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Short courses aim to teach landowners to sell timber

Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program, in collaboration with Virginia’s natural resource agencies, companies and associations, will host three “Selling Your Timber” short courses starting Feb. 19.

The short course will teach landowners how to harvest their timber in an environmentally and economically sound manner.  

“We are also aware of the issue of timber theft and boundary line maintenance as important topics to address,” said Jason Fisher, district extension agent in forestry and natural resources. 

Other topics covered include: Protecting Your Timber Resources, Planning a Timber Harvest, Timber Harvest Considerations and the Sale Process, Finances and Forest Certification.  

This short course is for any woodland owner considering harvesting timber.  

Short courses will be held in Petersburg Feb. 19, in Stuart on Feb. 27 and in Abingdon on Feb. 28.  Pre-registration is required, as space is limited on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is $25/person. This fee covers materials, lunch and refreshments and is due one week before the class date.  

Plans are to offer similar landowner courses in late spring in Southside. On-line registration is available at www.cnre.vt.edu/forestupdate. The public is asked to also bookmark this website to obtain all future and ongoing landowner education opportunities.

For more information, contact Jason Fisher locally at 434-476-2147, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or Jennifer Gagnon, state Landowner Education Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.