Exploring Fall Forestry: UW-Extension’s Learn About Your Land Series

Wisconsin’s picturesque woodlands hold a wealth of natural beauty and ecological significance. For those who own or simply cherish these forests, understanding the intricacies of forestry is not just a hobby; it’s a responsibility. That’s where the University of Wisconsin (UW) Extension Forestry’s “Learn About Your Land” series comes into play. Tailored to empower woodland owners and nature enthusiasts, this series offers an opportunity to delve into the world of forestry, guided by insights from local Department of Natural Resources (DNR) foresters. This fall, the UW-Extension Forestry program is excited to present a diverse range of classes that will deepen your understanding of crucial forestry topics.

Here’s a sneak peek at what’s in store:

Learn About Your Land – Green Lake, Winnebago, and Waushara Counties

  • September 18th, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Topic: Assistance with Your Woodlands
  • September 25th, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Topic Success with Tree Planting
  • October 2nd, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Topic: Wildfire – Protect your Home and Property
  • Location: Berlin Library
  • Cost: $30/person (includes all 3 sessions)
  • Registration Deadline: September 14, 2023
  • CONTACT: Bill Klase (william.klase@wisc.edu, 715-401-4845)

Learn About Your Land – Burnett County

  • September 21st, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Topic: Get to Know Your Local Trees and Invasive Plants
  • September 28th, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Topic: Invite Wildlife to Your Woodland
  • October 5th, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Topic: Success with Tree Planting
  • October 12th, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Topic: Introduction to Timber Harvesting and Sales
  • Location: Siren – Burnett County Government Center and virtual option
  • Cost: $30/person
  • Registration Deadline: September 15, 2023
  • CONTACT: Lauren Larsen (lauren.larsen@wisc.edu, 715-214-8913)

Learn About Your Land – Iowa and Lafayette Counties

  • September 27th, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    • Topic: Invasive Plant Identification and Control
  • October 4th, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    • Topic: Success with Tree Planting
  • October 11th, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    • Topic: Assistance with Your Woods
  • Location: Online – Zoom Meeting
  • Cost: $15 (for all three classes)
  • Registration Deadline: September 25, 2023
  • CONTACT: Tony Johnson (anthony.johnson@wisc.edu, 608-386-8900)

Learn About Your Land – Marathon County

  • October 24th, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Topic: Stress-free Timber Sales
  • October 31st, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Topic: Invite Wildlife to Your Woodland
  • November 7th, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Topic: Family Conversations for the Future of Your Woodlands
  • Location: Wausau, WI – Extension Marathon County
  • Cost: $30/person (includes all 3 sessions)
  • Registration Deadline: October 20, 2023
  • CONTACT: Kris Tiles (kris.tiles@wisc.edu)

The Learn About Your Land series, offered by UW-Madison Extension Forestry, is a valuable program for Wisconsin’s woodland owners. With multiple sessions covering a wide range of topics and expert guidance from local DNR foresters, this series provides an exceptional opportunity to deepen your knowledge of forestry. Each class runs for an hour, with the last 15 minutes dedicated to answering your questions. To register and find more details, reach out to the provided email addresses or visit the UW-Extension Forestry website. Dive into a world of forestry knowledge and connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for Wisconsin’s woodlands. Don’t miss out on this chance to explore, learn, and contribute to the conservation of our beloved woodlands.