landowners have less than 10 acres. This land, wooded or not, can provide benefits.
Owners of even the smallest landscapes can make a positive difference in their environment through planning and implementing simple stewardship practices. If the lot connects to other lots, there is an opportunity to make an even bigger impact by getting neighbors involved!
Join us to learn how landowners, of even just a few acres, can make a positive difference in the environment through planning and implementing simple stewardship practices.
08:30 am Registration
09:00 am The Woods in Your Backyard: Why Are They Important
09:45 am Book Review: What’s Your Plan? Map it Out
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Lose the Lawn: The Importance of Woods to Water
11:30 am Backyard Woods Fundamentals: Forest Ecology (Soils, Topography and Succession)
12:15 pm Lunch (provided)
Breakout Session 1
01:15 pm A. Creating & Improving Habitats for Wildlife
01:15 pm B. Pollinators in Your Backyard
Breakout Session 2
02:15 pm A. Identification and Control of Non-Native Invasive Plants in Small Woodlots
02:15 pm B. Principles of Forestry: How to Manage Your Woods
Breakout Session 3
03:15 pm B. Creating Habitat by Converting Open Land to Meadows & Woods
03:15 pm A. Tree & Shrub Identification: Who’s Who in Your Backyard?
04:00 pm Next Steps: What’s Your Plan? Map it Out
J. Craig Williams