WEEK OF MAY 21, 2018
Recent news

  • NCSU Extension Releases New Videos on Tree Measurement
  • UT's Keith Belli Named Clemson Ag, Forestry, Life Sciences Dean
  • Southern Extension Picks Up 2 Wood Innovation Grants
  • LSU AgCenter Announces New Wildlife Specialist
  • Virginia “Learn and Burn” Connects Landowners, Agencies, & Fire
  • SREF's Dr. Dave Coyle Talks Forest Health in GA & OK
  • Upcoming Urban Forestry Outreach Webinar to Air June 12
  • New Report: Property Tax Programs for Private Forestland Ecosystems
  • Arkansas Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program Open
Regional News

NCSU Extension Releases New Videos on Tree Measurement
North Carolina State University Extension Forestry has just published several educational videos explaining how to measure the diameter and height of a tree using some basic tools of forestry. In addition to measuring diameter and height of trees there are additional videos related to determining stand density and the productivity of forest using site index. see the videos .

UT's Keith Belli Named Clemson Ag, Forestry, Life Sciences Dean
Dr. Keith L. Belli, the head of the University of Tennessee’s Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, has been named dean of Clemson University’s  College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences  (CAFLS), effective September 1, 2018. Congratulations, Dr. Belli! read more .

Southern Extension Picks Up 2 Wood Innovation Grants
Recently, the USDA Forest Service awarded a grant of almost $8 million to wood products specialists around the country to expand and accelerate wood products and wood energy markets. In our Southern region, Dr. Henry Quesada, Sustainable Biomaterials Extension Specialist with Virginia Cooperative Extension picked up a grant for his Expanding Markets for Thermally-modified Wood Products Produced from Low-value Hardwood Species and NCSU Wood Products Extension snagged one for Proving Cross Laminated Timber Panels for Residential Homes. see the full list of 2018 grant s .

LSU AgCenter Announces New Wildlife Specialist
We'd like to extend a big Extension welcome to Dr. Ashley Long, who recently joined the faculty of the LSU AgCenter School of Renewable Natural Resources. Long has a research, Extension and teaching appointment and will serve as the state wildlife Extension specialist . read more


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SREF News

Virginia “Learn and Burn” Connects Landowners, Agencies, & Fire
On Thursday, May 10, SREF Extension Associate Leslie Boby attended a workshop on prescribed fire for private landowners at the Airfield Conference Center in Wakefield, VA. State, regional, and national partners, including Virginia Cooperative Extension and NC State Extension were in attendance. The workshop featured classroom presentations and a live burn conducted by landowner attendees under guidance from agency mentors. Keep an eye open for an upcoming webinar and how-to guide on conducting these "learn and burns!" view photos from the event . (Please credit Meghan Marchetti and the VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries with any use.) view event flyer to see all partners .

SREF's Dr. Dave Coyle Talks Forest Health in GA & OK
Ever a man on the move, SREF Forest Health Invasive Species and Outreach and Education Program Coordinator Dr. Dave Coyle spent May 2018 traveling to workshops in Dublin, GA and Broken Bow, OK to spread his knowledge of forest health and invasive species management . read more & see some pictures.


Join us for a webinar on June 12 at 1 PM ET to hear Dr. Brian Wolyniak, Urban and Community Forestry Educator, Southwestern Pennsylvania, Penn State University Extension, discuss the role of good management by municipal staff, volunteer groups, and tree boards framed around well-written ordinances in promoting a healthy community forest. read more .
National News

New R eport: Property T ax Programs for Private Forestland E cosystem s
A new report from the US Forest Service reviews and analyzes State property tax programs that promote ecosystem services from private forest land through financial incentives. read report .


Funding Opportunities

Arkansas Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program Open for Proposals
Approximately $34,000 is available in 2018 to fund community projects that develop or improve public tree management and maintenance, including those focusing on education materials and communications. learn more .

Upcoming Events:
June 5-8, 2018 | Raleigh, NC
This short course is being offered by Wood Products Extension at NC State University. It will provide practical knowledge about how lumber is effectively kiln dried and scientific background on related wood properties and processes.  

June 12, 2018 | 1 PM ET
Dr. Brian Wolyniak, Urban and Community Forestry Educator, Southwestern Pennsylvania, Penn State University Extension's presentation will explore the role of good management by municipal staff, volunteer groups, and tree boards framed around well-written ordinances in promoting a healthy community forest.
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June 14, 2018 | Columbia, SC
Topics to be discussed will include resourcing the timber material, structural design processes, strength considerations, and detailing for cost efficiency, sustainability, and constructability.
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