Approximately 84 percent of Ohio's forest land is owned by private nonindustrial woodland owners. Each year many of these individuals receive significant income from their woodlands by properly marketing timber. In addition, by following management guidelines in selecting those trees to be harvested and those to leave standing, they improve the health and vigor of their forest as well as its quality for other uses. However, some woodland owners sell their timber for only a fraction of its value because they do not market it properly.
OSU Extension Fulton County is holding a Woodlot/Timber Management webinar for Northwest Ohio farmers on April 24 at 1 p.m. The speaker will be David Apsley, OSU Extension Forestry Field Specialist. Please contact Chris Seiler by Thursday at noon to receive the webinar information.