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.
Key points we will cover:
Prepping the land for planting timber
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
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