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Timber marketing program planned

Monday, March 3, 2003

Owners of forest land can get answers to many questions at a workshop on Thursday at Clinton, Ind. The "Timber Marketing and Harvesting for Woodland Owners" program is a continuing education workshop coordinated by Purdue Extension and sponsored by the Extension Bi-State Ag Program Group.

Forest landowners have many questions. Is this a good time to sell timber? Are my trees ready to sell? How do I decide which trees to cut and which to leave? Who buys trees? How do I sell them? Can I advertise my trees for sale? How do I assure my woods will not be damaged too much getting the logs out? Will I need to do anything after the harvest to prepare for a future sale? What help can I get to do this right?

All these topics and more will be addressed in this workshop. The program will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cinergy/PSI Building on North Main Street, Clinton. Purdue Extension Forester Ron Rathfon will lead the workshop.

Late registrations will be accepted through Wednesday. To register, call (765) 569-3176 or send e-mail to spelbrin@purdue.edu. A registration fee of $15 includes information and refreshments.

The Cinergy/PSI building is about 2 miles north of the Clinton on Main Street. From U.S. 41, take SR 163 across the Wabash River and turn north on Main Street. From SR 63, turn east by the concrete plant about 1 mile north of the flasher light at South Vermillion High School, cross the railroad tracks, and go south one mile to the building.

The workshop is being conducted in cooperation with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and Sycamore Trails RC&D Forestry Committee.

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