U of I Extension offers April 29 program about ‘Harvesting Illinois Timber’
From press release
University of Illinois Extension-Winnebago County office will host a program on “Harvesting Illinois Timber” at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 29. Jay C. Hayek, University of Illinois Extension Forestry Specialist, will offer details on this commonly sold, but poorly understood commodity. Topics covered include timber marketing, quality, tree species and market demand, common timber sales mistakes, timber sale contracts, administration and taxation, and short- and long-term forest management objectives.
The sale of hardwood timber is a multi-million-dollar industry in Illinois. With more than 170,000 forest landowners controlling more than 4 million acres of forest land, it is vitally important to provide technical resources to the caretakers of our state’s greatest renewable resource. This hour-and-a-half presentation will focus on the details of marketing and selling standing timber that plague many landowners who engage in the sale of standing timber. The ultimate goal of this seminar is to make woodland owners aware that selling timber is much more involved than simply shaking hands with the first logger who shows up at the doorstep. There is a $5 fee to participate; pre-registration is required.
This program will be presented through the University’s long-distance learning Telenet System, which allows University educators and specialists to give presentations to multiple Extension offices throughout the state via PowerPoint presentations, with the opportunity for live questions at the end of the program.
To pre-register for this program or for additional information, visit www.extension.illinois.edu/winnebago or call U of I Extension-Winnebago County at (815) 986-4357.
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