Woodland Owner Notes eNewsletter
September, 2018
New Look, More Information!
Illustration of CLT.
Mass Timber Products
Envisioned as a substitute for the traditional building materials of concrete, masonry, and steel, all forestry stakeholders have reason to be excited about these new timber products. The most widespread mass timber product is cross-laminated timber (CLT), which is currently on a rapid upward trajectory in North America. Learn More
Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention Project New Website
The website,, features a blog, offering a wide range of information on best practices in the sustainable forestry and natural resources industry. In the inaugural blog post, Program Manager Alton Perry discusses his forestry career and passion for sustainable forestry and land retention. He also offers his insights on the challenges of sustaining family owned forestlands and strategies for overcoming them.
Modular Wood Shed
This modular wood shed designed by the crafty Makah Nation tribe of Washington State is a simple design using average supplies and comes in under $275 (depending on local lumber prices). It is a do-it-yourself project to tackle while the weather is still good and pays off this winter when stoking your fireplace or fire pit. The plans are available free thanks to the Burn Wise Program of the U.S. EPA. See and print the plans here
Forestry and Natural Resources Webinars
Webinars are a convenient way to learn about a wide range of topics from community forestry, to forest management, to wildlife. These free webinars are available live or archived "on demand." To participate all you need is a computer with an internet connection. You will find upcoming webinar listed below in the Coming Events section. Learn More
Coming Events of Interest to Woodland Owners

September 21, 2018 (Fr), 9am to 3pm - Offsets for Future Forest Stewardship Workshop - Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. Registration required, no cost and some landowners may qualify for travel allowance.  Click here for informational flyer .

September 22, 2018 (Sa), 9am to 2pm - Wiildlife Expo - NC Wildlife Resources Commission, Fayetteville, NC.   Click here to register and get more information .

September 26, 2018 (We) 1pm-2pm - What's Bugging your Trees? Insect & Fungal Pests in Southeastern Urban Landscapes. Forestry and Natural Resources Webinar. Details at

October 6, 2018 (Sa), 10am to noon - Fall Tree ID Hike, Holmes Educational State Forest, Hendersonville, NC.

October 10-12, 2018 (We-Fr) - 2018 NC Forestry Association Annual Meeting - Sheraton Hotel, Raleigh, NC.

October 24, 2018 (We) 2pm-3pm - Peers and Pros 360 - Teaching and Learning Together by Using What Forest Landowner Peers Have to Say. Forestry and Natural Resources Webinar. Details at

October 24-26, 2018 (We-Fr) - The Longleaf Alliance Biennial Conference - Holiday Inn, Alexandria, LA. Details at:

October 25, 2018 (Th) 1pm-2pm - Leaf Spots, Scorches, & Wilts Affecting Southeastern US Deciduous Trees. Forestry and Natural Resources Webinar. Details at

October 27, 2018 (Sa), 2:00 PM - N.C. Tree Farm Program 2018 Annual Meeting - Semora, NC (Caswell County). More info coming soon at .
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 2018 editors are:

Mary Lou Addor, NCSU, Eastern NC Sentinel Landscapes Partnership, Raleigh, NC
Robert Bardon, NC State University, Extension Forestry, Raleigh, NC
Jim Hamilton, NC Cooperative Extension Service, Asheville, NC
Alton Perry, Roanoke Electric Cooperative, Roanoke Rapids, NC
Colby Lambert, NC Cooperative Extension, Lillington, NC

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