How do I keep it healthy? When should I sell my timber and to whom? Maybe I need some help. Forest management is complex and there is often a need for professional assistance.
Timber is a renewable resource but the value of timber with other land uses is often overlooked. Many people do not effectively utilize timber management practices such as controlling grape vines, excessive tree competition, and invasive plants.
In addition, the choice of how and when to harvest timber has long reaching effects. These sessions will benefit anyone wanting to better understand their options in managing woodlands.
There will be a three session Moonlight Forestry Course at St. John's United Church of Christ, East of State Road 59 on SR 42, south side. Address is 3456 E SR 42, Center Point.
The dates, times and speakers are as follows:
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009 - Session 1:
General Introduction to Forestry-Ralph Johnson and Don Carlson-Purdue University Forester, Jeremiah Lemmons-IDNR District Forester
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - Session 2:
Invasive Insects-Jodie Ellis-Purdue University Entomology Department
Invasive Plants-Spencer Goehl-Eco Logic Co out of Bloomington
March 24, 2009 - Session 3:
Intro to Timber Marketing and Sales-Jeremiah Lemmons-IDNR District Forester
Timber Markets and Marketing Strategies-Stu Haney-consulting forester from Riley and Shaun Cook-CC Cook and Son Lumber Co in Reelsville
The fee for the Moonlight Forestry Course is $20 per person or $25 per couple. The registration Deadline is Feb. 20, 2009. Make checks payable to Clay County SWCD, and send to 955 W Craig Ave, Brazil, Ind., 47834.
Include your name, address, phone number and email address.
If you have questions please call the Clay County Soil & Water Conservation District at 812-448-1108 ext 3. Space is limited so early registration is recommended.
The Moonlight Forestry Course is sponsored by, Clay County Soil & Water Conservation District, Vigo County Soil & Water Conservation District, Purdue University-Department of Forestry, Natural Resources and Entomology, IDNR-Division of Forestry, Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center-USDA Forest Service Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Sycamore Trails RC&D, Eco Logic LLC, Haney Forestry, LLC, Purdue Cooperative Extension Clay & Vigo Counties and CC Cook and Son Lumber Co.