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Woodland Owner Notes E-news
Eastern NC Pine Sawtimber and Pulpwood Prices Improve 
By Rajan Parajuli, NCSU Extension Forestry 

Dropping stumpage prices in the second quarter is a recent seasonal tendency in the timber markets. On the other hand, both Southern pine and hardwood lumber prices were up in this quarter. The price of Southern pine lumber was $557 per thousand board feet, up 16% from last quarter. To read or print the complete 1-page report, click the following link,  ENC 2018 Second Quarter Prices

NCSU Extension Forestry publishes all of its market reports on the website at: https://forestry.ces.ncsu.edu/forestry-price-data/ 
Woodland Stewardship Course
August 22 - December 7, 2018
Take this course using your own computer! 

This distance education course is designed for those who do not have a degree in forestry and it can be taken without degree credit through the NCSU non-degree studies program (NDS). Registration deadline: August 20, 2018

The course provides an introduction and overview of non-industrial private forestry in the Southeast United States with emphasis on active forest management. Topics include history of human impact on forests, evolution of forest, forestry practices, timber and non timber management objectives, financial aspects of forest land management, and management planning.  More details on the course, number FOR620-601, can be found HERE. Feel free to call or email the instructors to learn more:
CLICK HERE  to learn about the cost and how to apply.
Considering a Growing Season Prescribed Fire?
Do your homework and get results!

Growing season prescribed burning can be quite effective at reducing understory competition, improving wildlife habitat, and reducing wildfire fuels.  Compared to other practices such as chemical and mechanical treatments, growing season burns are considerably less expensive.  But, prescribed burning during the growing season is more challenging, not only from the weather and wildfire risk perspectives, but a fire that is too hot may kill desirable trees. Additional planning and expertise are required, which may lead to the conclusion that a stand is best suited for dormant season burning. A forester and/or a certified prescribed fire professional will work with you to determine how and when a prescribed fire can benefit your woodland. The NC Forest Service provides a list of qualified Service Providers for each district in the State of North Carolina.

Coming Events of Interest to Woodland Owners

August 1, 2018 (We) - Firescaping Workshop, sponsored by NC Prescribed Fire Council -  NC Zoo Education Bldg. in Asheboro, NC. Flyer with details.

August 1-3, 2018 (We-Fr) - Tools and Technology (T-N-T) for Prescribed Fire, 2018 NC Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting - North Carolina Zoo, Asheboro, NC. www.ncprescribedfirecouncil.org/annual_meeting_2018.html

August 29, 2018 (We) - Managing Invasive Terrestrial and Aquatic Weeds - Transylvania County Cooperative Extension Center, Brevard, NC. Click here for more info

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.

October 6, 2018 (Sa), 10am to noon - Holmes Educational State Forest, Hendersonville, NC.  http://www.ncesf.org/holmesNews.html

October 10-12, 2018 (We-Fr) -  2018 NC Forestry Association Annual Meeting - Sheraton Hotel, Raleigh, NC. www.ncforestry.org/events/ncfa-annual-meeting

October 24-26, 2018 (We-Fr) - The Longleaf Alliance Biennial Conference - Holiday Inn, Alexandria, LA. Details at:  http://go.ncsu.edu/longleafconference

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

Send Comments to: Kelley McCarter, at NC State University, Phone: 919-515-9563

NC State University
Extension Forestry
Campus Box 8008
Raleigh, NC 27695-8008
Phone: 919-515-5573
Website:  https://forestry.ces.ncsu.edu/