Bucking Hardwood Logs for Urban Tree Professionals: Sign Up for Nov. 15 Workshop in Bowling Green

October 20, 2011

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Urban foresters and other tree professionals will learn the best ways to utilize tree stems to their highest potential and find better markets at a one-day, hands-on workshop scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Bowling Green, northwest Ohio.

"Bucking Hardwood Logs for Urban Tree Professionals" is a program offered by Ohio State University Extension, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Public Works Complex, 815 East Poe Road, Bowling Green, next to the Wood County Airport.

Registration costs $30 and is due by Nov. 3. To register, fill out the registration form and follow the instructions available at http://go.osu.edu/GNu. For more information about the workshop or registration, call 614-688-3421 or e-mail ohiowoods@osu.edu.

The workshop will be taught by Brain Knox, president of Sustainable Resource Management, which received a grant from the Forest Service's Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry program to promote greater urban tree utilization as part of the Urban Hardwood Recovery Project.

It will incorporate both classroom and outdoor learning in the form of slide shows, demonstrations and hands-on practice. Topics to be covered include hardwood defects, grading and scaling, and expert bucking techniques.

Four category-1 Society of American Foresters (SAF) credits and 3.5 International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) credits are available for attending the workshop.

OSU Extension is the outreach arm of Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Author(s): 
Mauricio Espinoza