Forest Management for the Private Woodland Owner

  • 03/03/2016
  • 6:00 PM
  • 04/21/2016
  • 9:00 PM
  • Rockville, Indiana

A course entitled “Forest Management for the Private Woodland Owner” will be offered to assist private landowners in becoming more knowledgeable managers of their woodland property.  The course will be held on 8 evenings beginning March 3, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Parke County Fairgrounds, 1472 N US Hwy 41, Rockville, IN.  There will also be two Saturday morning field trips scheduled on March 12th and April 16th to practice tree identification and observe woodland management practices.

Class topics include tree identification, forest biology and ecology, forest management planning and practices, managing woodland taxation, timber marketing, forest wildlife management, and where to find help with your woodland management questions.  The registration includes a flash drive with an electronic copy of reference materials, class handouts, and a tree measuring stick for $49.

The course will emphasize an introduction to forest management principles that landowners can apply on their properties.  If you own woodlands, sell timber occasionally, manage a tree plantation, or are considering some woodland investment, this class may be of great benefit to you.  Beginning with the basics of tree identification and how a tree grows, the class will explore the biology and management of forest resources that support the diverse environmental and economic benefits our forests provide, including thousands of jobs in Indiana’s forest-based businesses.

Registration for this workshop, sponsored by the Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, & the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service, will extend through February 26, 2016 or until the class maximum of 40 attendees is reached. For more information contact Lenny Farlee at (765) 494-2153 or by email at 

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