POMEROY — For anyone thinking about selling timber, the OSU Extension Service says there are several things to consider.
Some of those things will be explored at a 7 to 9 p.m. program on Feb. 27 to be held at the Extension Office at 2802 Davis Ave. in Marietta.
Speakers for the evening will be Dave Apsley, Associate Professor for OSU Extension and Natural Resources Specialist; Eric McConnell, OSU; Stephen Rist , ODNR Forestry; and Dean Sinclair, Washington SWCD.
Residents are cautioned that selling timber isn’t something that woodland owners should take lightly. Decisions made now will not only affect the owner financially, but will alter the course of the woodlot for a long time to come. This program is designed to help residents make decisions that will have a positive influence on them and the woodland.
Topics to be explored will include matching the harvest to goals; marketing timber; reasons to cut trees; deciding which trees to harvest; best management practices; timber harvest planning; developing a contract; Ohio Master Logger program; timber tax basics; and learning where to get help.
For more information call 740-376-7431 or go to http://washington.osu.edu. Click on events and choose Timber Marketing.