North Carolina Forestry Association 

News Update

 April 26, 2013
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Consulting Forester Bill Dryman instructs tree measurement during the NCFA's Forestry & Environmental Camp that was held earlier this week in Greensboro with sixth grade students from Kernodle Middle School.
News Update   


Forestry & Environmental Camp Held in Greensboro
The NCFA's Forestry Camp was held this past week in Greensboro for three days, Monday through Wednesday.  Sixth grade students from Kernodle Middle School participated in two day of instruction and then put what they had learned to the test in a series of tests.  The Pecan Team absorbed the most information and took first place honors. 
"The teachers were really pleased with the camp," explained NCFA Executive Vice President Bob Schaefer.  "This school has been a part of our program from the beginning and they look forward to it each year.  We appreciate all of our members who took time out of their schedules to volunteer to teach."  
The NCFA is still working re-establishing the Forestry Camp in Wilkes County and will also coordinate a Forestry Camp in Wilmington.  Both of those camps will take place in the fall. 
NCFA Supports House Bill 628
The NCFA has expressed its supports of House Bill 628 that is scheduled to be introduced next week at the NC General Assembly.  The bill, entitled Protect/Promote NC Lumber, seeks to level the playing field for North Carolina grown wood and manufactured products as it pertains to the LEED building standard.  The NCFA will be visiting with NC House members next week to explain the association's position

The NCFA's ProLogger  Program Graduates 48 In Kinston 

The NCFA's ProLogger program, under the direction of the NCFA's Vice President, Jack Swanner, graduated 48 new ProLoggers in Kinston today upon completing the three day course that started on Wednesday. 


"This was a great group of loggers," stated Jack Swanner.  "We once again got great support from our training partners, making the class interesting and informative.  Thanks to our sponsors, Weyerhaeuser and Georgia-Pacific, for helping make it a first-class event."


After two days of classroom instruction and discussions, the group visited an active logging job to review safety standards from OSHA personnel, FPG and BMP review as it pertain to water quality from NC Forest Service, and proper felling technique from Forestry Mutual's Bryan Wagner.

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Forestry Mutual's Bryan Wagner reviews proper felling techniques and safety measures after dropping a pine tree.


WNC Timber Conference Scheduled for May 30, 2013

The Western North Carolina Timber Conference will take place on Thursday, May 30, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Mountain Horticulture Research and Extension Center, Fletcher, NC.   The annual WNC Timber Conference costs $20 and you must pre-register by contacting Steve Henson at or by (828) 506-4786.


Plans for Annual Meeting in New Bern Taking Shape

The NCFA's Annual Meeting Committee met earlier in the month to discuss and plan the association's upcoming Annual Meeting scheduled for October 2-4, 2013 in New Bern. The meeting is titled, "Dynamic Markets & Sustainable Opportunities" and will discuss how markets, both traditional and new, will be impacting the state's forests. Registration materials will be sent to the membership in June.

ProLogger Business/Safety Update   


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A new ProLogger class graduated in Kinston this afternoon.  The NCFA appreciates all of the assistance from its training partners and event sponsors.
Module 13 Training 

The required annual training for 2013, Module 13, is now underway.  A complete listing of classes is included in this update and will be posted on the NCFA's website.  All ProLogger information can be found by clicking on the ProLogger button on the home page of the NCFA's website,


Once class rosters are submitted to the NCFA office, they are entered into the database and posted online ASAP.  If you have taken the Module 13 class, you can check your status at any time through the search function.


Module 13 Training Calendar

4/29   5:00 PM    GP Dudley CNS Training Room, Dudley

5/3    12:00 PM   Edwards Wood Products, Liberty Mill, Liberty 

5/17  12:00 PM   Domtar Paper Company, Bennettsville, SC 

5/21   5:30 PM    McDowell CC, Marion

6/25   6:00 PM    Roaring River VFD, Roaring River


If you are hosting a class, please e-mail Chris Brown at so your class can be added to this list.


ProLogger Base Class

The Safety, Logging and Transportation Committee has established two dates for the ProLogger base course for 2013.  The first class in Kinston was completed his week.  The second class will take place in June in Winston-Salem. 


June 12-14, 2013 at Forsyth Community College in Winston-Salem

Upcoming Events
NC Tree Farm Workshop, Friday, May 3, 2013 at the Windsor Crossroads Community Building in Yadkin County.


Pine Seedlings Genetics:  Wilson County Landowner Workshop, Wednesday May 8, 2013.  Wilson County Agricultural Extension Building, 806 Goldsboro Street Extension, Wilson, NC   27893  Reservations Required: Call Wilson County Agricultural Extension @ (252) 237-0111 no later than May 6. 


WNC Timber Conference, Thursday, May 30, 2013, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Mountain Horticulture Research and Extension Center, Fletcher, NC.   The annual WNC Timber Conference costs $20 and you must pre-register by contacting Steve Henson at or by (828) 506-4786.


Working Together for Longleaf and Prescribed Fire:  A workshop that will take place on August 27-28, 2013 in Wilmington, NC.  The meeting is sponsored by the NC Prescribed Fire Council and the NC Longleaf Coalition.   


2013 Mid-Atlantic Logging & Biomass Expo
September 20-21, 2013 - Smithfield-Selma Area 


2013 NCFA Annual Meeting  

October 2-4, 2013 - Doubletree Hilton Riverfront in New Bern. The room rate for NCFA members is $139. 


North Carolina Wood Exports Conference, November 13-15, 2013 at New Bern Riverfront Convention Center, New Bern, NC.   


Links to TreeLine

If you are interested in seeing the monthly edition of TreeLine online, you can click the appropriate month that you wish to see under the Latest TreeLine Issues tab on the right column of this e-newsletter.

NCFA Committee Meeting Dates on Horizon
NCFA Board of Directors
October 4, 2013 - Doubletree by Hilton, New Bern, NC


May 15, 2013 - NCFA Office, Raleigh, NC
August 21, 2013 - NCFA Office, Raleigh, NC

November 13, 2013 - NCFA Office, Raleigh, NC


Safety, Logging & Transportation (SLTC) 
August 7, 2013 - Smithfield Chamber of Commerce, Smithfield, NC 
November 6, 2013 - Drake Landing, Fuquay-Varina, NC

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