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Department of Forestry - Extension Presents

Sustainability of White Oak Timber Supply


March 25, 2015 1:00 – 4:30,
Embassy Suites, Lexington KY

Objective:  The objective of the meeting is to provide industries involved in the production or use of grade white oak with up-to-date information on white oak supply, long and short term sustainability, and threats.

Audience: Stave and lumber mills, distillers, barrel manufactures, flooring and other secondary white oak users, and veneer producers. 

Presenters: Experts in white oak and hardwood demand and supply, forest sustainability and oak researcher, forest growth and drain, and white oak insect and diseases. Tentative Agenda and Meeting Information



TENTATIVE AGENDA


1:00 – 1:15 PM  Introduction of Issues Affecting White Oak and the Industries Using Grade White Oak  – Meeting Moderator, Dr. Jeffrey W. Stringer, Professor of Forestry, University of Kentucky

1:15 – 1:45 PM  White Oak Supply and Demand – Domestic and International. Dr. Bill Luppold, US Forest Service Scientist and Project Leader on Market Effects and the Sustainability of Eastern Hardwood Forests, Princeton, WV

1:45 – 2:00 PM
– Growth of Distilleries Industry. Eric Gregory, President, Kentucky Distillers’ Association   

2:00 – 2:20 PM  Current White Oak Timber Monitoring in Kentucky (FIA/TPO).
Ray Campbell, Kentucky Division of Forestry, Forest Inventory and Analysis

2:20 – 2:45 PM  Changes in White Oak Growing Stock.
Dr. Chris Oswalt, US Forest Service, Forest Inventory Analyst, Knoxville, TN

2:45 – 3:00 PM   BREAK

3:00 – 3:30 PM  Long Term White Oak Sustainability.
Dr. Jeff Stringer, University of Kentucky, Department of Forestry, Professor of Hardwood Silviculture and Forest Operations

3:30 – 4:00 PM  White Oak Threats.
Dr. Ellen Crocker, University of Kentucky, Department of Forestry, Forest Health Research and Education Center.

4:00 – 4:30 PM  Panel and Group Discussion
– determination of needs and next steps to ensuring sustainable supplies of white oak.

 

KFIA members get free registration with their annual meeting registration.