Timber Harvesting –Things to Consider’ offered at Zaleski State Forest (ODNR Complex) on September 14

Properly restored logging skid trail

In addition to providing much needed income, a timber harvest is a tool that you can utilize to help you achieve a wide range of goals from improving forest health to enhancing wildlife habitat.   However, without proper planning and implementation, harvests can have long-term negative consequences for your woodland and for your family’s ability to earn a sustainable income from your property in the future.

Timber Harvesting-Things to Consider, a program designed to help you make informed decisions about harvesting timber, will take place at the Zaleski – ODNR Complex on September 14.  If you are thinking about selling timber in the future, consider attending this workshop where you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn how to make sure that your timber harvest is compatible with your goals
  • Obtain information on how to market and sell your timber to ensure that you receive a competitive price
  • Understand where to get help with planning and implementation of your timber harvest.
  • Visit properly planned and implemented timber harvests at Zaleski State Forest
  • Learn about Call Before You Cut (1-877-424-8288 or http://callB4Ucut.com) and other available resources

The program starts at 9:00 AM and ends at 3:30 PM.   A registration fee of $12 will cover the cost of lunch and program materials.  Please RSVP by calling OSU Extension Vinton County at 740-596-5212, or email Dave Apsley at apsley.1@osu.edu by September 10. The Zaleski ODNR Complex is located at 29371 Wheelabout Road, McArthur, Ohio 45651.

Directions to Zaleski ODNR complex: ZaleskiDrivingMapRevised4-13-15PDF-26r6cke

Parking information and Aerial image of Zaleski- ODNR complex: Zaleski ODNR Complex Aerial (002)-1fe4042

“A DAY in the WOODS” and the “2nd Friday Series” are sponsored by the Education and Demonstration Subcommittee of the Vinton Furnace State Forest.  The principal partners in this effort include Ohio State University Extension, ODNR-Divisions of Forestry and Wildlife, U.S. Forest Service, Vinton County Soil and Water Conservation District, National Wild Turkey Federation, Glatfelter, Ohio Tree Farm Committee, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Hocking College, The Ohio Bird Conservation Initiative, the Ruffed Grouse Society, and Ohio’s SFI Implementation Committee.

Since 2012, “A DAY in the WOODS” has offered 56 programs with more than 2,000 participants attending. More than 100 natural resources professionals have delivered these programs to woodland owners and enthusiast just like you.  Be sure to mark your 2018 calendar so you are sure not to miss any of these great opportunities to spend A DAY in the WOODS:

  • Timber Harvesting Things to Consider, September 14, Zaleski State Forest – ODNR Complex
  • Fall Treasures in Your Woodland-Fungi, Lichens and More, October 12 – Vinton Furnace State Forest
  • Woodland Wildlife Habit, November 9 – Vinton Furnace State Forest

2018 A DAY in the WOODS-2nd Friday Brochure: A DAY in THE WOODS 2018 Brochure – Low Res-wyeaef


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