University of Maryland Extension Offers General Forestry Course

Monday, June 1, 2015

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

“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

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