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ProForest Assembles Extension Resources to Aid Forest Landowners in Hurricanes' Aftermath

The recovery process will be long and difficult in areas affected by the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Thankfully, there are many Extension resources that are available to share with forest landowners whose property and trees have been affected by the natural disasters. ProForest,  a multi-institutional initiative that brings together specialists from diverse fields to promote forest health and resilience, recently put together a helpful list of such resources offered by Cooperative Extension Services across the southeastern United States. 

Download the New TreeSnap App and Help Scientists Save Trees

TreeSnap is a new phone app developed by the University of  Kentucky  Forest Health Research Center and the University of Tennessee Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology. The app is available for Android and iOS cell phones and is designed to connect scientists with foresters, landowners and interested citizens to protect and restore the nation's trees. 

Alabama Forest Owners' Association Annual Meeting Yields Great Extension Presentations

The 2017 Alabama Forest Owner' Association Meeting on April 22, 2017 included a bunch of great speakers. Now that they've generously placed videos of those presentations online, you can enjoy top-quality talks by our Extension colleagues Dr. Gary Lemme of Alabama Cooperative Extension Service and Beth Richardson of Clemson University Extension. Dr. Lemme's talk is on the Economic Impact of Agriculture and Forestry in Alabama, and Ms. Richardson offers up some 
Timber Sale Tricks to Put More Money in Your Pocket . The general link goes to all the available presentations


We'd like to congratulate our colleague, Dr. David Moorhead, professor of silviculture at University of Georgia Warnell Outreach and co-director of the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health. Dr. Moorhead has been chosen as the 2017 recipient of the Technology Transfer Award from the Society of American Foresters. 
This national award recognizes "outstanding achievement in technology transfer, implementation, and extension as evidenced in the recipient's career or involvement in SAF Working Group and science program activities.

Appalachian Forest Farming Workshops: Cultivating Forest Medicinals, Creating a Healthy Economy

The Appalachian Forest Farming Coalition offered two innovative workshops on cultivating medicinal herbs for forest landowners this September and will be offering a third October 20-22 in Montreal, North Carolina. These workshops are a great introduction to the use of private forest land to grow products other than timber. 

Registration Open for the Fall 2017 Joint Meeting of the Southeastern Dry Kiln Club & Ohio Valley Lumber Drying Association 

Join Dr. Adam Taylor, Associate Professor and Forest Products Extension Specialist at the University of Tennessee, for this two-day exploration of wood drying techniques that includes a day of plant tours. Topics of discussion will include quality drying options, phytosanitation, UT research, and kiln maintenance. 
  Upcoming Wildland Fire Programming Meetings for Extension

Extension professionals who are working in wildland fire programming now or would like to get involved are highly encouraged to attend two upcoming events: the 2017 Southern Regional Extension Forestry and Natural Resources Retreat October 10-11 in Delta, Alabama and FireVision 20/20: the Association for Fire Ecology's 7th International Fire Congress November 28-December 2 in Orlando, Florida. Both events will provide ample opportunity to explore challenges and opportunities in this ever more urgent programming area. 

New Website Offers Wood, Timber Resources & Education for Extension Agents

Our new collaboration with the Clemson Wood Utilization + Design Institute,, is now online. Ask for Wood  is a web site designed to help Extension agents and others learn about wood products and their role in healthy forests, a better environment, and improved rural economies. The web site is designed both to educate the user and to provide him or her resources to share with others. Features include building code resources and explanations and data on the recent interest in using wood as a sustainable alternative to concrete and steel.

Upcoming Forest Health Webinar: Hardwood Forest Management for Health & Productivity

SREF's Southern Forest Health and Invasive Species Outreach and Education Program (FHIS) will be hosting a webinar on hardwood forest management for the health and productivity of private forest land November 1 at 1 PM ET delivered by Dr. Wayne Clatterbuck,  Professor of Silviculture and Forest Management, University of Tennessee. This is part of FHIS' popular series of webinars on forest health in the southeast, access to the previous installments of which is available at

Extension Learning Opportunity: Upcoming Webinar on Seed Sources & Conservation Corridors

Join the USDA Forest Service Reforestation, Nurseries, and Genetics Resources (RNGR)'s Eastern Seed Zone Forum team September 20 at 11 AM EST for the eighth discussion about what it will take to create seed zone guidelines for the eastern United States. In this webinar, Anantha Prasad, Research Ecologist with the USDA Forest Service will evaluate current and future habitat-fitness and colonization potential of intraspecific genetic zones from inferred evolutionary lineages. He will also illustrate how the colonization of suitable habitats can be modeled opportunistically in the landscape to identify potential future conservation corridors.

Retooled USDA Climate Hubs Website Offers Resources for Forests & Woodlands 

The USDA Climate Hubs recently unveiled their new and improved website design. The site now includes an extensive collection of climate resources for forests and woodlands, which can be narrowed down to specific regions in the United States. 
Extension Water Management Webinar Focuses on Ogallala Aquifer

In this joint Climate Learning Network/ANREP Community Science Initiative Webinar, Dr. Meagan Schipanski of the University of Colorado will discuss water management issues such as maximizing water use efficiency and stabilizing groundwater levels through the lens of the 4-year Ogallala Water Coordinated Agriculture Project.
Last Call:  Still Time to Register for Our 2017 Southern Extension Forestry Retreat

There's still time to register for our retreat for southern Extension forestry professionals this October 11-12 at beautiful Cheaha State Park in Delta, Alabama! We look forward to seeing you there!
  SC: Woodland Management: Forest Health - University Center of Greenville
  KY: Win With Wood
  NC: NC Forestry Association 2017 Annual Meeting
  Forest Health Webinar: Fall Cankerworm Biology, Ecology, & Management in Urban & Rural Landscapes
  TX: Nature of Things Lecture Series - Animal Adaptations
  GA: Timber Income Tax
  CLN/AREP Webinar: The Ogallala Water Coordinated Agricultural Project: Optimizing Water Use for Agriculture & Rural Communities
  TN: Tennessee Urban Forestry Council Annual Meeting
  KY: Kentucky Tree Farmer of the Year Field Day
  FL: Woodland Management: Forest Health - Lynches River County Park
  SC: Florida Forest Stewardship Tour: Sandhills Farm
  AL: New & Beginning Landowner Series
  VA: Forestry & Wildlife Field Tour - Buckingham County
  VA:  Forest Site Assessment & Planning
  KY: East Woodland Owners Short Course
  FL: Turpentining in Florida: Past, Present, Future?
  TX: Capital Area Interagency Wildfire & Incident Management Academy
   VA: Mid-Atlantic Urban Wood Forum
   FL: Basic Wildland Firefighter Training
   GA: Forestry for Non-Foresters Part 1 & 2
   AL: Monroeville Chainsaw Safety Workshop
   VA: Preparing for Generation NEXT - Chatham
   ESZF Webinar: Evaluating Intraspecific Variation and Environmental Heterogeneity to Identify Seed Sources & Conservation Corridors
   FL: Forest Stewardship Field Day: Forest Plant Identification
  VA: Forestry & Wildlife Field Tour - Augusta
  SC: Midlands Waterfowl Habitat & Hunt Management Workshop
  FL: Tree Farm Tour & Awards Ceremony
  NC: Project Learning Tree K-8 Workshop
  Southern Fire Exchange Webinar: The Path Back: Oaks Facilitating Longleaf Pine Seedling Success on Xeric Sites 
  AL:New & Beginning Landowner Series
SC: Woodland Management: Forest Health - Lakehouse at Sandhill
TN:  Oak Symposium
NC: Forest inSight Conference - Innovations in the Science of Forest Management
  NC: Project Learning Tree K-8 Workshop With New E-Units
  VA: Forestry & Wildlife Field Tour - Emporia
  AL: Central Alabama Forestry Field Day
  KY: West Woodland Owners Short Course
  VA: Tree Farm Dinner - Goldvein
  KY: Managing Liability of Prescribed Burns
  FL: 2017 Florida Forestry Association Annual Meeting & Trade Show
  AL: New & Beginning Landowner Series
  NC: Bottomland and Swamp Forests Symposium & Field Tour
  NRCS Webinar: Restoring Native Plant Communities: Soil & Hydrology Suited Planning Tools
  Forest Health Webinar: Hardwood Forest Management for Health & Productivity
  Forest Health Webinar: Hardwood Forest Management for Health & Productivity
  AL: Alabama's Antropods (Naturalist Program)
  TN: Fall 2017 Joint Meeting of the Southeastern Dry Kiln Club and the Ohio Valley Lumber Drying Association
Webinar: Boosting Producer Learning, Exchange, & Adoption of Water Use Efficient Technologies: Strategies from the High Plains/Ogallala Region
  AL: Selma Chainsaw Safety Workshop
  VA: Preparing for Generation NEXT - New Kent
  AR: Forestry & Wildlife Camp: Basic & Advanced
  FL: ConnectiviTREE: Sand Hills to Sandy Shores
  LA: Managing Veteran Trees 
  AL: New & Beginning Landowner Series
  GA:  Issues and Threats: Tree and Forest Health Care
  GA: Longleaf Pine Establishment and Management - Statesboro
  VA: Preparing for Generation NEXT - Radford 
  AL: New & Beginning Landowner Series
  AL: Alabama's Freshwater Ecosystems & Wetlands 
  MS: Wildlife Jamboree
   NC: Project Learning Tree: Southeastern Forests and Climate Change 
  GA: Forest Management for Gamebirds - Tifton
  GA: Nuisance Wildlife Damage Prevention and Control
  FL: FireVision 20/20: A 20 Year Reflection and Look into the Future: 7th International Fire Ecology & Management Congress 
  GA: 11th SOFOR GIS Conference
  GA: Deer Ecology and Management

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