​Registration Info

Registration Fee: $89*
*Lunch will be provided

Registration Deadline: December 10, 2021

Workshop Location

The workshop will be held at the Tigerton Community Center in Tigerton, Wis.

Workshop Parners

This workshop is offered in partnership with:

Cancelation Policy

Requests received prior to the registration deadline will be granted a full refund. Requests received after the registration deadline but prior to the workshop’s start will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be granted to requests received after the start of the workshop. To receive a refund a written request must be made to hfrater@uwsp.edu

​Workshop Details

Visual Merchandising

December 17, 2021 | 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Tigerton, Wis.

Join Mike Demchik, Ph.D. and Tigerton Lumber Co. as we follow three trees from standing stock to milled wood. In this workshop we will explore how defects move through a log by evaluating the standing stock of three species, cutting them down, merchandising and grading the down logs, and milling them on site. Throughout this process we will discuss:  
  • log grading
  • standing stock grading
  • internal rate of return
  • milling
  • grading and scaling of lumber

A tentative workshop itinerary is available HERE.


This workshop pre-approved for 5 WI-DNR Cooperating Forester CEUs, 4 SFI CEUs, and 4.5 SAF CFEs. 

Target Audience

This workshop is designed for professional foresters and loggers who want a better understanding of how defects move through a log.

Instructor Bio

Mike Demchik, Ph.D., Professor of Silviculture

Michael Demchik is a Professor of Forestry at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He teaches a wide range of courses at UWSP and is involved in research that addresses using silviculture to reach landowner goals. He is particularly obsessed with developing methods to teach students and professionals how to mark timber better, faster and with more confidence in their decisions. He has had a number of jobs across federal, state, and private natural resource management in West Virginia, Maryland, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.