UACES Facebook Woodland ownership workshop for women set for March 3-4

Woodland ownership workshop for women set for March 3-4

By the U of A System Division of Agriculture

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  • March 3-4 workshop for women who own woodlands
  • Managing woodland at times of risk
  • Effects of drought on trees, climate vs. weather
  • For info, contact

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LITTLE ROCK – Understanding the weather and market pressures involved in owning woodlands is at the heart of the Women Woodland Owners Workshop set for March 3-4.

The workshop is being led by Martha Monroe, an environment educator from the University of Florida School of Forest Resources and Conservation. It’s being hosted at the Vines Center in Ferndale, Arkansas. 


“Managing wooded property is a lot different than taking care of a garden or lawn, and in many cases, the stakes can be higher as the value of land and timber fluctuates,” said Tamara Walkingstick, extension forester and associate director of the Arkansas Forest Resources Center, part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.  

“Many times women inherit tracts of woodland and are unprepared to manage it to their own advantage,” she said. “This workshop will introduce key concepts for woodland management.”

The two-day workshop includes both classroom and outside time. The instructors will cover topics including financial management, the differences between weather and climate and the effects of weather and drought on trees. Casual dress is recommended, as are sturdy shoes or hiking boots for trekking the woods. 

The cost to attend is $20 and includes meals and lodging at the center. To register, obtain a registration form at

For more information on forestry, visit or contact your county extension office.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact KeriJo Halpine at  501-671-2110 as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.  

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
(501) 671-2126

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