Fridays in the Forest 2019

(UNDATED) – As a part of the DNR Invitation to Conservation (I2C) The Indiana DNR Division of Forestry will be hosting several events this summer to provide the citizens of Indiana an opportunity to learn more about Indiana’s forests and forestry.

An RSVP to the stated contact person is requested for each program. All programs will have an outdoor component, so wear appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes for hiking.

Urban Tree Pruning
July 26
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Indiana Government Center South

In class and field instruction on proper pruning. Participants will be a bit more cautious and a lot more confident when removing branches from their trees. Instructors will cover the different types of pruning, reasons to prune, pruning dosage and tree response to pruning. In class session will be followed by field demonstrations and hands on opportunities to use proper pruning tools to structurally prune young trees under the supervision of trained arborists. This lecture will help participants visually identify a good pruning job, how to prune young trees, and how to insure that pruning work they hire will be done professionally.

Abby Krause  

Yellowwood State Forest Backcountry Harvest: One Year Later
August 16
6 – 8 p.m.
Yellowwood State Forest

State Forester John Seifert will lead a hike through the backcountry area of Yellowwood State Forest where a timber harvest was conducted in the winter of 2017-18. Mr. Seifert will discuss history of the three tracts where the harvest occurred and post-harvest effects. Meet at the Morgan-Monroe State Forest office. Wear comfortable shoes for hiking.

Donna Rogler

Forest Archaeology
September 13
1 – 3 p.m.
Owen-Putnam State Forest
Horse Campground

The archaeological record indicates that humans have populated this region for more than 10,000 years. Join Division of Forestry Archaeologist AJ Ariens for this session that will look at prehistoric and historic cultures in Indiana and how we locate and interpret these cultural resources. We will meet at the Horse Campground at Owen-Putnam State Forest. The presentation will be followed by a hike to a nearby archaeological site. Wear comfortable shoes for hiking.

Donna Rogler