Upcoming Workshops

WOODLAND STEWARDS: A REGIONAL EXTENSION PROGRAM FOR LANDOWNERS

February 06, 2020, February 06, 2020 07:00 pm - February 28, 2020, February 28, 2020 08:30 pm
Location: Virginia Cooperative Extension Office, Pelham Street 24, Warrenton, Virginia

Virginia Tech is holding a Woodland Stewards program, designed to empower woodland owners to promote environmental and forest health through increased awareness, experience and access to resources. All presenters are live, but remotely presented. VDOF Foresters and VCE Extension agents are present to lead discussion. This course is part of a woodland owner education series being offered across the southern region.

Thursdays 7 pm to 8:30 pm EST

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For more information, contact:
Sharon Broyles, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 540-341-7950 ext. 0
Tim Mize,
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February 6th, 2020

Woodland Management: What is Right for You and Your Woodland?

Managing your woodlands to grow healthy forests and produce revenue depends on making the right choices for your location. Selecting the right trees to plant depends on many biological factors of your land such as the range of soil types and the climate. There are other factors that may limit your trees’ growth too, such as sunlight, water availability and temperature. Planting and management choices are also influenced by the financial aspects of the current and potential future markets. This session will help woodland owners to understand how stand dynamics and market considerations are used in the application of management.

February 13th, 2020

Understanding the Financial Aspects of Woodland Management

This session provides an overview of financial factors that affect your woodland management such as when to re-plant, when to thin, when to harvest, when to use cost-share programs and more.

Your woodlands are not just for enjoyment but can also be a source of revenue for you and your family. Financial decisions that you make today will have ramifications for your timber property for years to come. Learn more about what you need to know to make sound financial decisions. This session provides an overview of financial factors that affect your woodland management such as when to re-plant, when to thin, when to harvest, when to use cost-share programs and more.

February 20th, 2020

More than Timber: Income Opportunities from Non-timber Forest Products

There are a range of possibilities to generate income from your woodlands that depend on your location, forest type and more, that are compatible with timber management too. In this session learn more about the opportunities to generate income from your woodlands.

While selling timber from your woodlands may be a great revenue source, it is not the only option for income. There are a range of possibilities to generate income from your woodlands that depend on your location, forest type and more, that are compatible with timber management too. For some areas, pine straw can be a revenue source while other woodlands may be ‘farmed’ for medicinal plants and more. In this session learn more about the opportunities to generate income from your woodlands.

February 27th, 2020

Launching your Woodland Legacy: Intact, In Forest and In Family Ownership

Most woodland owners cite legacy as one of their main reasons for owning land, and a large majority express concern over their ability to keep the land intact. This session is designed to help you find the best way to pass this legacy intact to your heirs.

The love of your land, your management ethic, your desire to see your property remain intact, in forest, and in family ownership – these are components of your woodland legacy. Most woodland owners cite legacy as one of their main reasons for owning land, and a large majority express concern over their ability to keep the land intact. This session is designed to help you find the best way to pass this legacy intact to your heirs.

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