Illinois grows some of the finest hardwoods in the nation, including black walnut, red oak, white oak, yellow poplar, ash, hickory, hard maple, and soft maple. Approximately 4.4 million acres in Illinois are forested, or 12% of the state. Ninety-seven percent of Illinois' forests are classified as deciduous and 3 percent classified as conifers.  
 
If you are a private land owner considering a timber sale, you might be asking yourself some of these questionsWhat should I sell?  How can I get the best price for my timber?  Is there a best time to harvest?  

 

The Northwest Illinois Forestry Association will be hosting a presentation on May 4 at the Larry and Sally Priske Tree Farm near Galena to address these and many other questions regarding tree harvesting. This session will be conducted by loggers from Steines & Griebel Logging of Bellevue Iowa, which has been in business for 37 years. This is a great opportunity for participants to gather information on logging from a logger's perspective. 

 

The event will start at 9 a.m. and last approximately three hours. The location is 4700 N. Council Hill Road. If traveling from Highway US 20, turn onto Main Street towards downtown Galena. Main turns into Dewey Avenue which turns into Council Hill Road. Continue approximately two miles to the Priske Farm

 

All NIFA events are open to the public. For up-to-date information on other activities, visit www.nifatrees.org.

 
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