Published on 09/18/15

Free Southeast Georgia Forestry Field Day and Workshop

By Clint Thompson

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and the UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources are teaming up to host a Southeast Georgia Forestry Field Day and Workshop.

The daylong event will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. at the Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center in Lyons, Georgia.

Georgia landowners, timber managers and forestry industry personnel are encouraged to attend the free event.

“The forestry and timber industry in our county and in southeast Georgia is a big part of our local economies. This meeting will keep our landowners and timber managers up to date on the latest research and management practices,” said Chris Tyson, UGA Extension Agricultural and Natural Resources agent in Tattnall County. “This is also a great opportunity to showcase the forestry research that UGA specialists have been conducting right here in our neck of the woods for years. Folks will be able to see firsthand what they have been working on and, hopefully, take some of that knowledge to their own farms.”

Space is limited, and those interested must pre-register by Thursday, Oct. 1, to reserve a seat and meal. You can register by calling the Tattnall County UGA Extension office at 912-557-6724 or by emailing

The agenda for the meeting will include development of a forest management plan, a forestry herbicide update, and pine straw and timber production yields at longleaf pine sites. The tour of the research plots will include a look at the longleaf seed source study, slash and loblolly plots, as well as some hybrid poplar and cottonwood plots.

Clint Thompson is an agriculture writer based in Tifton, Georgia.