Kentucky Woodlands E-News 
October 2015  
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For those who own, care for, and depend on Kentucky's Woodlands

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October 8, 2015
KY Tree Farmer of the Year
Flying Rooster Tree Farm
2 - 6 p.m.
INFO: 859.257.7597
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October 18, 2015
Win With Wood
Wood Utilization Center
Jackson, KY
9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
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October 20, 2015
Forestry Fall Webinar Series 
Tree Identification Webinar

October 29, 2015
Forestry Fall Webinar Series 
Landowners and Federally Protected Species: What You Need to Know Webinar

November 12, 2015
Forestry Fall Webinar Series  
Are Your Woodlands Healthy? Webinar

November 19, 2015
Forestry Fall Webinar Series 

Timber Harvesting and Sales Webinar
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December 1, 2015
Forestry Fall Webinar Series 
Impacts of Wildfire on Woodlands Webinar
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Kentucky Tree Farmer of the Year Field Day October 8 in Whitley County
Join us for a FREE farm tour and sponsored dinner as we celebrate the Kentucky Tree
Farmer of the Year Field Day in Whitely County on the afternoon of October 8 at the Flying Rooster Tree Farm.  We will explore all the great work they have been doing to sustainably manage the property.  For more information please click here and please pre-register by noon on Tuesday October 6th by calling 606.549.1430  or 859.257.7597 because we will be serving dinner sponsored by the Kentucky Tree Farm Committee.
Forestry Fall Webinar Series starts Oct. 20
University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service will offer a forestry webinar series on select evenings from Oct. 20 through Dec. 1. The series is designed primarily for woodland owners, but anyone interested in woodland, timber and wildlife topics is welcome to participate. The Forestry Fall Webinar series is an excellent opportunity for people to receive a significant amount of information in a relatively short time, without having to drive great distances to attend.  Kentucky Master Loggers can also receive one continuing education credit for each of the webinars they attend at a hosting county extension office.

Series topics include:
Oct. 20 - Tree Identification - Kentucky has approximately 120 different native tree species and being able to tell one from another can be challenging.  However, there is a technique to the tree identification process that will be covered in this presentation so that you can identify any tree with the right key. Participating extension offices include: Grayson, Harlan, Letcher, Lyon, Nelson, Pike, Russell, and Wayne counties.
Oct. 29 - Landowners and Federally Protected Species - What You Need to Know. Kentucky has more than 40 federally protected species, with new species being added to the list each year. It is important for landowners to know how to comply with the law and protect these species. Participating extension offices include: Clay, Crittenden, Letcher, Lewis, Lyon, Nelson, Pike and Trimble counties.

Nov. 12 - Are Your Woodlands Healthy? Kentucky's woodlands are facing numerous threats. This presentation will help landowners determine if their property and trees are healthy, and how to improve their woodlands and keep them productive. Participating extension offices include: Clay, Crittenden, Lewis, Monroe, Nelson, Pike, Rowan, and Trimble counties.

Nov. 19 - Timber Harvesting and Sales - A timber harvest and sale can be one of the biggest events that takes place on a woodland site. It can also be vital to its sustainability. Learn what is required to have a successful timber harvest and sale. Participating extension offices include: Crittenden, Lewis, Letcher, Lyon, Nelson, Owen, Pike, Rowan, and Trimble counties.

Dec. 1 - Impacts of Wildfire on Woodlands - More than 1,400 wildfires in Kentucky burned more than 41,000 acres in 2014. Learn about the impact of wildfires on woodlands as well as practices that will ensure woodlands and homes are as protected as possible. Participating extension offices include Clay, Crittenden, Grayson, Letcher, Nelson, Rowan, and Pike counties.

Those who have attended the Kentucky Woodland Owners Short Courses or other UK forestry educational programs will find new and valuable information in the webinar series. 
Interested participants may register for webinars through participating county extension offices. More information is available online by clicking here, by contacting a local county extension office, or Billy Thomas at 859-257-9153 or
Fall Fire Season Runs Through Dec.15 
The fall fire season in Kentucky began on Kentucky October first and continues through December 15.  To find out more visit here. The Kentucky Division of Forestry has an arson hotline so citizens can call to report arson. Information regarding arson or suspected arsonists should be reported by calling the Target Arson Hotline at 1-800-27-ARSON.
Kentucky Division of Forestry Accepting Orders for Tree Seedlings
The Kentucky Division of Forestry is accepting tree seedling orders now.  The tree seedlings will be available for shipping from January through April; by placing your order now, you can select from more than 50 species of trees including the new additions of staghorn and smooth sumac, sugar maple and hazel alder. These bare-root seedlings can be used by anyone interested in reforestation, wildlife habitat development, erosion control, windbreaks, and numerous other conservation projects. Foresters from the Kentucky Division of Forestry are available to help match the right tree species to your situation.  To order your trees or request assistance, call or stop by a regional Kentucky Division of Forestry office.  To find what office covers your county, go to the KDF website, or call 1-800-866-0555.