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Timber Talk

Posted By Denise Foster, Monday, September 14, 2020


The Lumberman's Outing Has Been Cancelled,
but we still need your help!

While the 2020 Lumberman’s Outing has been cancelled due to COVID-19, donations are still needed to for the Lumberman's Benevolent Fund.

The fund this year has been earmarked for the family of Andrew Byler. Andrew was a logger employed by Millcreek Lumber in Millersburg, OH. He was killed this spring in a tragic logging accident. He leaves behind a wife and 5 children.

Andrew's family still needs your help. In the past, this fundraiser has been instrumental in helping families of the timber industry who have suffered a tragedy. 100% of the proceeds from registration and sponsorship is donated as charity. Without this event, our ability to help Andrew's family is limited.

Since we are unable to conduct this annual fundraiser in the traditional manner, we are requesting sponsorship donations. All sponsors will be recognized in the Ohio Forestry Association Weekly Newsletter and on the website. Your donation is tax deductible as a charitable donation.

Please call OFA @ 888-388-7337 if you wish to be a sponsor. See sponsorship opportunities below. Thanks you for your consideration.

  • Platinum Sponsor - $1500
  • Gold Sponsor - $1000
  • Silver Sponsor - $500
  • Bronze Sponsor - $150

Current sponsors are: A&M Kiln Dry, Berlin Lumber, Butler Wood Products, Millcreek Lumber, Murphy Tractor, Northwest Hardwoods, Pixelle Specialty Solutions, Superior Hardwoods.

Look For This Billboard When
Traveling Through Zanesville

Seen traveling south on Maple Avenue near Bob Evans
and Genesis Hospital.

Beware of Paul Bunyan Show
Vendor List Scam

If you receive an offer to purchase a marketing list from the Paul Bunyan Show it is a scam! OFA does not sell our member contact information, and since the Paul Bunyan Show is open to the public and tickets are sold at the gate, there is no list of show attendees. Do not respond to these requests to purchase lists.

OFA Foundation Announces Open Application
Period for Conservation Education Grant Program September 15 – October 31, 2020

The OFA Foundation has always supported educational projects throughout Ohio. Last year, the Foundation developed a formal grant program to administer the funds they have available.  These grants will generally be small-scale grants designed to assist an organization with a project, with a maximum individual grant amount of $2,500. Applications will be accepted between September 15 and October 31 of each year, with grant awards being selected and announced by December 1 for funding to be used in the following calendar year. See complete details of the grant program, including application details and directions here.  or see the printable application.

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. This week’s newsletter contains an interesting historical article maritime history about the fleets of ships that used to move lumber on intercoastal waterways. See the complete newsletter.

Jerry Perry Obituary

OFA is sad to share the news that we have lost one of our members. Jerry Perry, a long time timber buyer for Crownover Lumber passed away on Wednesday, September 8. Please join us in keeping his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. Calling hours will be held, Monday, September 14 from 6pm - 8pm. Funeral services will be held, Tuesday, September 15 at 10:00 AM at the Garrett-Cadaras Funeral Home in McArthur. View the full obituary.

Ohio Forest Carbon Report

The Forest Resource Association, using data from the USDA Forest Service Inventory and Analysis and the Environmental Protection Agency, have created forest carbon Fact Sheets for each state. These Fact Sheets present the status and trends in forest carbon storage and sequestration. See Ohio’s Forest Carbon Fact Sheet.

#forestproud Update

Forestproud has released their August 2020 Newsletter. It discusses some 2020 Content Production, Metrics 2020, and introduces a few new Block & Tackle short videos. Read about these activities and much more in the newsletter.

East Central Ohio Forestry Association
(ECOFA) Newsletter

Read the East Central Ohio Forestry Association October 2020 Newsletter. This newsletter discusses a recent Board meeting, membership extensions, and an upcoming (Saturday, Oct. 3) field day at the Frink family farm.

Freeze Protection Service from YRC
Special Shipment Handling
When Temperatures Drop

YRC Freight, an OFA Member Benefit Company, offers freeze protection service on outgoing and incoming freight shipments. Read about the services and how to take advantage of them in this flyer.

The Cause of Orange Trees in the Alaska
Range May Surprise You

As the author of this article was traveling through central Alaska this summer, he noticed that the tips of spruce trees all along the Denali Highway were orange. And, when the wind blew, the entire valley glowed an apricot color. Read about this interesting phenomenon and the synergy between two plants that make it all happen.

Upcoming Events
For Details on These and Other Events

In light of the Coronavirus COVID-19 concerns, OFA cancelled all group activities in March, April, and May. In June, we have started rescheduling some CSAW Training classes and BMP classes with PPE and Social Distancing Guidelines.  Watch this area for updates when it is socially and healthfully responsible to start rescheduling Loggers Chapter meetings and other activities.



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