Private Forest Landowners:

This project is funded, in part, under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Nonpoint Source Program and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Assistance Agreement #C9994674-11-0. Additional partners include: University of Tennessee Extension, Tennessee Division of Forestry and Tennessee Forestry Association.

1. Statement of Purpose

This project seeks to educate forest landowners about the process of marketing timber, understanding best management practices and the importance of working with professionals.

2. Educational Links

The following publications will assist you in initiating your forest management and timber marketing activities.

Forest*A*Syst - An Overview of Forest Management
https://utextension.tennessee.edu/publications/Documents/PB1679.pdf
Marketing Timber in Tennessee-How to Sell Your Trees
https://utextension.tennessee.edu/publications/Documents/PB1790.pdf
Follow Best Management Practices-Protecting Water Quality
http://www.tn.gov/agriculture/publications/forestry/BMPs.pdf

3. Finding Professional Help

Landowners who are not familiar with the process of marketing timber should seek the advice of professional foresters. According to the Society of American Foresters, a forester is: A professional engaged in the science and profession of forestry having earned a minimum of baccalaureate degree in forestry. To locate listings of professional foresters, contact:

Tennessee Division of Forestry

http://www.tn.gov/agriculture/forestry/directory.shtml

or

The University of Tennessee County Extension Offices

https://utextension.tennessee.edu/Pages/offices.aspx

4. Pre-harvest Checklist

Prior to commencing logging, landowners, their forester and logger, should review this checklist to minimize potential problems..

Please click here for downloadable PDF version of the Pre-Harvest Checklist Document

5. User Survey

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This project is funded, in part, under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Nonpoint Source Program and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Assistance Agreement #C9994674-11-0. Additional partners include:  University of Tennessee Extension, Tennessee Division of Forestry and Tennessee Forestry Association.
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