Photo by Ted Lutz – Ned Karger (left) presents a black cherry Biltmore stick to Dr. Jim Finley (center), the guest speaker Thursday at the Roach-Bauer Forestry Forum at the Kane Country Club. Tim Pierson (right) of Eldred was recognized as a recently-retired forester with the Penn State Cooperative Extension.
Timber management-- including harvests-- isn't a priority for most of the 738,000 private forest owners in Pennsylvania.
Instead, they say they treasure their woods for solitude, enjoyment, hunting and wildlife.
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