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 Winter 2017 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.

"Recipes for Success - Oak Advanced Regeneration"

This presentation will discuss why oaks are important to your local forest and what you can do to help make sure they are present in your woodlands. 

"Understaning the Herbicide Label for Forest Landowners"

The herbicide label can be complicated and confusing. The session will explain the parts of the label, what you need to know from the label, and where to find it.  A question and answer session will follow.

Winter 2017 Schedule

November 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

How to Have a Successful and Sustainable Timber Sale

Recipes for Success - Oak Advanced Regeneration

Carbondale Civic Center

200 S Illinois Ave

Carbondale Il, 62901

LFC Office (618) 893-2307

 

November 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Introduction to Forest Taxes

Recipes for Success - Oak Advanced Regeneration

Carbondale Civic Center

200 S Illinois Ave

Carbondale Il, 62901

LFC Office (618) 893-2307

 

December 12th, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

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

Understanding the Herbicide Label for Forest Landowners

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