State Chapter Details


State Chapter Dues: $10.00




Bill Hammitt

Marcy Taylor

Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events


Past Events

April 5: Tour of Bohlke Veneer Mill, Fairfield. Bohlke is an international, modern, and large veneer mill that buys some of the best veneer logs in the Midwest. In the afternoon, travel about 30 miles west to south of Oxford, OH. This 80-acre woods, owned by Mr. John Kenny, is part of the Tree Farm Program. The OH Division Of Forestry has been involved with several management practices on the forest, including harvests. An OH Forestry areas forester will discuss management plan, history,  and practices on the forest.

September 30, 2023: A field day is scheduled for Bucyrus, OH at the Brause farm. The tour will:

  • Visit a large, 40-year-old, well managed walnut plantation.
  • Visit an area selectively logged (40 trees removed in 2019.
  • Tour a large, mixed hardwood CRP planting that is about 5 years old.
  • Tour of maple sugar bush and syrup area.
  • Visit forest stand with very large white oaks.

April 22, 2023: Ohio Walnut Field Day, located at the Shaker Tract Tree Farm, Harrison, OH. Topics to be discussed/observed are High density (close spacing) vs low density (open spacing) tree plantings. (Adv. vs Disadvantages), Establishing legumes (green manure fertilization) understory in walnut plantations, Management of mixed plantings of Xmas trees and walnuts.

October 15, 2022: Ohio chapter fall field day. 11 am - ? pm. A visit to Blennerhassett State Park, an Island in the Ohio River near Parkersburg, West Virginia. At 11 AM board a sternwheeler boat at the Parkersburg WV pier, to the Island, where John will discuss the history and growth of many large mature black walnut trees planted around 1935. We will then observe and discuss The Walnut Council supported 2021 experimental research project on the Island. There will be ample time to explore the State Park and the Mansion house on the Island for those so inclined. It should be an enjoyable and educational field day, with lunch among the "BIG WALNUTS". See the flyer and registration information.

April 16, 2022: Ohio chapter spring field day. 9:15 am - 3:00 pm. Fulton Farm, near Aurora, Indiana. Topics include site and soil characteristics, CRP plantings and their management needs, timber stand improvement.

June 5, 2021: Ohio chapter spring field day. 9:30 am - 2:30 pm. Duckworth Farms, State Route 41, Greenfield, Ohio. The Farm consists of about 180 acres, of which the timber lands have been managed for three generations. In 2016, the Duckworth Farms was awarded Ohio Tree Farm of the Year. Registration required in advance, coming soon. The owner and farm manager will speak, as will Ohio Division of Forestry and consulting foresters.

October 5, 2019: Ohio Chapter fall field day, southwestern Ohio 20 miles from Cincinnati. Observe walnut trees ages 1 - 6, and plantations of 36 and 52 years, discuss and demonstrate: plantation design, tree spacing, direct seeding, terminal and corrective pruning, thinning, and native tree management, among other walnut management topics.

April 27, 2019: Ohio Chapter spring field day, Caldwell, Ohio (Southeastern Ohio – Noble County). Morning tour of the Ball-Caldwell house and tree planting, discussing pruning and coppicing. After lunch, walking tour of Spring Hill Woodlands to discuss walnut and oak plantings and discuss management or review TSI or managed oak stands (location weather dependent). See the flyer. See all the details, including agenda, lodging, directions. RSVP required, to bob_ballosu@hotmail.com or 573-268-7262.October 20, 2018: Ohio Chapter fall field day

May 5, 2018: Ohio Chapter spring field day at the Walt Davis and Smith farms near Lebanon and Morrow, OH, 9:30 AM. See the details and register here.