Landowner Education Series

Mike Long Presenting in Jerseyville IL

As part of LFC's ongoing commitment educate landowners about their properties and forests we offer our Landowner Education Series. Open to anyone, and free of charge, Long Forestry's foresters will give a one hour presentation from one of the topics below, and answer any questions you might have about your property or property ownership. The Landowner Education Series' are held throughout southern and central Illinois and Missouri. 
The Fall 2016 schedule is below. Click here for a printable version of the schedule. 
Contact us via phone or email with any questions.
Also, check out some short and informative videos from our past LES presentations at the bottom of the page.

Topics

"Bush Honeysuckle - Its Ecology, Economic Impacts, and Treatment Options"

This presentation will inform you on how bush honeysuckle has come to dominate our forests, the effects of that domination, and how to get this plant out of your woods. Invasive species are a threat to native ecosystems and the native life those ecosystems sustain. Bush honeysuckle is threatening our future forests in Illinois and Missouri by taking over the understory, preventing future plants and trees from growing and stunting the growth of or killing the existing plants and trees. The good news is that bush honeysuckle can controlled and even eradicated, and we'll show you how. A question and answer session will follow.

"How to Have a Successful and Sustainable Timber Sale"

When you sell your timber there is a lot on the line as far as what determines if your sale will be a successful one, both financially and environmentally, or if will be a regretful one. This presentation will discuss the reasons for having, or not having, a timber sale, and will walk you through the timber sale process. A question and answer session will follow.

"Introduction to Forest Taxes"

Your taxes are affected in many ways when you own property, and even more so when you sell the timber on it. This presentation will educate you on how forest ownership affects your property taxes and how you can keep them low, what a timber basis is and how you can cut tax expenses on your first timber sale, and the sales taxes involved during and after a timber sale. A question and answer session will follow.

"The Ins and Outs of Forest Management"

This introduction to forest management will walk you through the history of forest management, the reasons for forest management, and the different methods of forest management you can use to manage your woodlands.  You will learn how the Native Americans used forest management techniques, the structure of the forest (past and present), and how to use management practices like prescribed burning, timber stand improvement, and invasive species control. A question and answer session will follow.

Fall 2016 Schedule

August 17th, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Bush Honeysuckle: Its Ecology, Economic Impacts, and Treatment Options

Carbondale Civic Center

200 S Illinois Ave

Carbondale Il, 62901

LFC Office (618) 893-2307

 

September 29, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

How to Have a Successful and Sustainable Timber Sale

Country Companies Building

402 S Jefferson St

Jerseyville, IL 62052

LFC Office (618) 893-2307

 

October 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Introduction to Forest Taxes

Carbondale Civic Center

200 S Illinois Ave

Carbondale Il, 62901

LFC Office (618) 893-2307

 

October 20, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Bush Honeysuckle: Its Ecology, Economic Impacts, and Treatment Options

Country Companies Building

402 S Jefferson St

Jerseyville, IL 62052

LFC Office (618) 893-2307

 

November 3, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

How to Have a Successful and Sustainable Timber Sale

Carbondale Civic Center

200 S Illinois Ave

Carbondale Il, 62901

LFC Office (618) 893-2307

 

November 30, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Introduction to Forest Taxes

Country Companies Building

402 S Jefferson St

Jerseyville, IL 62052

LFC Office (618) 893-2307

 

December 1, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

Bush Honeysuckle: Its Ecology, Economic Impacts, and Treatment Options

Carbondale Civic Center

200 S Illinois Ave

Carbondale Il, 62901

LFC Office (618) 893-2307

 

Video Clips

 Bush Honeysuckles Economic Impact to Your Woodlot     Sustainable Forestry

Introduction to Property Taxes for Landowners     Bush Honeysuckle - History and Consequenses  

Understanding Timber Basis     What Makes an Invasive  Silvicultural Reasons for a Timber Harvest     Examples from the Field and the Follow Up   Invasive Plant ID - Bush Honeysuckle     Why You Should Use a Consulting Forester