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Timber Talk 12/11/17

Posted By Gayla Fleming, Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Important Notice: OFA's 614 area code phone and fax numbers have changed! The new phone number is 1-888-38-TREES (888-388-7337). The new fax number is 740-452-2552. Please update your records accordingly and change any speed dials you might have set up for us.

Forest Markets Weekly Newsletter
The National Association of State Foresters' Forest Markets Committee releases a Weekly Newsletter full of all things Forestry and Forest Products Industry related. Each week’s newsletter has articles about: Forest Markets, Housing, Working Forests, New Products and Technology, and Renewable Energy. See the complete newsletter here. 
Freezing Trees to Find Answers
Remember the severe ice storm that hit southern Ohio a decade and a half ago? That, of course, was unleashed by mother nature. Scientists in New Hampshire are unleashing their own version of an ice storm in order to study their long term affects on the overall forest. Read about this interesting research in the article from the Morning Ag Clips Newsletter.
Southern Ohio Forestland Newsletter (SOFA) for December
SOFA has put out their December 2017 newsletter. Read all about their activities, their upcoming events schedule, and more here.   
Wayne National Forest Approves Community Mountain Bike Trail in Athens County
The Wayne National Forest recently announced the approval to develop a single track mountain biking trail system in Athens County. The Baileys Mountain Bike Trail System will consist of 88 miles of trail, designed for riders with varying levels of biking skills. Read about the details, locations, and multiple partners involved in this project in this news release.
Welcome New OFA Members!
The Ohio Forestry Association would like to welcome the following new association members that came on board in November of this year. New Members, please don’t hesitate to contact myself or anyone else at OFA to let us know if we are meeting your needs and expectations.

Randy Bates, Murphy Tractor & Equipment of Cambridge, Ohio
John Kehn, ODNR Division of Forestry, of Newbury, Ohio
Pennsylvania Forestry Association (PFA) December e-Newsletter
For those of you on Ohio’s eastern border, you may be interested in some of the information in the December 2017 e-newsletter. This issue highlights issues with Spotted Lanternfly, and introduces their new Executive Director.
Canadian Research on EAB Shows Promise
Researchers at the Laurentian Forestry Center in Quebec City, are researching various methods for controlling the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). One involves tree DNA tweaking to enhance EAB detection, and another focuses on the ability of a fungus to actually kill the borers. Read about the research in the article from the “National Observer”. 
“State of America’s Forests” Website Launched
Earlier this month, the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities announced the launch of an interactive website that tells the story of America’s forests. Visitors to the website will able to gain a basic understanding concerning the state of America’s forests, or they can dive deeper into the data to gain more comprehensive insights. See the full press release, or visit the website

Upcoming Events:

  • SEOLC Meeting - 12/13/17 - 7:00 PM - Jackson, Ohio
  • NEOLC Meeting - 12/13/17 - 5:30 PM - Middlefield, Ohio
  • SOFA Christmas Dinner & Annual Business Meeting - 12/14/17 - Lake White Club, Waverly, Ohio
  • NWOLC Meeting - 1/2/18 - 6:00 PM
  • SOLC Meeting - 1/9/18 - 7:00 PM - Lucasville, Ohio
  • NWOLC Meeting - 1/9/18 - 6:00 PM
  • MVLC Meeting - 1/10/18 - 7:00 PM - FOE, McConnellsville, Ohio
  • SVLC Meeting - 1/18/18 - 5:30 PM - Denoon Lumber, Bergholz, Ohio
  • Best Management Practices - 3/22/18 - Scioto Trails
  • Chainsaw Level 1 - 3/23/18 - Scioto Trails
  • Lumber Grading Short Course - 6/4/18 - 6/7/18 - Yoder Lumber, Millersburg

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