Biden-Harris Administration Announces $43 Million Investment to Advance Innovation in Wood Products and Wood Energy Economies through Investing in America Agenda | USDA Part by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act, these funds are being invested in 123 projects nationwide. Learn more here: https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2023/06/09/biden-harris-administration-announces-43-million-investment-advance
The first ever official KWOA regional meeting is planned for August 1, 2023 in Ohio County. See full details on the KWOA Meeting Page here . KWOA is partnering with the Ohio County Extension Office and UK Forestry and Natural Resources Extension to host this event. The idea behind regional meetings is to allow woodland owners to come together in focusing on the challenges they face locally. We hope KWOA members will continue to meet regionally according to their own schedules and topics of interest.
Chestnut trees will begin to bloom in Kentucky from mid- June to early July. Be on the look-out for wild type Americans in your woods. A few surviving stump sprouts live long enough to begin to bloom. However, few produce viable nuts because of the trees need to cross pollinate. Col. Jimmie Sizemore, KWOA Director and American Chestnut Foundation volunteer, provided pictures below to help you search. If you find what you believe to be a surviving American chestnut you can report its location by using a form found at www.acf.org. Or simply use the Tree Snap App to record the tree and its location.
Use "Read More" button to see quoted excerpt of interest to woodland owners. KCC, Kentucky Conservation Committee's complete 2023 Legislative Review and Conservation Brief is available online at drive.google.com/file/d/1myZjhtcVUiKdlWAgH9F4y83YMzZPgut5/view.