Sherwin Institute of Woodland Management

The Sherwin Institute of Woodland Management provides educational opportunities for landowners of small wooded properties and rural woodlots to increase their knowledge of how to properly care for, manage and utilize their land and trees for environmental, ecological, social and economic benefits. The Sherwin Institute functions as a project housed out of Working Woods at the Holden Arboretum, and was created by a generous gift of the Sherwick Foundation.

The Institute’s programs and facilities promote the beauty and importance of trees and other woody plants to create vibrant green communities and native forests within the Great Lakes region.

Upcoming Programs:

Forests for the Future: Adaptive Management Strategies for Landowners

Saturday Oct. 26, 8am to 5pm

Addressing the many challenges of private woodland management can be overwhelming. Learn practical ways to address forest threats and stressors and see how the Holden Arboretum and area park districts are implementing adaptive forest management practices. The program will help landowners:

  • Identify goals and management strategies for their own properties
  • Obtain hands-on tools to better monitor and care for their woodlands
  • Gain an understanding of forest management cost-share programs available and how to apply for them

The program cost is $10 and includes lunch. The workshop will take place at the Arboretum’s Working Woods and includes afternoon field sessions at the Arboretum and Penitentiary Glen in the afternoon. Click here to register.