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Posted By Denise Foster, Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Forest Markets Weekly Newsletters
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 that talks about healthy trees and forests being a great cure for what ails the Chesapeake Bay. This article could be used as a blueprint for Lake Erie and the Ohio River, which suffer from some of the same issues as the Chesapeake Bay. See the complete newsletter.                    


“Dogwood Does it Again—Distorting the Truth About Biomass”
This is the title of a response by Biomass101 to an opinion piece published in The Hill on March 21, 2019. The opinion piece was written by the Dogwood Alliance and offers misinformation regarding the carbon-neutrality of forest based biomass. Biomass101 frequently responds to opinion pieces like this one by “red-lining” the pieces with correct information. In this particular piece, Biomass101 worked with the Forest Resource Association and other partners to develop the response. You can read the initial opinion piece with red-line response here.  


How Tree Diversity Affects Invasive Forest Pests
A researcher with the USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station lead a broad-scale study of U.S. forest data to try and determine the relationship between the number of native tree species in a forest versus the number of non-native forest pests. The study found a relationship, but not a simple, linear one. Read the report on this research in an article recently published in the Morning Ag Clips Newsletter.



Wayne National Forest Recreation Trails Open April 15
The Wayne National Forest’s recreation season begins in April, with trails, campgrounds and permits becoming available to the public on various dates throughout the month. See the news release for details.



Walnut Council Spring Field Day and Business Meeting
The Ohio Chapter of the Walnut Council is planning their Spring Field Day and Business meeting for April 27, 2019 in Caldwell, Ohio. The registration fee is $10 for members and $15 for non-members, and includes coffee, juice, doughnuts, box lunch, soft drink and water. See the  announcement that contains the registration form, agenda, and details of the tour sites and travel directions.


Nitrogen's Path Affects More Forests Than Suspected
This is the title of a recent article in the Morning Ag Clips Newsletter discussing how nitrogen moves through the soil and into streams in wooded environments. One interesting finding of the research that this article refers to, was the fact that sometimes nitrogen moves too fast through the forest for the plants to take hold of and use this beneficial element. See more interesting information on this topic. 


Ohio Forest Tax Law (OFTL) Training Workshop for Plan Writers
This workshop and training is designed for foresters with a bachelor’s degree in forestry who want to be on the ODNR Division of Forestry’s list of consulting foresters who are eligible to write OFTL plans or foresters who are ACF or SAF Certified Foresters interested in writing OFTL plans. This training will be conducted in Columbus on April 15, 2019. See the OFTL training flyer for details and registration information.


Southern Ohio Forestland Newsletter (SOFA) for April
SOFA has put out their April 2019 newsletter. Read all about their activities, their upcoming events schedule, and more. This month’s newsletter talks about their upcoming meeting with guest speaker, Jeremy Scherf, talking about Camp Canopy.


Upcoming Events:

  • PVLC Meeting – Monday, April 8, 2019 – 7:00 PM – Bainbridge, Ohio
  • SEOLC Meeting – Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – 7:00 PM – Jackson, Ohio
  • MVLC Meeting – Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – 7:00 PM – McConnelsville, Ohio
  • ECOLC Meeting – Monday, April 15, 2019 – 7:00 PM 
  • SVLC Meeting – Thursday, April 18, 2019 – 5:30 PM – Bergholz, Ohio

 

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