Thanks to so many people, we had the best time Tuesday at our forestry meeting. This was a program we did before I moved to Wilcox County, and I was hoping we could continue it here. The county has 69% of our total land being in forested acres. According to the UGA Farmgate report, it’s 168,000 total acres. Our timber sales are over $6 million a year, and our pine straw sales rank 15th in the state. This program was focused on longleaf under CRP and soon to come out of the program. Landowner have to decide what they will do next. Pine straw was our main topic of production. We discussed weed control and other pest issues related to production as well. Here are some pictures below:
Thank you Mr. Pete Peebles for hosting this year’s program. We were able to see the difference in management of two different plantings and how to evaluate these stands. We were glad to be joined by retired Georgia Forestry Commission forester Mr. Grady Williams also attended. He has truly been a pioneer for longleaf in this area, planting management, you name it.