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The Florida Forest Steward ()

A Quarterly Newsletter for Florida Landowners and Resource Professionals


Volume 15, No. 1 Summer 2008


In this issue: Greenbelt Property Tax
Guidelines for Silviculture
Greenbelt Property Tax Guidelines for Developed by the Florida
Silviculture
BMP Courtesy Checks Forestry Association
SFI is Working for Florida's Forests By Phil Gornicki, Florida Forestry
Community Forest Steward Program Association
Congratulations Certified Forest Stewards!
Polycom Videoconference Announcement With a growing number of instances of
Timber Price Update forestry operations being denied
Events Calendar greenbelt appraisal, the Florida
Forestry Association's Landowner
Committee was charged by the
SExecutive Committee early last year to
develop a guidance document that
would help property appraisers
correctly apply the greenbelt law to
silvicultural properties. A task force of
the Landowner Committee met
throughout last summer to develop a
draft document providing guidance to
county property appraisers on the
application of Florida's "greenbelt"
property tax law to silviculture. The
. draft document was reviewed by the
-.- .entire Landowner Committee last fall
How is land devoted to silviculture and, following some relatively minor
appraised for taxation in your county? adjustments, was approved by
Association's Executive Committee in
February 2008:



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Silvicultural Greenbelt Guidelines,
Florida Forestry Association, February,
2008

Silviculture (the practice of forestry) in
Florida means producing raw material
(trees) that eventually can be harvested for
monetary value. Those raw materials serve
as the manufacturing base for multiple
forest products used by a wide variety of
consumers. Common raw materials from
Florida's forest lands, and the consumer
products for which they are used, can
include (but are not limited to) the
following:

* Fence Posts or other Fencing Materials
* Firewood
* Flooring
* Lumber
* Timber Piling
* Oriented Strand Board (OSB)
* Paneling
* Particle Board
* Pine Straw or Mulch Wood for landscaping
* Plywood
* Pulp and Paper
* Trees grown for the Sequestration of
Carbon/Sale of Carbon Credits
* Utility Poles
* Veneer for Crates or Other Products
* Wood for Energy Production


The preceding list should not be construed
as being all-inclusive: there are other
forest products, but these are the most
common. For forestland to be considered
"bona fide" silviculture, the land should be
growing trees and the landowner should
periodically be harvesting and selling
some forest products, based on available
markets. Bona fide silviculture operations,
however, often exhibit extended periods
where harvests do not occur. Therefore,
periods of harvest inactivity should not
necessarily disqualify a property,
assuming future plans include commercial
harvests.


Silviculture in Florida is generally
comprised of two types of forest
management regimes: Planted Forests
(also known as "plantations") and
Natural Forests as described below.
These regimes may be employed
individually or in combination.

1. Planted Forests. While the intensity
of management can vary, planted
forests generally involve some sort of
site preparation, and either hand or
machine planting of the seedlings or,
rarely, direct seeding. Other more
intensive cultural treatments such as
herbicide and fertilization treatments
may or may not be applied to the
planted trees depending on economic
considerations and the management
objectives for the forest. It should be
recognized that some planted forests
are managed more intensively than
others. For example, more intensive
management regimes may include
practices such as regular applications
of fertilizer and herbicide treatments,
while less intensive regimes may
forego this activity. Both intensive
and non-intensive management of
planted forests should be considered
bona fide silvicultural practices.

2. Natural Forests. Natural forest
production is characterized by forests
established by natural seeding of trees
or coppice (stump sprouting). These
forests can be found on wetland or
upland sites and can include pine and
non-pine species. Tree spacing is not
necessarily optimized for growth, and
size and age-classes may vary widely
among species and forests.
Management activities between the
establishment of the forest and the
eventual harvest tend to be minimal or
even non-existent. Timber harvesting
occurs less frequently and









unpredictably, and may be driven more by
markets and landowner objectives than by
a planned harvest age. Because these
natural forest management regimes are
regenerated by natural seeding and
coppicing, recently harvested natural
forests do represent a continuing
silvicultural use, assuming no conversion
to another use takes place.

Greenbelt Guidelines

When evaluating forestlands as bona fide
silviculture, the evidence revealed by an
inspection of the property should be the
primary indicator whether a property is
being used for silviculture. In the absence
of evidence to the contrary, a forested
property with trees that have (or
eventually will have) market value should
be considered as strong evidence that the
property is a bona fide silvicultural
operation. While the property inspection
should provide all the information needed
to determine that a property is being used
for silvicultural purposes, the condition of
some properties may require follow up
with the particular landowner. An example
would be a property in a developing area
that has recently been clearcut and there is
no evidence of reforestation activities. In
such a case, the landowner should be
contacted to determine if he/she has plans
to reforest the property or to convert it to
another use.

Below are some suggested questions that
could be asked to further evaluate a
questionable property. While answering
"yes" to all of the questions is not
practical, an affirmative answer to
numbers 1 and 2 is probably most
indicative that the property is being used
for silviculture. It should be kept in mind,
however, that many landowners,
especially those with small properties,
may not have (and do not necessarily


need) a written management plan for
their silvicultural operation.
Affirmative answers to the other
questions provide additional evidence
that a forest management plan is being
implemented for bona fide silviculture.
When evaluating a natural forest as
bona fide silviculture, keep in mind
that a natural forest can be young
growth (seedling or sapling size trees)
or old growth (trees over a century
old). It can be lightly stocked (less
than 50 trees/acre) or so thick so as to
seem almost impenetrable, and it can
be predominately pine or hardwood, or
a mixed forest.

Considerations for Property
Evaluation

1. Is there a forest management plan
for the property?

2. Is the plan being implemented?

3. What is the size of the property?
Typically, a forest should be at least 10
acres in size to be viable for
commercial silviculture and
sustainable forest product removal.
However, it should be noted that in
some cases smaller tracts, especially
those with exceptionally large timber,
can be harvested commercially and
should qualify as bona fide
silviculture.

4. Is there other documentation to
substantiate bona fide silviculture as
referenced in Florida Statutes, Section
193.461(3)(a)?

5. Is the property enrolled in any type
of third party certification program
such as the American Tree Farm
System, Florida Forest Stewardship









Program, Sustainable Forestry Initiative,
etc.?

These guidelines should benefit both the
property appraiser's office and landowners
in understanding what constitutes bona
fide silviculture. As with any set of
guidelines, unique conditions may warrant
a variance. However, those variances
should be the exception not the rule.

Spring Fever and BMP Courtesy
Checks
By Cathy Hardin, BMP Forester,
Northwest Florida, Florida Division of
Forestry

Our 2007 Biennial Best Management
Practice (BMP) Implementation Survey
has been completed. The report has been
printed and many have been distributed.
Spring is here. Many of you may be
wondering what those pesky foresters are
doing in the "off' year. Well, here is your
chance to find out. While you may think
that we are dozing against a tree trunk
under the shade of a live oak breathing in
the smells of spring, we are actually just
wishing (like so many of you) that we
could be doing that. 2008 is an
opportunity for us to approach BMPs from
an educational perspective.

BMP foresters have many methods at their
disposal for educating loggers, contractors,
consultants, landowners and the general
public about BMPs. We teach workshops,
set up tailgate training sessions, place
exhibits at public events, distribute
information, speak at meetings, and
introduce ourselves to as many of you as
possible. However, quite possibly, our
favorite means of education is the courtesy
check.

Formerly termed "courtesy audit", we
worried that this term may be sending too


many landowners running for cover.
However, it has always been a lot
more "courtesy" than "audit". While
an "audit" can be a little scary,
"courtesy" is something everyone
would like to see more. So we have
changed the name to no longer give a
mixed message.

What is a courtesy check? It is an
opportunity for you to learn more
about BMPs and their effectiveness. A
BMP forester visits a property where
forestry operations have recently been
completed or are currently in progress
and, using the survey form that we also
use for the Biennial Survey, goes
through the list of BMP guidelines for
the operations performed to see if the
guidelines were properly followed.
The landowner is welcome to go along
and ask questions as the property is
evaluated. A copy of the completed
survey is available to the landowner as
well.

A courtesy check can be initiated by
the landowner or the BMP forester.
Foresters are still flying to aerially
locate properties with recent
operations and may contact you to
request an opportunity to do a courtesy
check and give you the results. But
there is no need to wait for that. Any
landowner may contact their BMP
forester to request an audit. Also, your
forester can do a pre-operations audit
so you can be informed about the
BMPs that will apply to your property
during upcoming operations.

So don't delay! Give your BMP
forester an opportunity to enjoy his
spring fever a little bit. Call for your
courtesy check today! Your forester
will thank you for it!









Cathy Hardin, BMP Forester, Northwest Florida,
(850) 547-7008
Roy Lima, Watershed Forester, Northeast Florida,
(850) 414-9934
Robin Holland, BMP Forester, Central and South
Florida, (352) 732-1273

Sustainable Forestry Initiative
(SFI) is Working for Florida
Forests
By Phil Gornicki, Florida Forestry
Association

Since 1995, the Sustainable Forestry
Initiative (SFI) program has existed to
promote the perpetual growing and
harvesting of trees in a way that's
compatible with the protection of wildlife,
plants, and soil and water quality. In
Florida and all across North America, SFI
program participants adhere to a set of
principles that address how they operate
on their own lands and how they conduct
procurement practices across all
ownerships. Collectively and individually,
SFI members promote the practice of
sustainable forestry by funding logger and
forester education and encouraging
landowners to manage their forests
sustainably. Many SFI program
participants have also been third party
certified to the SFI Standard..

Private landowners are extremely
important to Florida. They own more than
50 percent of Florida's forests and the
decisions made by these owners impact
their properties as well as the economy
and quality of life in Florida. The SFI
Implementation Committee of Florida
understands and values the contributions
of family forest owners and offers the
following advice to help private
landowners sustain their forests today and
for the future:

1. Start with your objectives: Are you
interested in immediate and sustained


income, wildlife habitat, recreation,
retirement or even savings for college
for a child or grandchild?

2. Get help: Get forest management
assistance from a qualified resource
professional and ask for a Florida
Master Logger when ready to harvest.
They can help you plan for
reforestation and harvesting and ensure
that your plan complies with voluntary
guidelines and state and federal
regulations. Find Florida Master
Loggers here:
http://www.floridaforest.org/logger se
arch.php.

3. Follow a plan and Best Management
Practices: Protect the value of your
land with a plan that provides for
reforestation, responsible harvesting
and Best Management Practices
(BMPs) to protect water and soil
quality. Get the latest Florida BMPs at
http://www.fl-
dof.com/forestmanagement/bmp/inde
x.html. To request a copy of the
Florida BMP Manual, contact the
Florida Division of Forestry at 850-
414-9934.

Plan for Regeneration First

Waiting until after harvest to plan
regeneration could result in
unnecessary expense and/or a poor
stand. Consider which regeneration
method serves your objectives best:

* Seed Tree/ Shelterwood: Good for
naturally regenerating most pines and
some hardwoods; these cuts leave 10
to 50 trees per acre as a seed source for
the next stand.

* Clearcutting: Generates the highest
one-time income and is also a good









regeneration method if you want to plant
improved Southern pine seedlings or
naturally regenerate hardwood species.

* Single-tree selection: also known as
selection harvesting, this method is often
used for natural regeneration of hardwood
forests. Although visually more attractive,
frequent manual harvesting is usually
more costly.

* Thinning: an intermediate treatment
which removes some of the lower-value
trees in a stand, leaving trees to grow into
higher value products such as chip-n-saw
or sawtimber.

Plan for Wildlife

Forests of all types and ages provide
important habitat for wildlife. If wildlife
habitat for hunting or other personal
enjoyment is an important objective, there
are many things that can be done to
enhance wildlife. The choice of harvest
and regeneration options will influence the
type of wildlife in a forest. Here are some
simple ways to enhance wildlife habitat:

* Provide wildlife corridors or buffers to
give wildlife safe passage across your
property.

* Provide wildlife food by promoting
native groundcovers or planting mast-
producing hardwoods.

* Maintain prescribed Special
Management Zones according to BMPs
for forestry, to protect fish and other
aquatic species.

* Create edge habitat and food supply for
wildlife by keeping individual forest
stands of the same age relatively small.

* Leave den trees for mammals and cavity-


dwelling birds as well as snags for
birds of prey.

*Diversity is key: diverse vegetative
structure and composition provides the
best wildlife habitat.

Other Environmental
Considerations

Rare or imperiled species: Certain
places might be home to rare plants,
animals or communities, which may be
classified as imperiled or critically
imperiled. Although similar to
threatened and endangered
designations under the Endangered
Species Act (ESA), imperiled or
critically imperiled species and
communities are typically more rare
than those protected under the ESA.
To find out if you have any of these
species and/or communities on your
land, visit the Florida Natural Areas
Inventory at www.fnai.org or
NatureServe at www.natureserve.org.
Additional information is available
through the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission at
www. myfwc. com/imperiledspecies.

Visual Quality: Many forestry
operations are highly visible and
subject to public perceptions and
opinion. Conducting forestry
operations with aesthetics in mind is
important to the future of forestry.
Practices that can improve visual
quality include: removing litter and
spreading slash, minimizing mud on
paved roads, minimizing soil
disturbance, leaving a vegetated buffer
in sensitive areas, locating logging
decks out of public view, configuring
the shape, size and place of the
harvest, and leaving scattered trees
around the margins of harvest areas.









For more information about the Florida
SFI program, visit www.goodforests.com
or www.floridaforests.org.

The Florida Community Forest
Steward Program
Rob Northrop, Extension Forester, UF-
IFAS Hillsborough County and
Dr. Michael G. Andreu, UF-IFAS, School
of Forest Resources and Conservation

Florida's metropolitan areas have grown to
incorporate 15 million new residents since
1960. During this period of rapid growth,
large areas of Florida's once extensive
wild native forest have been intermixed
with urban development. The remnants of
the forest in the form of parks, greenways
and trees along city streets and around
homes are now seen as an integral part of
the newly emerging urban forest of
Florida. The boundary between the urban
and wild native forest is being blurred.
The functions of the wild native forest and
the urban forest are being blurred.
Restoring and conserving our forest
heritage is now tied to urban forest
communities. To meet the challenge of
providing technical training to these urban
forest communities the University of
Florida has initiated the Florida
Community Forest Steward Program.

The Florida Community Forest Steward
Program is designed to serve community
volunteers and landowners who are
interested in the cultivation and care of
trees and woodlands and enjoy sharing
what they learn with others. Participants
complete a comprehensive 32-hour
training course presented by the University
of Florida and Hillsborough County
Extension Service. In return for their
training, the new Community Forest
Stewards serve 30 volunteer hours in their
communities within the first year of their
certification. The goal of the program is to


develop a network of highly
motivated, well- trained volunteers to
expand and improve community
forests and the public's awareness of
these trees and woodlands in Florida.

Through in-classroom lecture and
discussion and field work (hands-on),
participants will learn: an ecosystem-
based approach to community tree and
forest management which includes: 1.
tree identification, 2. species selection
for tree planting, 3. tree care and
maintenance, 4. pest management, 5.
value assessment, 6. inventory
techniques, and 7. community forestry
program planning, funding and
implementation.

Community Forest Stewards will 1.
provide educational leadership about
community tree and forest
management; 2.will be trained to
conduct community forest inventories,
as part of a statewide program
organized by the UF Plant City
Campus; 3. may volunteer at their UF
County Extension Office to assist with
education programs and to provide
training to new community forest
stewards and 4. may volunteer at local
schools to educate Florida's youth on
the importance of community forests,
trees and tree care and/or conduct
public education workshops.

For further information please contact Rob
Northrop, Extension Forester,
NorthropA(ufl.edu or call (813) 744-5519
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For registration information please contact:
Carol Carson, Senior Secretary
cvondrakiufl.edu or call (813) 744-5519
x104









Congratulations Certified Forest Stewards!!


Charles Deese (holding sign) with Brian Cobble
(L), Alex Pries and Joe Prenger, Suwannee County
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S&H Tree Farm: David Hamilton (holding
sign), Bran Cobble (L), Alex Pries and Joe
Prenger (R), Suwannee County
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Jerry and Sandra Williams (center) with
Nicole Howard and Scotland Tally,
Bradford County
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Calvin Melton (center) with Kawika Bailey
(L) and Mike Wilson (R), Wakulla County


George, Gliceria and Christen Griffin (center) with
Kawika Bailey (R) and Mike Wilson (L),


Lewis Holcombe with Kawika Bailey (L) and Mike
Wilson (R), Wakulla County


Huub and Annet Weijers (center) with Mike
Wilson (R) and Kawika Bailey, Wakulla
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Richard Freisinger (L) with Adam Parden,
Escambia County


FOREST


Donald Russ, Gadsden County


William Harrel (R) with Nicole Howard,
Bradford County


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Hammelman/Whitsell Tract,
Gadsden County


For more information about becoming a Certified Forest Steward, call your County Forester or
learn about it at: http://www.fl-dof.com/forest management/cfa steward index.html










Forest Stewardship Videoconference:

Survive the Changes Greenbelt Update and New ARD

Market Opportunities for Landowners



Date and Locations: June 17, 2008; 1:00 5:00 PMET (12:00 4:00 PM CT);
at 9 Florida locations (listed on the back).

The transformations taking place in Florida's forestry landscape are producing many challenges
and opportunities for private landowners and resource professionals. A major concern about the
changes surrounding us is land appraisal for tax purposes. Are there guidelines for more uniform
appraisal of forest lands actively managed for timber production and natural resource values?
The problem communicated by many landowners and foresters is that each county treats
agriculture assessment for timber differently. This program will give an update on the statutes
and guidelines for agricultural appraisal for timberlands at the state level and describe how those
may play out locally. We will also discuss two new enterprises that are getting much attention at
the local, state, national and international level energy wood and carbon trading.


Tentative Agenda (all times Eastern):

1:00 pm Sign in at facility
1:30 Program introduction, ( h ,, Demers, UF-IFAS School of Forest Resources and
Conservation (SFRC)
1:45 Greenbelt guidelines for bona-fide forestry, Don Curtis, The Forestry Company and
Redgie Tedder, Forestry & Greenbelt Ci Pi.iinI,,ig
2:45 Break
3:00 Woody biomass: renewable energy resources, Dr. JarekNowak, Florida Division of
Forestry
3:30 Economic availability of biomass resources, Dr. Matthew Langholtz, Bio Resource, Inc.
4:00 Carbon credits: getting paid to grow trees, TBA
4:45 Last round of questions, discussion, closing remarks, evaluation, adjourn


Register: Please call the contact listed for the location you wish to attend by June 4 to ensure
getting materials; a list of the participating locations and contacts is on the back. A small
fee may be collected at the door to cover refreshments. Please share this announcement
with others that may be interested.

A service of: Florida Division of Forestry, Forest Stewardship Program
University of Florida, IFAS, School of Forest Resources and Conservation,
Cooperative Extension Service, Communication Services
USDA Forest Service, Interface South, Wood to Energy
Bio Resource
Forestry & Greenbelt Consulting
The Forestry Company

Funding for Florida's Forest Stewardship Program is provided by the USDA Forest Service through
the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Forestry
and a grant from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative








Participating Locations:
-Call the contactfor the location you wish to attend by June 4 to register-


DeFuniak Springs, UF-IFAS Walton Milton, UF-IFAS West Florida REC
County Extension Office 5988 Highway 90, Building 4900
732 N 9th St, Suite B Milton, FL 32583
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433 Call or email Robin Vickers at
Call (850) 892-8172 to register (850) 983-5216 x ext. 113, rvickers(@ufl.edu
Gainesville, University of Florida Campus Plant City, UF-IFAS Gulf Coast REC
McCarty Hall D, GOO1 1200 North Park Rd
Call or email Chris Demers (352) 846-2375, Plant City, FL 33563
cdemers@ufl.edu to register Call or email Chris Demers (352) 846-2375,
Park in the Reitz Union Parking Garage. See cdemers@ufl.edu to register
http://campusmap.ufl.edu/ for directions.
Jacksonville, UF-IFAS Duval County Quincy, UF-IFAS North Florida REC
Extension Office 155 Research Road
1010 N McDuff Ave Quincy, FL 32351-5677
Jacksonville, FL 32254 Call Vickie Morris at (850) 875-7100 x.0 to
Call (904) 387-8850 to register register
Madison, UF-IFAS Madison County St. Augustine, Windstorm Building
Extension Office 3111 Agriculture Center Drive
184 College Loop St. Augustine, FL 32092
Madison, FL 32340-1426 Call Diane Boone, (904) 209-0430 to register
Call or email ddoug@ufl.edu
(850) 973-4138 to register
Marianna, UF-IFAS Jackson County
Extension Office
2741 Pennsylvania Avenue
Marianna, FL 32448
Call (850) 482-9620 to register

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Timber Price Update

The timber pricing information below is useful for observing trends over time, but does
not necessarily reflect current conditions at a particular location. Landowners considering
a timber sale are advised to solicit the services of a consulting forester to obtain current
local market conditions. Note that price ranges per ton for each product are included in
parentheses after the price per cord.

Stumpage price ranges reported across Florida in the 1st Quarter 2008 Timber Mart-
South (TMS) report were:

* Pine pulpwood: $16 $28/cord
($6 $10/ton), 1 slightly (from average 4th Quarter 2007 prices)
Pine C-N-S: $38 $55/cord ($14 $20/ton), [
* Pine sawtimber: $88 $106/cord ($33 $39/ton), [
* Pine plylogs: $75 $104/cord ($28 $39/ton), [
* Pine power poles: $107 $177/cord ($40 $66/ton), 1
* Hardwood pulpwood: $10 $18/cord ($3 $6/ton), [

Trend Report

Average Florida stumpage prices were down for all products except pine power poles and
pulpwood in the 1st Quarter 2008. Pulpwood prices hit their highest average price in the last 4
years this quarter. Chip-n-saw prices continue to suffer and, along with sawtimber, have been
impacted by the downturn in construction and the larger economy. Sustained high fuel prices and
a further weakening dollar will bring little improvement in stumpage prices for the major timber
products. On the brighter side, the emerging wood-to-energy market will likely bring new
opportunities for landowners to sell small-diameter wood. Keep your eyes peeled for
developments in this growing industry.


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1st Qtr 1998 through 1st Qtr 2008
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University of Florida
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PO Box 110410
Gainesville, FL 32611-0410


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Date Event, Location, Contacts
Florida Division of Forestry Workshop: Prescribed Fire as a Forest Management Tool, 10 am 2
May 15 pm ET. Camp Shands Boy Scout Facility, Melrose, FL. Contact Dave Conser at
conserd@doacs.state.fl.us or (352) 955-2239 for more information.
Florida Division of Forestry Workshop: "A Managed Forest Is A Healthy Forest: Thinning Your
Forest and What It Can Do For You ", 5:30pm 8:45 pm ET, Columbia County Extension Office,
May 20 Lake City, FL 32025-1597 Contact Stan Shepard at shepars@doacs.state.fl.us or (386) 758-5713 to
register.
Florida Division of Forestry Workshop: Silviculture Best Management Practices, 9 am 4 pm ET.
May 29 UF-IFAS Liberty County Extension Center, Bristol, FL. Call Roy Lima at (850) 414-9934 for more
information.
Forest Stewardship Polycom Videoconference: Survive the Changes Greenbelt Update and New
June 17 Enterprises for Landowners, 1-5 pm ET, 9 locations across FL. See announcement in this newsletter
for details.
Florida Division of Forestry Workshop: Silviculture Best Management Practices, 9 am 4 pm ET.
September 16 UF-IFAS Clay County Extension Office, Green Cove Springs, FL. Call Roy Lima at (850) 414-9934
for more information.
Florida Division of Forestry Workshop: Silviculture Best Management Practices, 9 am 4 pm ET.
November 5 UF-IFAS Marion County Extension Office, Ocala, FL. Call Roy Lima at (850) 414-9934 for more
information.





The Florida Forest Steward is a University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Florida Division of Forestry and
Florida Tree Farm joint project:

Chris Demers (editor), School of Forest Resources & Conservation, UF, P.O. Box 110410, Gainesville, FL 32611-0410,
(352) 846-2375 or cdemers($,ufl.edu
Dr. Alan Long (co-editor), School of Forest Resources & Conservation, UF, (352) 846-0891 or a12(itufl.edu
Tony Grossman (co-editor), Florida Division of Forestry, 3125 Conner Blvd, Room R2, Tallahassee, FL 32699-1650,
(850) 414-9907, grossma($doacs.state.fl.us
Chris Wynn (co-editor), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 620 South Meridian Street, Farris Bryant Building,
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600, (850) 488-383 lor Chris. Wvnn(iMvFWC.com
Jon Gould (co-editor), Florida Tree Farm Committee, 4923 Windwood Circle, Birmingham, AL 35242, (205) 991-9435 or
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