It can be difficult for forest owners to understand how to best manage a woods to keep it healthy and protect a long-term investment. It's also important to understand when to sell that timber investment - and to whom.
Cooincidentally, the best management practices that can improve timber investments can also improve water quality and wildlife habitat.
The Busseron Creek Watershed Partnership and the Partnership for Turtle Creek, along with the organizations listed at right, are sponsoring a Moonlight Forestry Workshop. The workshop consists of three evening sessions and one field day.
$20.00 / person or $25.00 per couple. Download flyer with registration form and map.
Session 1 - September 8th
- Purdue University foresters Ron Rathfon and Don Carlson.
- General introduction to forestry
- Forest management utilizing timber stand improvement/tree planting practices
- Tree improvement within the woodlot.
Sesson 2 - September 22nd
- Jodie Ellis, Purdue Department of Entomology and Spencer Goehl, EcoLogic LLC
- Invasive insects
- Invasive plant species
Session 3 - October 6th
- Jeremiah Lemmons, IDNR District Forester and Stu Haney, consulting forester / timber buyer
- Timber Markets
- Marketing Strategies
- Making forests profitable without compromising productivity
Field Day - Saturday October 10th
Hands-on management practice demonstration