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Officials: Good help a boon when managing woodlands

[North Carolina] About 15 women learned about timber management during a seminar put on Monday by N.C. Cooperative Extension and NCWoodlands, a nonprofit agency that represents the interests of private timber owners. Whitfield drove home the importance of choosing a qualified timber consultant or registered forester to handle management and harvesting of trees. He urged the timber owners to hire consulting foresters, who are registered and licensed under rules set out by the state Legislature. Whitfield further advised the women — and the two men in attendance — to go with professionals who are members of the Association of Consulting Foresters. Securing the services of a registered tree expert yields, on average, a 23 percent higher sale price for timber, Whitfield said.

News notes are courtesy of Southern Forests Network News Notes

www.southernsustainableforests.org

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