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Posted By Gayla Fleming, Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Ohio Forestry Association


 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 article on a "Wooden Punch-Buggy Beetle". See the complete newsletter.


OFA Foundation Announces
Conservation Education Grant Program

The OFA Foundation has always supported educational projects throughout Ohio. The Foundation has now 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.


Pallet Enterprise Classifieds

Here is a recent offering of classified ads from Pallet Enterprise. These classifieds consist of machinery, lumber, job openings, etc.



Southern Ohio Forestland Newsletter
(SOFA) for September

 SOFA has put out their September 2019 newsletter. Read all about their activities, their upcoming events schedule, and more. This month’s newsletter includes a recap of their Annual Planning Meeting and a listing of their upcoming schedule of activities. It also includes some good information on black bear sightings and snakebites.


Family Forest Owner Facts


Did you know that there are 290 million acres of family-owned forests in the U.S.? This is just one of the many important facts about the all the privately owned forestland in our country, and the many benefits they offer to society as a whole, that are highlighted in an infographic recently released by the American Forest Foundation. See the entire infographic here.

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Debate Over Trees in Marietta Continues

Several groups of people in Marietta, including volunteer specialist, city residents, and city laborers, are at odds over the care of trees within the city. Each group has their view on how things should be, and this has the city administration and council looking for creative solutions to these problems. Read an article about these concerns, which may not be especially different from concerns in your own community.


Register Now for the 2019 Lumberman's Outing

It is not too late to register for the Lumberman's Outing. Register here.


Upcoming Events
For Details on These and Other Events

  • PVLC Meeting – Monday, September 9 – 7:00 PM – Bainbridge, Ohio
  • SOLC Meeting – Tuesday, September 10 -  7:00 PM – Lucasville, Ohio
  • Lumbermens Outing – Wednesday, September 11 – 9:00 AM – Orrville and Millersburg, Ohio
  • MVLC Meeting – Wednesday, September 11 - 7:00 PM – McConnelsville, Ohio
  • NEOLC Meeting - Wednesday, September 11 - 6:00 PM – Middlefield, Ohio
  • SRVLC Meeting - Thursday, September 19 - 7:00 PM – Wakefield, Ohio
  • Ohio Tree Farm of the Year Tour – Saturday, September 21 – 9:30 AM – Pierpoint, Ohio

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