Saturday, September 27, 2008

Landscape - Program to Teach Professionals How to Create and Manage Backyard Woodlots

The following program being offered in PA may be of interest to Delaware Landscapers on managing backyard woodlots.

The University of Maryland Cooperative Extension in cooperation with Penn State Cooperative Extension and the Penn State School of Forestry will conduct a program designed to educate green industry professionals about managing backyard forests. “Landscapes and Backyard Woodlots: Business Opportunities for the Green Industry” will take place Thursday, November 11 in Gettysburg, PA at the Adams County Cooperative Extension office. PDA and MDA pesticide credits, as well as ISA credits will be awarded to licensed applicators. Topics will include: principles of forest & wildlife management, establishment and maintenance of small tree plantations, creating natural areas through, natural succession, invasive species control, recreational trails, wildlife habitat improvement, forest health improvements, merchandizing trees, and much more. Cost of the program is $75 by November 4 and $95 thereafter. The registration fee covers lunch, program materials, The Woods in Your Backyard workbook and CD (NRAES -184), and break snacks. Preregistration is required. A brochure with registration information is available at

For additional information, please contact Steve Bogash at 717-263-9226 or

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