Tuesday, August 6, 2013

A Harvest Of Timber

When a tree falls -- is felled -- in a forest in Ohio, it supports a $22-billion-a-year industry and more than 100,000 jobs. And is replaced by more than two trees worth of new growth.
So says an Ohio State University specialist who is documenting the green that grows in the state's woods.

Eric McConnell, a forest operations and products specialist in Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, is researching and writing a series of fact sheets on the economic impact of Ohio's forest industry, which includes timber, logging, paper, wood products and furniture manufacturing.

Read rest of article here:  http://farmprogress.com/story-harvest-timber-14-99713

OSU Extension Forest Factsheets:  http://ohiowood.osu.edu/forestfacts.asp

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