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 Timber Pricing and Management Workshop at 4-H Camp Palmer on April 24 from 9:00 am – 2:30 pm. Speakers will include John Mueller, ODNR-Division of Forestry and David Apsley, OSU Extension Forestry Field Specialist. Registration cost for the event includes materials and lunch is $20 per person if registered by April 17, cost after April 17 is $30. Click here for more information about this event including the registration form or call our office 419-337-9210.