Workshop offers woodland management, marketing ideas

May 5, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A workshop for woodland owners looking to improve their management and marketing of trees takes place at two Indiana locations this month.

Tree Marking and Marketing will be May 16 at the Marion campus of Ivy Tech and May 23 at the Whitley County fairgrounds. Each workshop runs from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern time.

"The workshop will help private woodland owners who are considering selling timber," said Don Carlson, Purdue University forester. He said timber and wood manufacturing markets are adjusting with the tough economic times.

Workshop topics include knowing what factors to consider when a forester marks trees for harvest, the processes of timber marketing, factors that influence timber prices and ways that a professional forester can help the marketability of timber for the buyer and seller.

"The program is intended to help woodland owners better understand their options in selling timber while maintaining the beauty, economic potential, recreational value, and wildlife habitat of their woodlands by using sound management practices and encouraging the use of professional forester," Carlson said.

Registration is $10 per person and is due by May 11. For more information and a registration form, visit  

Ivy Tech Marion is at 261 S. Commerce Drive. The Whitley County fairgrounds is at 680 Squawbuck Road, Columbia City.

Writer: Jeanne Gibson, 765-494-8402,  

Source: Don Carlson, 812-795-2764,

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