From John Mueller, District Manager, Division of Forestry – Findlay
As our economy changes and reshoring from foreign countries takes place, there are some disruptions in the wood supply. This is leading to mid-west wood and wood box suppliers looking for alternative supply sources. We have received letters in the county from these suppliers looking to come directly to your wooded property and provide you a quote to purchase your trees with a commitment on the spot. Please know that you DO NOT have to commit at that time and you can receive help and advice on this if you prefer. There is competition for your wood and perhaps you could get a better price.
Comment from Sarah – Believe it or not, we have a division of Ohio Forestry over Paulding County. They will be a neutral party in any discussions and make sure that you are not being taken advantage of in these critical decisions. If this is a topic that you would like education on, I would be willing to set up a virtual informational countywide meeting.
Reach out to
John Mueller, District Manager– Division of Forestry- Findlay, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, 952 Lima Avenue, Findlay, OH 45840, Office Number: 419-424-5004, John.Mueller@dnr.state.oh.us,