Save the date: The University of Maryland Extension will offer the General Forestry Course for the Fall 2015 semester. Both the PAPER AND ONLINE version will be offered. The course begins September 1 and runs until December 15, 2015.
Registration opens July 1. To register visit http://extension.umd.edu/forestry-course.
“As there are no formal classes, you work from the comfort of your home using your own woodlot, a friend's or a public forest. You will learn how to protect your trees from insects, diseases and fire; step-by-step procedures will walk you through a forest inventory and stand analysis; and the details of the forestry business are presented, including tax nuances and the sale and harvest of forest products. Ultimately, the course exercises help you develop the framework for a management plan for your forest,” according to a press release from the extension service.
For more information, contact Nancy Stewart at the University of Maryland Extension, Wye Research and Education Center at 410/827-8056, ext. 107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more at http://extension.umd.edu/forestry-course