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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Planning for a Successful Timber Harvest - for Woodland Owners in southeastern Ohio

Feb 7, 2015, 9:00am - 3:30pm
OSU Extension - Ross County office, 475 Western Ave, Chillicothe
Chris Bruynis, OSU Extension - Ross County

Selling timber isn’t something that woodland owners should take lightly. Ohio State University Extension, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (divisions of Forestry and Soil and Water), Glatfelter, and Ohio’s State Implementation Committee of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative are offering a program designed to help woodland owners understand the process of planning for a timber harvest.

Topics covered will include:

  • Ohio’s forest resources and forest industry
  • The role of timber harvesting in woodlot management
  • The basics of harvesting and marketing timber
  • Best management practices for minimizing erosion from timber harvests
  • The basics of timber sale contracts and timber taxes
  • Call Before You Cut (; 1-877-424-8288) and other resources available to help woodland owners with the process of harvesting timber

Five Ohio Forest Tax Law Program continuing education credits have been requested for this program. Space is limited, so register by February 3 – A registration fee of $30 includes lunch and handouts.