Basic Forestry Shortcourse

Basic Forestry Shortcourse is an introductory program for people who are new to managing a small woodland property. Through a combination of classroom instruction and field days, participants learn about forest ecology, common management activities such as tree planting, thinning, and harvesting, and rules and regulations that apply to forestlands. The shortcourse is generally presented over a series of days (about 16 hours instruction time, total).  The Basic Forestry Shortcourse is a core class offered throughout the state periodically by our local FNR Extension agents. Check with your local OSU Extension office for upcoming Basic Forestry Shortcourse offerings in your area.

For those who would like to learn some of this information at home, check out our How To Manage Your Forest series of videos.

Basic Forestry Short Course