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Texas A&M Forestry Service Offers Free Forestry Workshop for Landowners In Texas Forest Sector.


Texas A&M Forest Service and Texas Forestry Association are offering a free workshop next month for landowners, foresters and others in the Texas forest sector.

Topics include: How to identify the current health of your woodlands; easy-to-follow recipes for increasing woodland health; record keeping to track Texas laws, family heritage; and a panel discussion on available assistance programs.

Specific forest health issues and treatments will be discussed throughout the day along with prevention methods to minimize risk of insect and/or disease outbreak.

“It’s important for landowners to understand how to identify potential forest health issues and how to properly guard their forestlands from succumbing to insects, disease and invasive plants both native and exotic. At the end of the workshop I am hopeful that TFS has equipped landowners with enough knowledge to, at a minimum, realize they may have an issue and what to do about it,” Texas A&M Forest Service Staff Forester Shane Harrington said.

The workshop begins at 9 a.m., Friday, Aug. 7 at the Community Service Building at Angelina College, 3500 S First St., Lufkin 75904, with a live video feed in Overton, Texas at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center, 1710 FM 3053 N, Overton 75684. CEUs will be given for the SAF Certified Forester and the Texas Pro Logger programs.

There is no cost for the workshop and lunch is provided. Sponsors for the workshop are Heritage Land Bank and Texas Farm Credit. Please RSVP by August 3 to kfielder@tfs.tamu.edu or 979-458-6650.

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