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Common Sense Management of Your Woodlot for Pleasure or Profit

July 16, 2018
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A joint educational effort of the Greenfield Parks Department and Purdue Extension-Hancock County 

Common Sense Management of

 Your Woodlot

 for Pleasure or Profit


This free three part series is designed to be an informal introduction to management tools and techniques to help landowners get the most from their wooded acreage. Whether you have one or a hundred wooded acres this program should help you make the best decisions to meet your goals.


Attend one or all! Each session will be a “walk and talk” format to allow participants hands-on experience in a beautiful and natural learning environment. Questions are encouraged!

Location: Thornwood Preserve

1597 S. Morristown Pike Greenfield, IN 46140

A Greenfield Parks Department property

Session 1 - The Woods in a historical/ biological perspective, an overview Tues, July 24, 6-8pm

Lenny Farlee, Purdue Extension Forester 

Joe Whitfield, Greenfield Parks Department

Session 2 - Management - Principles and Practices Wed, Aug 15, 6-8pm

Ron Rathfon, Purdue Extension Forester

Session 3 - Protecting the Woodlot Wed, Sept 12, 6-8pm

Don Carlson, Purdue Extension Forester &

Lindsey Purcell, Purdue Urban Forest Extension Specialist

Considerations for participants:

While these sessions will be held in the paths and open areas in Thornwood Preserve, this is a natural environment with some associated inherent risks.

Participants are encouraged to dress for an outdoor environment and the weather of the day.

Programs will be held on time, rain or shine unless active lightning - dress accordingly.

RSVP one week prior to each session (July 17th, Aug 8th, Sept 5th)

Contact: Roy Ballard

Purdue Extension - Hancock Co. Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources

email or

Call 317-462-1113 for any questions

Purdue University is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action institution.



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