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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 register.

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Hayes D. Brown   Alabama Forest Owners' Association

Hayes D. Brown

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Moderator

Hayes D. Brown, attorney and forest owner, will moderate this news conference. Hayes' email address is hbrown@hayesbrown.com.

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Thomas J. Saunders

(00:47)
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Legislative update for forest landowners

Tom Saunders is the General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs for the Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) and the non-partisan political action committee ForestPAC. 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
Email: tsaunders@alaforestry.org

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Dr. Adam Maggard

(05:01)
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Forest Management for Landowners Course

Dr. Adam Maggard is an Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor of Forest Systems Management at the Alabama Cooperative 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 Brochure

Registration for the Forest Principles, Practices, and Stewardship for Landowners course  

Phone: (334) 844-2401
Email: adm0074@auburn.edu

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Michael Nance

(08:56)
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Be Safe Near High Voltage Transmission Lines

Michael Nance is on a rotational assignment as a Senior Manager in the generation construction department at the Tennessee Valley 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 December 2019 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.

Suggested Reading:

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) 215-1004 (m)
Email: mwnance@tva.gov

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Howe Q. Wallace

(12:59)
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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 National 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.

Suggested Reading:

Sunbelt Forest Ventures cuts ribbon on $30M sawmill

Pallet facts from @forestproud on Twitter

Wood Pallets and the Forest Industry

Phone: 863-581-1190
Email: hwallace@palletone.com

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