Forest management workshop in Hallsville May 10

HALLSVILLE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M Forest Service will provide a forestry workshop for landowners May 10 in Hallsville.

The workshop is free and will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at Gold Hall Community Center, 101 E. Elm St. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by May 3 at 903-935-8413 or 936-639-8184.  

Matt Garrett, AgriLife Extension agent, Harrison County, said the workshop will provide landowners information about maintaining healthy trees, whether growing for timber or ensuring forests are healthy.

“Land and forest management is always a high-demand topic for landowners in East Texas,” he said. “Whether it’s maintaining for timber, wildlife, aesthetics or summer shade, this workshop is filled with information landowners can utilize for their properties.”

Dr. Eric Taylor, Texas A&M Forest Service silviculturist, Overton, will discuss how forest resources such as water and nutrients are allocated during tree growth and why management practices are so important in keeping healthy, sustainable forests.

Michelle Moore, Forest Service forester, Lufkin, said experts will also give a demonstration of some free, user-friendly landowner tools available to assist in answering land management questions. Speakers will wrap up the day discussing different cost-assistance programs available for landowners.

 

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