Learn About Your Land
Session 1 – INVASIVE PLANT IDENTIFICATION AND CONTROL
Tuesday, December 1, 7–8 pm CST
Do you know what nonnative, invasive plants look like? Do you have invasive plants and want to learn how to control them? If so, then this class is for you. We will describe the most problematic invasive plants for woodlands in Wisconsin and recommend ways to
Session 2 – PEOPLE/PROGRAMS/PLANNING: ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR WOODLAND
Thursday, December 3, 7–8 pm CST
The creation of a healthy woodland requires knowledge of forestry techniques and investment of time and money. This session will link you to the people, programs and organizations that offer technical and financial assistance for all aspects of your woodland. We will look at the beginning steps of woodland management and identify resources to help make your vision a reality.
Session 3 – GETTING WOODLAND INFORMATION FROM THE WEB
Tuesday, December 8, 7–8 pm CST
There is a lot of great information on the web, but sometimes it can be difficult to find exactly what you need. This class will provide insights into some of the best resources for getting your questions answered and connect you with the technical resources available to all woodland owners.
Session 4 – SUCCESS WITH TREE PLANTING
Thursday, December 10, 7–8 pm CST
This session will identify the steps needed to successfully establish new trees. Learn which trees will grow best on your land, how to prepare your land, techniques for planting and how to care for newly planted trees. Reach out to your local forester to access tree planting tools that will make the job easier.
Session 5 – INVITE WILDLIFE TO YOUR WOODLAND
Tuesday, December 15, 7–8 pm CST
Learn to enhance your woodlands to attract a variety of wildlife. This session identifies the four requirements to attracting wildlife to your land— space, water, food and shelter—and offers tips on how to manage your woods to improve the wildlife potential.
Session 6 – INTRODUCTION TO TIMBER HARVESTING AND SALES
Thursday, December 17, 7–8 pm CST
Learn how to decide which, if any, trees should be selected for cutting and why. Gain an understanding of what is meant by thinning, selection harvest, group selection harvest, clear cut and shelterwood harvest. You will be introduced to the steps and timeline involved in conducting a successful timber sale, from deciding what to harvest to final
closeout of your sale.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED (See Link Below)
Fees must be paid by November 30 to access the first week of classes.
To learn more about this series, please visit Caring For your Woodland
4-H Enrollment is Open!
4-H is one of the premiere Extension programs, offering hands-on education and experiences for youth in grades 5K-13 (year after high school). This website is the home for all aspects of Marathon County 4-H. You do not have to live in Marathon County to participate and volunteer in this program! Please explore the 4-H tab and learn more about program areas, the 31 clubs around the county and enrolling.
If you have questions about 4-H, please contact either Kaitlyn Bernarde or Nancy Anderson