OSU South Centers
The South Centers at Piketon Forestry, Timber, and Wood program focuses on the future of the forest and forest products industry by evaluating the impacts of changing forest conditions and business environments. This includes but is not limited to ownership patterns and attitudes, forest health issues, consumer preferences, availability of work force, general economic conditions, and political climate. We do this by assisting and/or collaborating with the business community, political entities, environmental nonprofits and forest owners in sustaining the forests and the forest product industry in the region.
Ohio State University South Centers Forestry, Timber and Wood is a comprehensive program which provides research and education opportunities to landowners, timber harvesters, forest management specialists, and forest industry entrepreneurs for the purpose of sustaining the use of Ohio's forest resource and enhancing the economy in Appalachian Ohio. OSU South Centers is recognized as the place where applied research results, educational opportunities and business support are made available to the forestry community.
The Forestry, Timber and Wood program is comprised of three areas: forestry, timber harvesting and the forest products industry.
Created: 2007-04-24 , Updated: 2011-04-22
87% of Ohio's forest is owned by 403,000 private individuals