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Timber Talk 9//25/17

Posted By Gayla Fleming, Tuesday, September 26, 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.

Paul Bunyan Show – October 6, 7, 8, 2017
The 2017 version of the Paul Bunyan Show, presented by Husqvarna, is right around the corner. It will he held for the 12th consecutive year at the Guernsey County Fairgrounds in Old Washington, Ohio. The show grounds will be packed with exhibitors looking to provide you with the perfect opportunity to check out their equipment and compare it to others on the grounds. It is also a great place and time to strike up a good deal on something that you want or need.

All of the usual events will be taking place including; Lumberjack Competitions, Log Loader Competition, Skid Steer Rodeo, Log Truck Show, Portable Sawmill Shootout, Great Lakes Timber Show, Educational Seminars, Equipment Demonstrations, Chainsaw Carvers, Chainsaw Carvings, Live Music from Barefoot McCoy, great Food Vendors, and other happenings.

One new exhibit this year at the Show is House-O-Saws, an antique chainsaw exhibit and demonstration. If you want to see chainsaws that you, your dad, or your grandfather used 50 or 60 years ago, this exhibit will be the place to see them in operation. House-O-Saws will be doing live cutting demos with some of their many antique saws at scheduled times throughout the 3 days.

For all the details and a complete schedule for the show, visit this link on the OFA website. See you there!

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 has a few interesting articles on new products being developed around the globe using wood, or wood derived materials. Examples include: Wood Pulp Beer Bottles, Plastic Laminates, and Wood Pulp Balls to Clean Oil Spills See this week’s complete newsletter here

Northeast Ohio Forestry Association (NEOFA) Newsletter
is the September 2017 edition of the NEOFA newsletter. It contains information about their next meeting topic, which will be a panel discussion on tree planting, moderated by consulting forester, Jim Elze.

Chainsaw Training at the Farm Science Review
For the second consecutive year, the Ohio Forestry Association joined with OSU Extension to offer chainsaw training demonstrations to landowners at the Farm Science Review. This took place last week on the Gwynne Conservation Area grounds on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Demonstrations in chainsaw sharpening, maintenance, fuels, safety equipment, and safe cutting and tree felling techniques were provided by our partners in this event, including: Husqvarna, Endors Arborist & Rope Supply, Hocking College, and Ohio Division of Forestry.

Master Logger Recertification at the Paul Bunyan Show
Anyone needing recertification classes for the Master Logging Company Program will have the opportunity to do so at the Paul Bunyan Show on Friday, October 6, 2017. If you attend this session, you will meet the 3-year training recertification requirements for the program. Register here.

** Last Chance to Sign Up** Lumber Grading Course Short Course in Southern Ohio October 2-6
The National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA), in cooperation with the Ohio Forestry Association (OFA), the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth (APEG), and OSU Extension, will be conducting a Lumber Grading Short Course at the OSU South Centers in Piketon, Ohio, October 2-5, 2017, followed by a 1 day Yield Analysis Course on October 6. More details and on-line registration for this course can be found here.

USDA Announces Grants to Support Bio Economy
 $21.1 Million – The U. S. Department of Agriculture, through its National Institute of Food and Agriculture program, announced 6 grants that are designed to support the development of new jet fuel, bio-based products and biomaterials from renewable sources. One grant, totaling $2.75 Million was awarded to the Ohio State University. Read the entire press release from the Morning Ag Clips daily newsletter

Dovetail Partners August “Outlook” Newsletter
The September issue of Dovetail Partners “Outlook” newsletter contains information on “Understanding Organic Certification Standards and their application to Forest Products” , as well as other informative topics . This edition can be viewed here. "The Outlook" is the monthly e-newsletter of Dovetail Partners, Inc, a 501c3 non-profit corporation.

Monthly Housing Starts Data & Commentary
Following are two links to the Virginia Tech - U.S. Forest Service housing market commentaries for July 2017.  These files contain in-depth data and comments on the U.S. housing market. Part 1: Main Report, Part 2: Economic Conditions Report . The housing report is a free service of Virginia Tech, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and the U.S. Forest Service.  The reports are intended to help gauge future business activity.

Upcoming Events:

  • Lumber Grading Short Course – 10/2 – 10/6, 2017 – OSU South Centers, Piketon, Ohio
  • Paul Bunyan Show – 10/6–8/17 – Guernsey County Fairgrounds
  • Master Logger Recertification Class – 10/6/17 – Paul Bunyan Show, Guernsey County Fairgrounds
  • PVLC Loggers Chapter Meeting – 10/9/17 – 7:00 PM, Bainbridge, Ohio
  • SEOLC Loggers Chapter Meeting – 10/11/17 – 7:00 PM, Jackson, Ohio
  • Tree Farm of the Year Tour – 10/21/17 – 10:00 AM – Hepatica Falls Tree Farm, Tippecanoe, Ohio
  • Best Management Practices – Fall 8-Hour Session – 10/26/17 – Scioto Trail State Forest, Chillicothe, Ohio
  • Chainsaw Level 1 – Fall 8-Hour Session – 10/27/17 – Scioto Trail State Forest, Chillicothe, Ohio

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