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Historic Ohio Timber Price Reports
Veneer and Plywood Manufacturing
OSU's Urban Wood Utilization Project
Ohio Wood Products (OSU) Sawmill and firewood directories, as well as Ohio Timber Price Reports
growNOW Ohio Treasurer's Office
BMPs for Erosion Control for Logging Practices in Ohio
Linked Deposit Program Information (doc); application (pdf) Ohio EPA
Urban Tree and Woody Yard Residues USDA Forest Service
Division of Forestry
2045 Morse Road
Columbus, OH 43229
The Forest Industries program’s ultimate charge is to conserve Ohio’s timber resources. Staff works cooperatively with government agencies and industrial associations to enhance Ohio’s domestic and international wood products marketing opportunities.
Ohio grows one billion board feet of wood and harvests 300 to 400 million board feet of timber each year. Ohio forest industries contribute $15 billion to the state's economy.
The Many Sides of the Forest Economy (pdf) 30-page booklet on the economics of the forest products industry in Ohio
Forest Products Journal: Wood Use by Ohio's Amish Furniture Cluster (pdf)
Forest Products Journal:Forty Years of Hardwood Products Consumption (1963 - 2002) (pdf)
Opportunities and Challenges for the Export of U.S. Value-added Wood Products to China (pdf)
Control and Utilization of Tree of Heaven A Guide for Virginia Landowners
Is My Yard Tree Worth Money? (pdf) Not all hardwood logs, including walnut, are always valuable.
Ohio Roundwood Utilization by the Timber industry in 2006 (pdf) From Ohio Division of Forestry and U.S. Forest Service
Best Management Practices for Logging Operations Brochure (pdf)
Selling Timber (pdf)
Ohio Forest Industry Fact Sheet (pdf)
No Two Alike (pdf) Ohio Woodland Journal, August 2008
Log Scaling Handbook (pdf)
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The value of urban wood is dictated mainly by the availability of local markets. Identifying those various markets and making the link between buyer and seller is where the work begins -- it takes leg work to find a new home for a downed yard tree.
To find potential local markets for your trees, go to the "custom/portable sawmills" and "firewood company" directories (OSU) that contain information that may be helpful and are intended to direct you to potential buyers or service providers. These contacts are normally small organizations that may have an interest in yard trees for a variety of uses ranging from wood energy to saw logs.