Farm Traveler Podcast - Forestry

Let's talk about wood...

Today our guest on the podcast is an old friend, Will Leonard. Will is a forester in North West Florida and will talk to us about what all his job encompasses, how timber is harvested and much more. Will is also going to touch base on the impact that hurricane Michael has had on the timber industry since it made landfall back in October of 2018.

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Key points we will cover:

Prepping the land for planting timber

Timber Harvesting

Pulpwood vs Saw timber

Pine tree species in Florida

Building relationships with timber growers

Hurricane Michael’s impact on the Florida Timber industry

Facts mentioned in the podcast:

17 million acres of timber land in Florida

FL Forestry producers over 30,000 jobs

FL Forestry provides the state with $25 Billion in revenue

72 Million tons of timer were destroyed from Hurricane Micheal which equals 3.5 million log trucks

Additional information :

Economic Contributions of the Forest Industry

Fox News Report on Florida Forestry after Hurricane Michael

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