FORESTRY
Woodland Owner Notes eNewsletter
October 2019
Recovering from the storm: Resources for Woodland and Forest Landowners
Hurricane season is still in full swing, and it's important to be prepared. Hurricanes can cause significant damage to forest and timber land through wind and flooding. The first priority is to make sure you and your family are safe, and after the storm, assessment of the timber can begin. Click here to find resources to help you recover.
Income Tax Deduction on Timber and
Landscape Tree Loss from Casualty
Did your timber or landscape trees suffer damage from Hurricane Dorian? These trees destroyed by storms are
“casualty losses” that may allow the property owners
to take a deduction on their federal income tax returns. The key for most cases is to figure out the “adjusted basis” of the timber. Read on to learn more about potential deductions.
Developing Wildlife-Friendly Pine Plantations
Do you have a favorite memory with wildlife on your property? Landowners can benefit from wildlife in a number of ways, and we have some suggestions on how to develop wildlife-friendly pine plantations. Check out this Working with Wildlife guide to learn more and create opportunities for more memories.
Photo: Forest2Market
Five (and a half) Factors That Impact Timber Prices
Forest2Market recently released an article looking into different factors that can impact timber prices in the US south. These variables change frequently which leads to complexity in the wood market. Read the full article here to learn more about these factors.
Coming Events of Interest to Woodland Owners

October 9, 2019 (W), 1-2pm, Oak decline in the United States. Webinar address: forestrywebinars.net. Oak decline is a slow-acting disease complex that involves the interaction of biotic and abiotic factors such as climate, site quality and advancing tree age. This webinar will provide a general overview of symptoms, range, impact and possible management strategies for oak decline in the U.S. Details can be found on the website, no registration is required. Webinar is Eastern time.

October 14, 2019 (Mon), 9am-3:30pm, Environmental Education for K-8 Educators: Project Learning Tree. Location: Singletary Lake State Park, Kelly, NC. Join other K-8 classroom and nonformal educators as we explore activities in the Project Learning Tree K-8 Curriculum Guide. This workshop qualifies for Criteria I or II in the EE Certification Program (K-8). Registration is required and the deadline to register is October 9th, contact Amy Bernhardt to register and if you have any questions.

October 17, 2019 (Th), N.C. Tree Farm Program Annual Meeting. Location: Jordan Lumber Company in Mt. Gilead. Come along for a tour of the mill while it’s in operation and learn about the sustainable forest management practices on the company’s 73,000 acres of timberland. Save the date! Visit the N.C. Tree Farm website to learn more.

November 2, 2019 (Sat), 10am-2:30pm, Prescribed Fire Education Day and Demonstration. Location: Lake Norman State Park, NC. Join local fire and forestry professionals to learn all about prescribed fire! The day will include a provided lunch, educational activities, and a live prescribed fire demonstration. Registration information will be posted on the Extension Forestry calendar when available. 

November 2, 2019 (Sat), 10am-2:30pm, Prescribed Fire Education Day and Demonstration. Location: Hanging Rock State Park, NC. Join local fire and forestry professionals to learn all about prescribed fire! The day will include a provided lunch, educational activities, and a live prescribed fire demonstration. Registration information will be posted on the Extension Forestry calendar when available. 

November 6, 2019 (Th), 9am-3:30pm, Environmental Education for K-8 Educators: Project Learning Tree. Location: Guilford College, Greensboro, NC. Join other K-8 classroom and nonformal educators as we explore activities in the Project Learning Tree K-8 Curriculum Guide. This workshop qualifies for Criteria I or II in the EE Certification Program (K-8). Registration is required and the deadline to register is October 30th, click here to register. Contact Renee Strnad with questions.

November 7, 2019 (Th), 9:30am-4pm, ForestHer Workshop: Managing Your Woodlands. Location: Pittsboro, NC. Join other women woodland owners and natural resource professionals in you area to learn about managing your woodlands. The workshop will include topics such as forest management practices, forest health, tree identification, how to select a consulting forester, and more! Check the Extension Forestry website for more information as it becomes available.

November 7, 2019 (Th), 9:30am-3pm, Prescribed Fire Education Day and Demonstration. Location: Stone Mountain State Park, NC. Join local fire and forestry professionals to learn all about prescribed fire! The day will include a provided lunch, educational activities, and a live prescribed fire demonstration. Registration information will be posted on the Extension Forestry calendar when available. 

November 14, 2019 (Th), 9:30am-4pm, ForestHer Workshop: Managing Your Woodlands. Location: Morganton, NC. Join other women woodland owners and natural resource professionals in you area to learn about managing your woodlands. The workshop will include topics such as forest management practices, forest health, tree identification, how to select a consulting forester, and more! Check the Extension Forestry website for more information as it becomes available.

November 21, 2019 (Th), 9:30am-4pm, ForestHer Workshop: Managing Your Woodlands. Location: Kinston, NC. Join other women woodland owners and natural resource professionals in you area to learn about managing your woodlands. The workshop will include topics such as forest management practices, forest health, tree identification, how to select a consulting forester, and more! Check the Extension Forestry website for more information as it becomes available.
Woodland Owner Notes E-news is a monthly email newsletter from Extension Forestry at NC State University. This newsletter is made possible through support from Renewable Resources Extension Act and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The 2019 editors are:

Mary Lou Addor, NC State University, Extension Forestry, Raleigh, NC
Robert Bardon, NC State University, Extension Forestry, Raleigh, NC
Jim Hamilton, NC Cooperative Extension Service, Asheville, NC
Alton Perry, Roanoke Electric Cooperative, Rich Square, NC
Colby Lambert, NC Cooperative Extension, Lillington, NC
Rajan Parajuli, NC State University, Extension Forestry, Raleigh, NC
Jennifer Fawcett, NC State University, Extension Forestry, Raleigh, NC

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