Forestry Workshop Offered Through Butler Soil & Water
Trees are some of the longest living organisms on the planet. With their help, we can clean air, reduce noise pollution, improve water quality, reduce erosion, and make landscapes beautiful. Increased tree planting can reduce the effects of climate change by using atmospheric carbon and returning it to the earth. Communities with trees have proven to be healthier and happier than those without canopy coverage. Cities and municipalities have taken efforts to increase their urban canopy coverage to become happier and healthier.
Even if you don’t live in the city it is important to encourage tree coverage. Many rural estates have trees planted to strategically block the afternoon sun and winter winds. The United States Department of Agriculture has promoted tree plantings since the 1930s to reduce wind erosion and provide winter shelter for livestock.
Even with all of these benefits, trees can still be a burden to homeowners. Sick or dying trees can pose a hazard to human life or property. Species selection can be a troublesome task as some trees sold on the market can become invasive or unsuitable for the area. Given all of these problems, it is recommended you contact a forestry consultant to assist in reforestation efforts and details on how to remove troublesome invasive species like the honeysuckle that has taken over much of Southwest Ohio.
Learn more about Butler Soil and Water Conservation
If you wish to learn more about any of these topics, Butler Soil & Water Conservation District is holding a free two – night forestry workshop on August 12 and August 19 at 6 pm at their office located at 1802 Princeton Road in Hamilton. The topics for each night are listed below:
Monday, August 12th 6:00 PM
- Tree Species for Southwest Ohio
- Invasive Species Management
- Backyard Forestry
Monday, August 19th 6:00 PM
- Timber Sales
- Timber Stand Improvement