We are excited to announce that we will be holding a zoom meeting, on Tuesday May 18,2021, featuring Dr. Ellen Crocker, University of Kentucky Assistant Professor of Forest Health. Dr. Crocker will discuss the HealthyWoods, a new mobile app healthywoodsapp.org)https://healthywoodsapp.org/, developed by the University of Kentucky Department of Forestry and Natural Resources and the University of Tennessee Knoxville. The app is available for free download at the Apple App Store and the Google Play App Store. The app can help determine the health of your woodland. We hope you will download the app and get familiar with it. Dr. Crocker will be discussing how it works and taking any feedback that you might have.Our zoom meeting with Dr. Crocker will be on Tuesday May 18, 2021 at 7:00 PM and will last an hour.
Again, we hope you will download the app, use it, and then bring your questions and feedback to the meeting with Dr. Crocker.
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KWOA June Zoom will feature a new kind of carbon-credit program coming to KY. Please mark your calendars for June 8 at 7:00 PM and check back here for details and zoom link to be posted after the May 18the zoom meeting. Meanwhile, read KWOA Carbon Credit Committee Report in the KWOA Kentucky Woodlands Newsletter Spring 2021 Issue on Pages 5-6. Click this link below:
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The KWOA 2021 annual meeting is still scheduled to convene at Lake Cumberland State Park in south central Kentucky September 28-29. If you have not done so, you can make lodging accommodations with the park by calling 270-343-3111.
Programs in planning include a tour of the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, trail construction and maintenance, wilderness safety and survival, edible and medicinal plants, and timber trespass and river basin activities.
Updates and registration information will be posted to the kwoa.net website as available.
KWOA members were introduced to the new HealthyWoods app and more at the 2020 Annual Meeting webinar.
Ellen Crocker, Assistant Professor, Forest Health UK Forestry Extension walked webinar viewers through HealthyWoods, a new mobile app that provides woodland owners with a convenient tool to scout the health of their woods. A collaborative effort between forest specialists from Kentucky and other hardwood-producing states in the Appalachian region, the app makes receiving research-based woodland management information as easy as reaching for the phone.
Users answer a series of questions and can upload pictures from their phones. Questions deal with such things as how the canopy looks, how healthy the trees are, what the understory looks like and whether invasive species are present.
After completing the questions, the user immediately receives a report geared to their management goals, whether that’s timber production, recreation or attracting wildlife. It also provides contact information, if the owner wants to bring in a professional to help guide management. The user can save the report as a PDF that can then be emailed.
Crocker hopes the app will function as a good starting-off point for extension agents and professional foresters who are working with woodland owners. “We hope that this new tool will be a way for landowners to set their woodlands up for success in the long-term.”
HealthyWoods is available for free for iPhone and Android devices.
The virtual meeting attendees were also introduced to Dr. Jacob Muller, new UK Assistant Professor of Hardwood Silviculture and Forest Operations. Muller joined the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources in the spring semester 2020. His extension and teaching interests include the development of continuing education programs for woodland owners and natural resource professionals. He is also interested in helping to develop and advance educational tools to better inform landowners of current and future management challenges.
Brandon Howard, the new Kentucky Division of Forestry Director, introduced himself to viewers. He is a 16-year veteran with KDF in the areas of fire suppression and environmental control.
It’s time to find a new home for those holiday gifts that were never given! Donate that item to the KWOA annual meeting silent auction. Donations can be anything with a monetary value. Event tickets, gift baskets, gift cards, books, artwork and crafts are welcome.
Email a description of your item and a suggested minimum bid to Harry Pelle, board member – firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put Silent Auction in the subject line of your email. Please let Harry know whether you can bring it to the meeting or need it delivered. And thanks!