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Co-op's Forestry Project offers assistance to area landowners

The Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Project will be holding a landowner meeting on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 9:30 am-12 pm at the Roanoke Center in Rich Square. The Sustainable Forestry Project seeks to provide landowners in Roanoke Electric Co-op’s service area with resources that will restore and conserve their forest land.

Currently, 142 landowners are participating in the project. To date, 88 forest management  plans  have been developed to implement forestry practices such as tree planting, prescribed,site preparation to plant trees, and timber sales. Through the project, landowners have gained access to over $200,000 in  financial assistance for forestry practices.

"Landowners have access to so many services through this project," said Alton Perry, forest management and land retention consultant for the co-op. "These services include everything form outreach and education, technical and legal assistance, mapping, forest management planning and implementation, conservation and restoration, and access to new forestry technologies and emerging markets."

To that end, local consulting foresters will be present to inform landowners of their services and assistance in the area of timber sales, timber markets and other forest management practices. If you are considering a timber sale, this will a great opportunity to talk with consulting foresters and learn how they can assist you with getting the market value for your timber and the complex process of a timber sale.

The Sustainable Forestry Project recommends landowners to engage the services of a consulting forester to assist with them with timber sales. Please contact Alton Perry, at 252-539-4602 for more information and to register. Space is limited.

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