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Loblolly-to-Longleaf Workshop

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100 Hwy 83

Evergreen, AL 36401

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Ready to move those loblolly dominated stands back to their true nature?
Converting to longleaf pine is a natural decision that takes planning and intention. Learn how to make the transition a successful one, both silviculturally and economically.

Many loblolly pine stands in Alabama are located in prime longleaf pine habitats.
Natural fire exclusion, old field succession, and market forces have all contributed to the dominance of intensively managed, or naturally regenerated, stands of loblolly pine in the region. Those seeking to reestablish longleaf pine may be hesitant to convert because they do not want an unsightly clearcut. This workshop will cover methods and best practices when converting to longleaf while maintaining a pine overstory.

The workshop presentations and tour are designed for natural resource professionals or extremely knowledgeable and active private landowners. The workshop is limited to 30 participants and advanced registration and payment will be required. This workshop has been developed through a collaboration among The Longleaf Alliance, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Forest Service.

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Loblolly-to-Longleaf Training for Resource Professionals

Reid State Technical College Library

100 Hwy 83, Evergreen, AL 36401

Thursday, September 21, 2017

0800 – 0815 Registration

0815 – 0835 Welcome and logistics

0835 – 0930 Slow conversion: Transitioning from loblolly or Slash to longleaf over time (Ryan Mitchell, LLA)

0930 – 1000 Making it happen: Tips on a successful conversion (Alex Boldog, Consulting Forester)

1000 – 1015 Break

1015 – 1030 Stand conversion on a large scale: Conecuh National Forest (Jamie Hernandez, USFS)

1030 – 1115 Burning Longleaf: Situations where extra care is warranted (Ad Platt, LLA)

1115 – 1130 Cost Share Opportunities (Tim Albritton, NRCS)

1130 – 1200 A landowner’s perspective on conversion and a field visit preview (Dr. Salem Saloom, Saloom Properties)

1200 – 1300 Lunch

1300 – 1500 Visit field sites and discussion

  • Stop #1 – Loblolly to Longleaf/Planting the Gaps
  • Stop #2 – Strategic Planning Loblolly to Longleaf (stand near the barn)

1500 Wrap up and adjourn

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