Tri-County ROW Tree Identification

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The Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Brown, Adams and Highland counties has been presenting a new series entitled Tri-County ROW – Real Outdoor Women. The third event is entitled Tree Identification and will take place on Thursday, July 21 at the Pike State Forest outside of Sinking Spring. The evening starts at 5:30 p.m. with a light meal, followed by instruction, and will end at approximately 8 p.m.

Join other like-minded women as they explore the skills necessary to identify trees in the forest. Service forester Brad Wireman will share how to use leaves, bark and other identifying characteristics to know your trees.

Preregistration is required and a fee of $15 provides participants with a light meal and materials used during the event. You can download the brochure at or call the Brown County SWCD office at 937-378-4424, ext. 125 for details. Register should be completed by the close of business on July 18.

Many partners are working together to make the ROW program a reality. Many thanks to the ODNR – Division of Wildlife, ODNR – Division of Forestry, and Pheasants/Quail Forever for their support, and ODNR – Division of Parks for assisting with the facilities.

Submitted by Pam Bushelman, Highland SWCD district operations manager.

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