June 20, 9:30am–5:15pmWhere
Ohio State University Mansfield Campus 470 Ovalwood Hall, 1760 University Drive, Mansfield, OH 44906
Join us for a day touring Ohio’s forests and the industry that puts an estimated $22 billion into the economy. The day starts at the Ohio State University Mansfield campus where we will tour a sampling of our forest resources and cover some of the challenges today’s woodland owners face. We will look at the impact of invasive species such as emerald ash borer and how that impacts wildlife, timber and other goals that landowners may have.
From there we will load the bus and head to Yoder Lumber – (Buckhorn plant) where we follow the logs harvested from the woods and see them turned into lumber. Yoder has a state-of-the-art sawmill along with kilns used to dry the lumber. While on the bus we will hear from Matt Baumgardner of the U.S. Forest Service on the unique furniture industry the Amish have created here in Ohio.
The third stop of the tour is at HW Chair. Here see how those parts that started out as some landowners trees become furniture.
A June 20 tour in northern Ohio will show how trees get turned into products, including Amish-made lumber and furniture.
How to register
Registration for the event is $10, includes a box lunch and is needed by June 13. Complete details, including the full schedule, are at go.osu.edu/Forests/Furniture. Call 614-688-3421 for more information.