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