Northwest Illinois Forestry AssociationWoodland owners sharing ideas on forest productivity

Webinar: Pruning hardwood trees for future sawlog and veneer potential

  • 30 Mar 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The University of Illinois Extension Forestry team presents a series on nine webinars for woodland owners this spring.  The series is free and open to the public and will explore how landowners can manage manage their trees for better return on investment, improve habitat for wildlife species, learn more about the native ecosytems and restoration potential, and mitigate forest threats such as forest pests, invasive plants, and storm damage. 

This webinar will provide an overview on hardwood pruning techniques designed to increase high-grade sawlog and veneer log potential.  We will discuss basic tree physiology, pruning equipment, do’s and don’ts, and corrective pruning / lateral pruning techniques designed to maximize “return on investment” ROI and realize future income potential.  Jay Hayek will present.

You can sign up for one session or the whole series for free at

For questions, inquiries, or membership applications:

Mail: NIFA, 2303 West Cording Road, Galena, IL  61036


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