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ID That Tree

ID That Tree: Invasive White Mulberry
On this episode of ID That Tree, Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces you to a non-native invasive tree that is widespread across the state, white mulberry. Key identifying characteristics to separate it from its native cousin red mulberry are shiny variable leaves and where the species grows, near fencerows, hedgerows and other waste areas. The red mulberry has larger leaves that are duller in color with a sandpapery texture, and the species is often found in the forest understory.
https://youtu.be/zRXFtlNEjPg

ID That Tree: Red Mulberry
On this episode of ID That Tree, Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces you to an often overlooked native Indiana species, the red mulberry. This tree, often found in the shade or in river bottom areas, features variable leaves in an alternate arrangement, gray to brown flaky bark and black/dark purple berries, loved by animals and humans alike.
https://youtu.be/opv9CsCgnH8

ID That Tree: Northern Catalpa
On this episode of ID That Tree, meet the Northern Catalpa, native to southern Indiana along the Ohio River bottoms. This species, which provides rot resistant wood great for outdoor usage, features beautiful flower clusters in early summer, huge heart shaped leaves in whirled formation, and long bean-like fruit pods. https://youtu.be/qCrRmM8IQDs

ID That Tree Spring Bloom Edition: Bladdernut
In this spring bloom edition of ID That Tree, meet the bladdernut, which features clusters of tiny white/yellow flowers in the spring. Learn more about this small shrub from Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee inside.
https://youtu.be/uhI4ZJm22JA

ID That Tree: Yellow Birch
On this edition of ID That Tree, meet a range restricted species that is best identified by its bronze to yellowish bark, which often peels off in small flakes. The yellow birch, which is typically found natively in northern Indiana, also has simple finely toothed leaves and twigs that smell like wintergreen when scraped. Learn more from Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee inside. https://youtu.be/47MyuDGJ9aY

ID That Tree Spring Bloom Edition: Hawthorn
Meet the Hawthorns, a family of small trees with wide-ranging features that make it difficult to tell various species apart. Learn about this group of native Indiana trees, which produce beautiful spring blooms, from Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee inside. https://youtu.be/ahQc24ILacY

ID That Tree: Boxelder
In this edition of ID That Tree, Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces you to a member of the Indiana maple family that doesn’t follow the rest of its family’s traditions. Learn about the boxelder and its unique traits inside. https://youtu.be/o7QwWxgNiVc

ID That Tree: American Hornbeam
On this edition of ID That Tree, meet the American hornbeam, also known as the musclewood or the water or blue beech. This native Indiana understory tree stands out due to its gray bark and striations that resemble muscles and sinews as well as its doubly toothed leaves.
https://youtu.be/8p8xrTKgO-8

ID That Tree: Swamp White Oak
On this edition of ID That Tree, Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces you to the swamp white oak, a native Indiana species typically found in bottomlands and wet sites. This member of the white oak group has rounded lobed leaves that are dark on top and light colored on the flip side, and produces acorns that are held on long stems.
https://youtu.be/BjTsEeXIEqU

ID That Tree – Spring Bloom Edition: Mapleleaf Viburnum
In this edition of ID That Tree, Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces you to a common understory shrub that features clusters of flowers and simple leaves reminiscent of red maple. Learn more about this native Indiana species inside. https://youtu.be/bSwk6livuyE

ID That Tree Spring Bloom: Yellowwood
Meet a rare find in Indiana, the yellowwood tree, a species native to Brown County. This species is recognizable by clusters of white flowers that bloom in May/June, compound leaves and smooth gray bark that resembles American beech. https://youtu.be/Xg-juFCtmq0

ID That Tree Spring Bloom Edition: American Hazelnut
Did you know that the American hazelnut has male and female flowers? Learn about them and more about this Indiana shrub that produces a tasty treat for humans and wildlife alike in this edition of ID That Tree with Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee.
https://youtu.be/Iho7yj53K_A

ID That Tree Spring Bloom Edition: PawPaw
On this edition of ID That Tree, learn about one of the first native trees to leaf out, the Ohio buckeye. This understory tree is know by its palmate leaves and clusters of yellow/green flowers. Learn more from Purdue Extension Lenny Farlee inside. https://youtu.be/8bRUr7iNA4w

ID That Tree Spring Bloom Edition: Sassafras
You may know sassafras for its fall fruit, but did you know this native Indiana tree also produces yellow spring blooms? Learn more about this tree in this edition of ID That Tree with Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee. https://youtu.be/gNjDzwHR2kg

ID That Tree Spring Bloom Edition: Flowering Dogwood
In this edition of ID That Tree, Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces you to the flowering dogwood, which blooms in April and May, and is a great alternative to the invasive callery pear. Learn more about this small tree and its growing preferences inside.
https://youtu.be/D1AoIYUzigM

How To Identify Trees In Indiana
Join Purdue FNR Extension Forester Lenny Farlee as he goes over the different principles used to identify various trees in Indiana. Lenny will provide examples of species to practice using those principles for identification. https://youtu.be/i2bL4w8AZI0

ID That Tree: Spicebush in Flower
On this episode of ID That Tree, Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces the Spicebush, a large native-Indiana shrub that brings early spring color with its clusters of small yellow flowers. This species prefers moist, high quality soils and is common in forest understories, and brings an aromatic odor when its leaves are crushed or twigs are scraped.
https://youtu.be/MY6xVN98snI

ID That Tree Spring Bloom Edition: American Plum
In this edition of ID That Tree, Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces you to one of our beautiful spring bloomers, the American Plum. Learn how to identify this great alternative to the invasive callery pear by getting to know this species, which can be classified as a small tree or large shrub. https://youtu.be/GsmACkk6Xtw

ID Spring Bloom Edition: Ohio Buckeye
On this edition of ID That Tree, learn about one of the first native trees to leaf out, the Ohio buckeye. This understory tree is know by its palmate leaves and clusters of yellow/green flowers. Learn more from Purdue Extension Lenny Farlee inside.
https://youtu.be/8bRUr7iNA4w

ID That Tree Spring Bloom Edition: Redbud
In this edition of ID That Tree, Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces you to the redbud in all of its spring glory. This native Indiana species is known for its pink, lavender and even red and white flowers, which bloom in early spring.
https://youtu.be/L87fY4wrYMA

ID That Tree Spring Edition: Serviceberry
In this spring edition of ID That Tree, Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces you to the serviceberry, or juneberry tree. This small native tree is known by its tiny white, or pink, flowers and by its smooth gray bark. Learn more inside.
https://youtu.be/Bgb8p_GKccU

ID That Tree: Shellbark Hickory
On this edition of ID That Tree, Purdue extension forester Lenny Farlee explains how to identify shellbark hickory without the help from its leaves. He also shares about how to distinguished this native Indiana species from its close cousin, the shagbark hickory.
https://youtu.be/PZA90Ht65Vg

ID That Tree: Walnut Short
On this episode of ID That Tree, meet the black walnut. This native Indiana tree species loves the sunshine and rich moist soil and is seen reaching for the sun high above its neighbors. Learn how to identify this highly valuable species from Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee inside.
https://youtu.be/oEx-kDU-8AI

ID That Tree Winter Edition: Opposite Leaf Arrangement – Ohio buckeye, Red maple
In this edition of ID That Tree, Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee shows you how to identify native Indiana tree species with opposite leaf arrangement using Ohio buckeye and red maple as examples. Look for leaf scars on the stem as well as emerging buds and their placement on the twig.
https://youtu.be/sBoqODyBWSI

ID That Tree Winter Edition: Alternative Leaf Arrangement – Black Walnut, Eastern Cottonwood
On this winter edition of ID That Tree, Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee uses black walnut and eastern cottonwood twigs to show you tips on how to identify native Indiana trees with alternative leaf arrangement without help from the leaves.
https://youtu.be/s7cNe1AMAOM

ID That Tree: Alternate Leaf Arrangement – Honey Locust/Burr Oak
On this edition of ID That Tree, Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee gives tips on how to identify two species – honey locust and burr oak – from just the markings and scarring on leafless twigs. https://youtu.be/N9ycawKqm0I

ID That Tree: Black Oak
In this episode of ID That Tree, we continue to get to know the oak groups, this time focusing on the black oak species. Deep sinuses on the leaves and shinier coat, a dark blocky bark and acorns with loose shingle-like plates on the cap are some key identifiers to separate it from the red oak and others.
https://youtu.be/bMRSFtG05tY

ID That Tree: Black Gum
On this edition of ID That Tree, Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces you to the Black Gum, also known as bee gum. This simple leaved species can bring brilliant fall color and is best identified by its branches, which come out at nearly 90 degree angles to the stump, its alligator like bark and small berries. https://youtu.be/HKA1XpBRKcI

ID That Tree: Chestnut Oak
In this edition of ID That Tree, Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces you to chestnut oak, sometimes called rock chestnut oak. It is an oak species commonly found in the southern part of the state on high dry sites. It has small, very rounded lobed leaves and strongly ridged, very dark bark. https://youtu.be/W1tMT3-tkDk

ID That Tree: Sweet Gum
Spiky round fruiting structures which hold the seeds as well as star-shaped
leaves are signature characteristics of the sweetgum, a tree native to southern Indiana and utilized ornamentally throughout the state. Learn more about the sweetgum from Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee inside on this week’s edition of ID That Tree. https://youtu.be/5K9ZIS6IAEY

ID That Tree: Mockernut Hickory
In this edition of ID That Tree, Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces the mockernut or white hickory. This species is typically found on high dry ridges and other dry soil locations. Identifying characteristics include a very rounded and oftentimes hairy buds, hair on the leaf stems and twigs in early spring and summer, and a tightly networked ridged and silvery bark. https://youtu.be/FtKnHS0wgdk

ID That Tree: Paw Paw Tree
In this edition of ID That Tree, Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces you to a native Indiana tree sometimes called the Indiana banana. Meet the pawpaw, a shade-tolerant, fruit-producing, simple-leaved species. https://youtu.be/tQpIqQCDEB8

ID That Tree: Chinkapin Oak
In this edition of ID That Tree, Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces you to the chinkapin oak, a member of the white oak family that has leaves that appear sharp like red/black oaks, but really are not. Learn more inside as well as other easier to identify characteristics. https://youtu.be/M4pqJEES12s

ID That Tree: Shingle Oak
In this edition of ID That Tree, Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces you to a rebel of the oak family, the shingle oak. Unlike its relatives, the shingle oak’s shiny leaves do not feature any lobes and have a complete margin. Learn more about this oddity and other ways to identify this species inside. https://youtu.be/XTM664aVPxs

ID That Tree: Alternate Leaved Dogwood
Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee tells you how to identify the alternate leaved dogwood, which unlike its fellow dogwood species, has alternate leaf arrangement. This species is still identifiable by it veined leaves, white spring flowers and more. https://youtu.be/My2EkG92q1A

ID That Tree: Bitternut Hickory
Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces you to this cousin of the pecan, the bitternut hickory. Seven to nine leaflets on each compound leaf, a sulpher colored bud, and tight gray bark with interlacing ridges can help you identify this species.  https://youtu.be/BUePOUt3LRg

ID That Tree: Silver Maple
Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee tells you a little about how to identify Silver Maple trees and differentiate them from other species of maple.
https://youtu.be/IuX6-e6iREg

ID That Tree: Eastern Hemlock
Meet the Eastern Hemlock, one of Indiana’s native conifers, which is typically found near canyons, ravines, and steep slopes. They can grow to be more than 100 feet tall and to be 200-300 years old.  Learn more from @Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee below. https://youtu.be/1z0ur06Cfqo

ID That Tree: Virginia Creeper (Fall Color Version)
There are so many gorgeous showings of fall foliage in Indiana.  On this special edition of ID That Tree, Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces you to this beautiful vine – the Virginia Creeper, also known as the five-leaved ivy.  Virginia Creeper has five leaflets unlike the three-poison ivy and has less toothy leaves. Learn more inside. https://youtu.be/l8gyk5GtZu0

ID That Tree: Devil’s Walking Stick
Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces you to the Devil’s Walking Stick, a small tree from the ginseng family found in southern Indiana.  It is identifiable by thorns or spikes along the stem, unique doubly compound leaves, and large clusters of small white flowers. https://youtu.be/8dAATkj0aL0

ID That Tree: Pecan
Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee shares about the pecan, one of Indiana’s native hickories. Learn how to identify this species by more than just its nut production. https://youtu.be/OJ_q49Lk6tM

ID That Tree: Red Maple
Purdue extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces the red maple, a native tree to Indiana, known for its red to maroon foliage. https://youtu.be/6g_Lj22EUos

ID That Tree: Eastern Red Cedar
It’s time for another dendrology lesson from Lenny Farlee. This time, he introduces you to one of the native coniferous trees in Indiana, the Eastern Red Cedar. https://youtu.be/VX1PLx0LfbA

 ID That Tree: Hackberry
Meet the Hackberry.  Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces you to this native tree with single toothed leaves, an uphill/downhill shaped base of the leaves and a gray, ashy bark with warty/bumpy areas with smooth spots in between. https://youtu.be/AsAWM0oF5eQ

ID That Tree: White Oak
Join Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee as he introduces you to another Indiana native tree, the white oak. https://youtu.be/Z-jD6YpJ5jc

ID That Tree: Red Elm
Purdue extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces you to the red elm, or slippery elm. He shares about how to identify the red elm and also how to differentiate it from its relative, the American elm.  https://youtu.be/y5OoV-NU6IY

ID That Tree: Trembling Aspen
Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces you to the quaking or trembling aspen. This tree is found in northern Indiana and typically identifiable by whitish to grayish bark with dark spots where the branches come out. https://youtu.be/HudV-6tgsG8

ID That Tree: Sassafras
Join Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee as he introduces you to the Sassafras in this edition of ID That Tree.  The Sassafras is well known for the tea made from its bark and also for having a variety of shaped leaves from zero to three lobes. https://youtu.be/EU2VXKxJ4Bc

ID That Tree: Redbud
Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces you to one of the bright flowing stars of spring, the Redbud. This native tree is known for its pink and lavender flowers in early spring, its heart-shaped leaves and for its home along the edge of open fields and brushy areas. https://youtu.be/129lCwsx0J4

ID That Tree:  Flowering Dogwood
Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces you to the flowering dogwood, a species with simple leaves with an interesting venation pattern on them, white blossoms in the spring and red to maroon foliage in the fall. https://youtu.be/fsDwQB-AElg

ID That Tree: White Pine
In this edition of ID That Tree, Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces you to the Eastern White Pine, Indiana’s only native five-needle pine.  This species, which can grow to 150 feet tall, grows a ring of branches as its ages.  Learn more inside. https://youtu.be/g7mczVnREok

ID That Tree: Tulip Tree
In this edition of ID That Tree, Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee teaches you about the state tree of Indiana, the tulip tree. It is also known as the tulip poplar or yellow poplar, although it is more closely related to the magnolia.  This tree is known for its simple tulip shaped leaves and colorful flowers in the spring, although they are often high up on the tree.  https://youtu.be/872N4oky4d4

ID That Tree: Eastern Red Cedar
It’s time for another dendrology lesson from Lenny Farlee. This time, he introduces you to one of the native coniferous trees in Indiana, the Eastern Red Cedar.  https://youtu.be/VX1PLx0LfbA

ID That Tree: Black Cherry
Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee says we can thank wildlife for the spread of black cherry trees. This tree-sized cherry tree has shiny, elongated leaves with fine toothed margins, and a very dark, flaky bark. https://youtu.be/w5KcS1V6teQ

ID That Tree: Umbrella Magnolia
It’s time to meet another native Indiana tree.  This time Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee brings you the Umbrella Magnolia.  This small tree is easily identified by the clusters of long simple leaves at the end of the twigs, which form an umbrella shape.  Learn more inside. https://youtu.be/hrB2FLXYHRU

ID That Tree: American Basswood
Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces you to the American Basswood.  He shares about how to identify this species, where you might find them and common uses. https://youtu.be/lMOpIPaj6UA

ID That Tree: Northern White Cedar
On this edition of ID That Tree, Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces you to the northern white cedar, a native conifer that is used for ornamental, windbreak and reforestation purposes.  This evergreen has distinct scale like foliage which is soft to the touch.  He shares how to distinguish it from eastern red cedar. https://youtu.be/_hNvXfqbu_Y

ID That Tree: American Burning Bush or Wahoo
Get to know one of our small Indiana trees, good for landscaping, that has purple flowers in the summer and pink fruit in the fall.  Meet the American Burning Bush or Wahoo.  Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee shares about where you can find this species, and more identifying characteristics. https://youtu.be/8yreXKBjuxM

ID That Tree: Sugar Maple
Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces you to one of Indiana’s most common trees, the sugar maple.  This species, which is often used to produce maple syrup, is easily identifiable by its five-lobed leaves, opposite leaf and branch arrangement, and ability to thrive in the understory.  https://youtu.be/vQUAabIjAx8

ID That Tree: Large Tooth Aspen
In this edition of ID That Tree, Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces you to the large tooth or big tooth aspen.  This tree needs full sunlight and often thrives in areas where the soil has been disturbed.  The leaf stems are long and flat which allow them to flutter in the wind.  https://youtu.be/YNMIsTfwnfs

ID That Tree: American Elm
In this tree identification series, you will see how American elm leaves have jagged edges with a large tooth and then smaller teeth like edges on top of it. Find out why these trees are not as easy to find as they used to be.  https://youtu.be/KzOrziSBLak

ID That Tree: Black Maple
Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee explains how to tell identify black maple and how to tell it apart from its cousin, sugar maple.  https://youtu.be/4YQ7dPC7AO0

ID That Tree: American Beech
Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces you to American beech. You can identify this shade-tolerant species by its simple leaves with veins running parallel out to small teeth on the edge of the leaf, as well as smooth gray bark.  https://youtu.be/EhlT7CwL7pU

ID That Tree: Bald Cypress
Join Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee as he introduces you to the Bald Cypress, one of two deciduous conifers in Indiana.  https://youtu.be/GISGCk1sgA0

ID That Tree: Poison Ivy
Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee tells you where to find and how to identify a species that clings to many of our trees, poison ivy.  Protect yourself from the itch by recognizing this species before it is a problem. https://youtu.be/oHrxtiz5tnA

ID That Tree: Black Walnut
Learn the identifying characteristics of the black walnut tree, also known as the American black walnut or eastern black walnut, including pairs of leaflets running down each stem, long running ridges on the bark, and round nuts that have a very strong exterior.  This sun-loving tree also needs high quality soil. https://youtu.be/Fz-YpXGP9D4

ID That Tree: American Sycamore
In this edition of ID that tree, Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces you to the American Sycamore, one of Indiana’s largest deciduous trees. You can identify the tree from upper part of the canopy, which glows with smooth white/light green bark.
https://youtu.be/gRhtblhTDq0

 ID That Tree: Winged Sumac (Fall Color Edition)
In this special fall color edition of ID That Tree, Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee introduces you to this red beauty, the winged sumac.  This species, found in southern Indiana, is recognizable by opposite leaf arrangement, compound leaves with a unique miniature leaf at the end of the stem, as well as dropping clusters of red fruit. https://youtu.be/MXxSZsOvhz0

ID That Tree Fall Color Edition: Shagbark Hickory
Hickories aren’t often thought of for their fall foliage, with some exceptions. Meet the shagbark hickory and its stunning golden leaves.  Learn more in this edition of ID That Tree with Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee. https://youtu.be/RhTwUHOTl20

ID That Tree:  Persimmon
Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee brings you another edition of ID That Tree.  Sweet orange fruit, simple leaves and alligator like bark are just a few recognizable characteristics of this native Indiana tree, the persimmon.  Learn more inside.  https://youtu.be/rE0kUQwqwv4

ID That Tree: Cucumber Magnolia
On this edition of ID That Tree, we introduce you to the cucumber magnolia.  This native Indiana species is much like other members of the magnolia family, except it has green cucumber-like fruit and a unique bark.
https://youtu.be/jMFCD0FLMpc

ID That Tree Fall Color Edition: Black Gum
Enjoy the gorgeous red fall color of the black gum on this special fall foliage edition of ID That Tree.
https://youtu.be/QnZjII0nRM0

Woodland Management Moment

Woodland Management Moment: Direct Seeding
In this episode of A Woodland Management Moment, Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee talks about how you can use nuts and seeds left dropped by existing trees, from walnuts to oaks and hickories, to establish new seedlings in other areas of your landscape through a process called direct seeding. https://youtu.be/N_If7NSigDU

Woodland Management Moment: Cutting Tools
In this episode of A Woodland Management Moment, Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee talks about a variety of hand tools you can use to assist with invasive species control and timber stand improvement on your property if you choose not to use power tools.
https://youtu.be/krZMYR4oA5Q

Woodland Management Moment: Forest Understory

In this episode of A Woodland Management Moment, Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee shares about some of the spring ephemeral plants, as well as shrubs, trees and even invasive species you may find in the forest understory. https://youtu.be/-0CBspFxz3U

Woodland Management Moment: Asian Bush Honeysuckle
Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee talks about the Asian Bush Honeysuckle, an invasive species, including how you can identify it and get rid of it off of your property. https://youtu.be/8mp29-RQYnM

A Woodland Management Moment – Forest Openings
Do you need to open your woodlands in order to grow new species of trees/shrubs that need extra sunlight or to make for a better wildlife habitat?  In the Woodland Management Moment, Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee talks about creating forest openings.  https://youtu.be/_yK8tstEacE

Woodland Management Moment: Against Invasives
In this Woodland Management Moment episode, Purdue Extension Forester Lenny Farlee talks about the importance of woodland management when it comes to invasive species. https://youtu.be/t1X-EfV9Bso

Woodland Management Moment – Garlic Mustard
Garlic mustard is an invasive herbaceous plant that is shade tolerant and can invade out forest under stories.  In its second growing season it produces a flower which releases many seeds.  This video will share what options we have to help control it. https://youtu.be/dPgbdn3nq6k

Woodland Management Moment – Grape Vine
As you decide best management practices for your woodlands, this short video shares how native grape vine can be a positive addition or a detriment depending on your goals. https://youtu.be/OO4_OKSYJwk

A Woodland Management Moment – Property Line
Marking your property line can ensure you are receiving the full benefit of the property you own.  Lenny Farlee, Purdue Extension forester, shares a new inexpensive way to mark your property line and has the same force of the law as no trespassing signs have. https://youtu.be/46xThbtEh0U

A Woodland Management Moment – Deer Fencing
With high deer populations around forest land, it can be difficult to get hardwood seedlings established. Learn how to protect your newly planted seedlings from browse by white-tailed deer.  https://youtu.be/UNEZ8lSWW4w

Woodland Stewardship for Landowners

Woodland Stewardship for Landowners: Regeneration Openings
A variety of different types of regeneration openings can be created on properties to provide different structures and species of plants that are suitable to a wide variety of wildlife species. In this episode of Woodland Stewardship for Landowners, Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee talks about two types of regeneration openings – Clearcuts and shelterwoods. These two techniques produce an even-aged forest, where all the plants regenerating in that area are approximately of the same age. https://youtu.be/uNOy1ukTAsI

Woodland Stewardship for Landowners: Equip (FNR 587 WV)
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a cost-share program administered through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that helps woodland owners remove invasive plants from the landscape, and in turn, creates a more natural forest ecosystem.  https://youtu.be/76qJA9_8Th0

Woodlands Stewardship for Landowners: Common Buckthorn (FNR 588 WV)
Native to Eurasia, common buckthorn was introduced into the United States as an ornamental plant but has since invaded our woodlands as an invasive plant.  Common buckthorn is becoming more common in Indiana.
https://youtu.be/MuTBNc0zZ8I

Woodland Stewardship for Landowners: Japanese Barberry (FNR 590 WV)
Japanese barberry is an invasive plant that is originally from Japan but has been introduced into the United States as an ornamental plant. https://youtu.be/ajpSFzt7K5s

 Woodland Stewardship for Landowners: Autumn Olive (FNR 586 WV)
Autumn-olive is an invasive plant that is originally from Asia but has been introduced into the United States for erosion control, and wildlife food and cover. https://youtu.be/DBMLX_-1QiQ

 Woodland Stewardship for Landowners: Privet (FNR 591 WV)
A variety of privets have been introduced into the United States from China, Europe, and North Africa. Privet has been used as an ornamental plant, particularly as a hedgerow plant, but has since became an invasive species across the landscape. https://youtu.be/dWXpjjCaPHs

Woodland Stewardship for Landowners: Managing Deer Damage to Young trees
Browsing by deer on planted and naturally regenerated hardwood seedlings is one of the greatest obstacles to seedling establishment in many parts of the central hardwood region. In this Woodland Stewardship For Landowners, Purdue Wildlife Extension Specialist Brian MacGowan talks about different types of deer damage and how landowners could mitigate the damage. https://youtu.be/8aY1_TxCBUI 

Invasive Plant Species

FNR Ask the Expert: Invasive Plant Species
Purdue extension forester Lenny Farlee and extension specialist Liz Jackson share about invasive plant species identification, reporting and control techniques in this Facebook LIVE Q&A from June 4, 2020.
https://youtu.be/-OEfA_fd1Ek

Invasive Plant Species: Oriental Bittersweet FNR-522-W
Learn about this invasive vine brought over from Asia in the 1860’s – oriental bittersweet.  The vines and red colorful fruits are often used for wreaths and other home décor arrangements.  This video will share the vines characteristics and the effect it has on forests, along with alternative plants to grow instead. https://youtu.be/mtw5Gi3S09c

Invasive Plant Species: Wintercreeper FNR-524-WV
Learn how this groundcover has creeped into our forests. This video shares its characteristics, its effect on forests, and ultimately alternative plants to grow instead. https://youtu.be/rRxHlCeBECg

Invasive Plants Threaten Our Forests Part 1: Invasive Plant Species Identification
Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee talks about identifying invasive plant species in this webinar.  Please complete the following survey after watching this video: https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bDaH45EpUv14nZP.
YouTube: https://youtu.be/ProfmAE5hd8

Invasives Plants Threaten Our Forests Part 2: Control and Management
In this webinar Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee talks about methods of controlling invasive plant species which includes: preventing invasions, early detection and rapid response, control techniques, accessing resources and assistance.  Please complete the following survey after watching the video: https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4GB5n7W6ABAwJ6t. For more videos subscribe to our Purdue-Forestry and Natural Resources channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV33U3KP3HDhxgJO1n7HuOA. For more resources including free downloads of publications, apps, workshops and events visit our Purdue Extension-FNR website: https://www.purdue.edu/fnr/extension/
YouTube: https://youtu.be/eDu_5NdsE3I

Asian Bush Honeysuckle
Lenny Farlee, Sustaining Hardwood Extension Specialist, describes invasive plant, the Asian Bush Honeysuckle. https://youtu.be/uYoRgE7xTQo

Multiflora Rose
Lenny Farlee, Sustaining Hardwood Extension Specialist, describes the invasive species Multiflora Rose. https://youtu.be/KMThwvYeFX0

FNR-582-WV Burning Bush
Specialist from Purdue Extension-Forestry and Natural Resources describe the invasive species Burning Bush and what we can do to stop the spread of the species in our forest.  Specialist include: Lenny Farlee, Sustainable Hardwood Extension Specialist, lfarlee@purdue.edu, and Don Carlson, Forester and Extension Specialist, carlsode@purdue.edu.
https://youtu.be/ndpBydKVLe0

Woodland Management Videos and Webinars
In this episode of A Woodland Management Moment, Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee talks about the process of invasive species control in woodland areas from the combination of various treatment methods to the timing of those treatments. https://youtu.be/EMnTn1U6SSg

Ask The Expert: Cicada Emergence
Join exotic forest pest educator Elizabeth Barnes, Purdue extension wildlife specialist Jarred Brooke and Purdue extension forester Lenny Farlee and learn all about the Brood X cicada emergence expected in late spring 2021. This episode of Ask the Expert originally aired live on Facebook on April 29, 2021. https://youtu.be/M_7p8VXVrwo

FNR Ask An Expert: Fall Happenings
Join Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee and extension wildlife
specialist Brian MacGowan as they talk all things fall. This episode of Ask the Expert covers everything from the change in fall foliage to invasive species identification and control, fall foods for humans and wildlife, habitat prep and management and planning ahead for spring plantings. https://youtu.be/2Kn6YOr8Gbk 

Ask The Expert: Holidays in the Wild
Join Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee and wildlife specialist Brian MacGowan as they help you prepare for the holidays while keeping your family and local wildlife safe. We’ll discuss everything from how to choose and care for a real Christmas tree as well as what to do with it after the season and also how to make wildlife/nature-friendly decorations. Topics Included: – What can I do with my tree after Christmas that would benefit wildlife? – Are artificial structures legal in Indiana lakes? – What types of items can I collect from the wild for holiday decorations? – How do I do it in an environmentally responsible way? – Are there some things I shouldn’t or can’t collect? – What outdoor holiday decorations can benefit wildlife? – How do I make it last longer? – Can I avoid problems with non-target wildlife? https://youtu.be/h0uCMPe3z1E

Practical Woodlot Management Before, During and After EAB
https://youtu.be/Mw876rXEXjI

Purdue Extension – FNR: Ask the Expert
Join Jarred Brooke, Rod Williams, Lenny Farlee, Mitch Zischke, and Lindsey Purcell as they answer your questions about woodlands, forests, trees, wildlife, ponds, and invasive species.
https://youtu.be/lOKwG08ZQL0

Ask the Walnut Council Experts Q and A, July 31, 2020: Walnut Council Webinar
In this video, hosted by Walnut Council, Inc., Steve Felt, of Illinois DNR, Lenny Farlee, hardwood extension specialist with Purdue University, and Dave Boyt, Missouri sawmill owner and landowner, answer questions from the audience about hardwood management and about growing black walnut (Juglans nigra).  https://youtu.be/StioMjw4iQ0

 Fall Color Pigments
Several things come into play when it comes to determining the colors that we find on leaves of our trees.  In this video we will talk about the several pigments that are found in trees and what changes from summer to fall that brings us the bright colors on leaves. https://youtu.be/ql4hkf-rIkk

FNR Ask the Expert:  Planning and Resources for Conservation Tree Planting
Join Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee and Dr. Carrie Pike, a forest regeneration specialist with the USDA Forest Service, as they share about conservation tree planting, what species are available to plant, where to get them and more. https://youtu.be/m1LJVMn6ZFw

Woodlands Management Webinar: Healthy Woodlands
Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee talks about what woodland management means, defining your goals and objectives, invasive species control and timber stand improvement (TSI) and finding appropriate professional help in this webinar.  Note: evaluation slide at the end is incorrect.  Follow this link to proper evaluation: https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3OQLWbE7gfMBjWl. Find the PowerPoint presentation for print on our website: https://www.purdue.edu/fnr/extension/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/FarleePPointManagingHealthDiversity4_2020.pdf. For more resources visit: https://www.purdue.edu/fnr/extension/
YouTube: https://youtu.be/08H9NtXvwFs

A Woodland Management Webinar: Selling Timber
Join Purdue Extension forester Lenny Farlee as he explains: – Why should I sell timber? – Getting help from a professional forester – Common concerns when selling timber – Best management practices loggers use – Types of tree sales, pros and cons of each – Tx considerations – Potential cost sharing opportunities through USDA – Where to get additional information. Follow this link to provide feedback on this video, https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4SzhSpPT8flGTuB YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zXyr-n29FA&feature=emb_logo

FNR Ask the Expert: Pests in Your Woods
Join Purdue Extension specialist Liz Jackson and Elizabeth Barnes, from the department of entomology, as they share about how to recognize current and potential insect pests and diseases that may be affecting the trees in your woods as well as your plants.
https://youtu.be/xbCN8v0MIzE

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