CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!
JANUARY 2020 News Conference for Forest Owners
Produced by the Alabama Forest Owners' Association, Inc.
This Conference was recorded at 10:00 AM Central Time on January
8, 2020 with a live audience. If you would like to be a member of the
audience on the next program, call (205) 624-2225 to
Hayes D. Brown
starting time: (00:00)
Hayes D. Brown, attorney and forest owner, will moderate this news
conference. Hayes' email address is
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Today's issue of Capital Ideas - Live!
is brought to you by
Forester Search, a web resource developed
by the Alabama Forest Owners' Association with the support of the
Bradley/Murphy Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Trust.
a list of Consulting Foresters in your area.
Thomas J. Saunders
Legislative update for forest landowners
General Counsel and Director of
Government Affairs for the
Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) and the non-partisan political
Tom is one of the few voices speaking for timberland owners and the forest
industry in Montgomery. Even if you're not politically minded, the decisions
made in Montgomery affect you and your land. We asked Tom to speak to us
about the issues of interest to forest owners he expects to see this year in
the Alabama state legislature (2020 Session begins Feb. 4). We also asked Tom to suggest some things
forest owners might bring up if they find themselves in a conversation with
state representatives; for example at the February 11
Alabama Agribusiness Council
Legislative Reception, which AFOA helps sponsor.
Phone: (334) 481-2126
Dr. Adam Maggard
Forest Management for Landowners
is an Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor of Forest
Systems Management at the
Extension System and
Auburn University School
of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.
Adam's expertise includes forest productivity and the financial and
economic aspects of forest management and planning. Adam has developed
an online forestry course for landowners, which will wrap up with a forestry field day,
and he invites you to participate.
For more information:
Forest Principles for Landowners Course
Registration for the Forest Principles, Practices, and Stewardship for
Phone: (334) 844-2401
Be Safe Near High Voltage Transmission Lines
is on a rotational assignment as a Senior Manager in the generation
construction department at the
Authority. He previously served as a regional manager in the
Right-Of-Way department, heading a team responsible for safety of the TVA's
16,000 miles of transmission lines. In the
Southern Loggin' Times, Nance discussed the dangers of
cutting trees around high voltage power lines. He has seen a rising trend of
tree-related power outages, and these accidents can also cause fatalities. Many
landowners have these high-voltage lines on their property and may not
realize a tree doesn't have to be touching the line to be dangerous. We
asked Nance to talk with us about what landowners should know about trees
and high-voltage power lines.
Safety Around Transmission Lines and Equipment
Interview with John
Chitwood from Alabama Power about hunting and transmission line safety
Phone: (423) 215-1004 (w); (423)
Howe Q. Wallace
New Sawmill in Dallas County
Howe Q. Wallace is
the Chief Executive Officer of
PalletOne, the nation's largest new
pallet manufacturer. PalletOne in Dallas County will be the primary customer
for Sunbelt Forest Ventures, a new sawmill in Selma designed to manufacture
components for wood pallets from Southern yellow pine. According to the
Wooden Pallet & Container Association, pallet production in 2016 had
increased 14% over 2011 to 508 million new pallets manufactured. A sawmill
taking lower quality wood can be an important market for landowners to earn money on low quality
timber, especially as a byproduct of thinning a longer-growing tract. We
asked Howe to speak with us about the Selma mill and the pallet market.
Sunbelt Forest Ventures cuts ribbon on $30M sawmill
Pallet facts from @forestproud on Twitter
Wood Pallets and the Forest Industry
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