Registration is being accepted for the spring semester of the General Forestry Correspondence Course, which runs from Feb. 1 to May 20.
A fall semester runs from Sept. 1 to Dec. 15.
Students work from home, using their own wood lot, a friend's lot or a public forest while learning the basics of forestry, forest ecology and forest health in this noncredit course.
Protecting trees from insects, diseases and fire; forest inventory and stand analysis; the forestry business, tax nuances and the sale and harvest of forest products; and developing a management plan for your forest.
The registration fee includes a General Forestry Correspondence Course text notebook, separate appendices packed with resources, and supplemental readings. A certificate of completion is awarded when all assignments are completed.
Information: Nancy Stewart, Wye Research and Education Center, University of Maryland Cooperative Extension, P.O. Box 169, Queenstown 21658; phone, 410-827-8056, ext. 140.