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Selling Your Timber course offered for Virginia forest landowners


A participant in the Selling Your Timber short course learns to measure a tree using a Biltmore stick. Landowners learn how to estimate timber volumes in a Selling Your Timber short course in Bedford County, Va.

BLACKSBURG, Va., Jan. 11, 2013 – Forest landowners interested in harvesting timber from their woodlot for the first time have many questions to be answered before felling the first tree. Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program in Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment will host a short course to help landowners learn how to harvest and sell their timber in a biologically and economically sound manner.

The daylong course, Selling Your Timber, will be held in three locations across the state: 

  • Randolph Farm at Virginia State University in Petersburg on Feb. 19, 
  • Patrick Henry Community College in Stuart on Feb. 27, and 
  • Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center in Abingdon on Feb. 28. 

Topics covered include protecting your timber resources, planning a timber harvest, timber harvest considerations, the timber sale process, finances, and forest certification.

Pre-registration is required, as space is limited on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration fee of $25 per person, which covers materials, lunch, and refreshments, is due one week before the course date.

For more information, email Jennifer Gagnon or call 540-231-6391.

The College of Natural Resources and Environment at Virginia Tech, which consistently ranks among the top three programs of its kind in the nation, advances the science of sustainability. Programs prepare the future generation of leaders to address the complex natural resources issues facing the planet. World-class faculty lead transformational research that complements the student learning experience and impacts citizens and communities across the globe on sustainability issues, especially as they pertain to water, climate, fisheries, wildlife, forestry, sustainable biomaterials, ecosystems, and geography. As a land-grant university, Virginia Tech serves the Commonwealth of Virginia in teaching, research, and Virginia Cooperative Extension.

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