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Posted By Gayla Fleming, Tuesday, July 10, 2018

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 fireproof wood.
Revenge of the Trees!
Many of you may already have seen the video that I have linked to in this article. It explicitly shows why we feel that proper chainsaw safety training is a must for anyone using a chainsaw. From proper PPE to safe notching and felling techniques; from checking all your surroundings to having an escape route; these and more can be the difference between life, injury, or death. But, as you’ll see, you may not be able to negate pure stupidity at times. Hopefully nobody died from the misgivings in these short video clips, but I am sure that there had to be some severe injuries. As you watch this, you will no doubt find some areas of humor. Please look also at the things that could have been done differently to save life, limb, property, and ego. Watch this - Chainsaw doesn't make you a logger.

BWC Monthly Employer Webinar Series
From the office of the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation comes the following information on this month’s employer webinar.

Please join us for the July BWC employer webinar. This month we'll cover information about policy year 2018 renewal (Estimated Annual Premium updates and the annual true-up report), the new Policy Activity Rebate (PAR) Program, our updated website, program updates, Billion Back Rebate and our monthly safety tip.
The webinars will last approximately 20 minutes. You can view the webinars from the comfort of your office or attend in person at one of BWC’s claims offices. By attending in person, you'll have the opportunity to meet with a BWC representative.
Follow the links below if you wish to attend the webinar but not visit an office.

Click here to register to visit your local claims office and view the webinar with BWC staff.
When registering, please provide your name, title, policy number (or company name), phone number and email address. We’ll record this webinar and make it available for future viewing here.
Note: In the Columbus area, the on-site option will be at our BWC OCOSH location, 13430 Yarmouth Drive, Pickerington, Ohio.

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) Introduction Class Being Offered By OSU South Centers

This class will cover Allen-Bradley CompactLogix L32E controllers
Thursday, July 19, 2018, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Ohio State South Centers Endeavor Center
1862 Shyville Road
Piketon, OH 45661

Register Here

Class description - This class will cover all the basics using the Allen-Bradley CompactLogix L32E controllers including troubleshooting and some simple PLC programming. The class will utilize Allen-Bradley PLC's with input and output simulators as well as  Allen-Bradley RSLogix5000 programming software.

Who should attend?

  • Maintenance personnel 
  • Programmers
  • Engineers

Takeaway: Certificate of completion
Cost: $229 until July 15
Deadline to register: July 15 or until we reach capacity (16 people)
Please contact Kelly O’Bryant if you have any questions. 740-289-2071 Ext. 235

Scientists Discover A New Maple Species In A Forest That Time Forgot
A new species of maple, Acer binzayedii, was recently discovered, along with other species of trees and plants dating back to the beginning of the Pliocene era. Read the interesting scientific accounting of this rare forest in Mexico, located in a hidden-away arroyo at nearly 6,000 feet in elevation.,

Pennsylvania Fighting The Spotted Lanternfly Invasion
Our neighbor to the east is fighting against another invasive species that we are hoping does not make its way to Ohio. We have provided information in past editions of the Timber Talk on the Spotted Lanternfly. Here is an article explaining how they are cutting volumes of Ailanthus, in an effort to attract and kill the insect.

Other Upcoming Events:

  • Southern Ohio Loggers Chapter Meeting - July 10
  • Northwest Ohio Loggers Chapter Meeting - July 10  
  • ECOFA Meeting – All You Ever Wanted To Know About Ginseng – July 11
  • Steel Valley Logfers Chapter Meeting - July 12
  • A Day in the Woods - Tree and Shrub Identification - July 13 
  • East Central Ohio Loggers Chapter Meeting - July 16 
  • Beaver Creek Wildlife Area Twighlight Tour and Picnic - July 18
  • OFA/OSAF Summer Meeting - July 24-25

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