This site is maintained for the 300 members of the Florida Division of the Society of American Foresters. You can use the menu (the bars near the top right on the mobile version) to access information about the structure and activities of the Florida Division.

Since 1900, the Society of American Foresters has provided access to information and networking opportunities to prepare members for the challenges and the changes that face natural resource professionals.

SAF Core Values are:

  • Forests are a fundamental source of global health and human welfare
  • Forests must be sustained through simultaneously meeting environmental, economic, and community aspirations and needs
  • Foresters are dedicated to sound forest management and conservation
  • Foresters serve landowners and society by providing sound knowledge and professional management skills

For more information, visit the Society of American Foresters national website.

Forest Herbicide Workshop

The Southeastern SAF announces the “Tri-State Forest Herbicide Workshop” August 9, 2017 at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy, FL, just west of Tallahassee. Registration is limited to 100 attendees and advance registration is encouraged through Eventbrite at this link.

This one day workshop is appropriate for managers of forest land and natural areas and will provide 5 forestry CFEs and state pesticide license CEUs (5) applied for in AL, FL, GA. Speakers include: Dr. David Dickens, UGA, Dr. Nancy Loewenstein, AU, Dr. Stephen Enloe and Dr. Pat Minogue, UF, and representatives from industry. Topics include:

  • Advanced herbicide site preparation for pine management
  • Post-plant herbaceous weed control in longleaf plantings
  • Long-term growth response and economics to mid-rotation competition control and fertilization in pine plantations
  • Identification and control of invasive plants of forests and natural areas
  • How herbicides work – what tank mixes make sense?
  • The six “T’s” – technical aspects of individual stem treatment
  • Herbicide toxicity and environmental considerations – apply herbicides safely
  • Update from industry

Turpentining in Florida: Past, Present, Future?

Friday October 13, 2017, 10am‐3pm at the AUSTIN CARY FOREST
The Association of Consulting Foresters, University of Florida, and Society of American Foresters are pleased to host a program on this important part of Florida’s past, present, and future.

In 1913 Florida led the nation in turpentine production, and the industry had a tremendous impact on the economy, ecology, and culture of the state. Since the 1950s the industry has evolved, but not disappeared –the use of pine‐derived chemicals is still a major industry across the Southeast. New methods and technologies have the potential to continue to evolve the industry, and create opportunities for landowners.

  • History of Turpentine in the South, Bill Consoletti
  • Reflections by Three Florida Turpentine Families, Avery Roberts, Bubba Green, and Jim Tilton
  • The Pine Chemicals Industry: Today and the Future?, Dr. Alan Hodges
  • Tour of the A. Chester Skinner Jr Turpentine Education Site, Wayne Smith and Scott Sager

Cost is $15 at the door. Register at http://tiny.cc/turpentineFL. Catered lunch provided. Six CFEs will be available. Space for chapter meetings available before, during lunch, and/or after. For questions about program or logistics contact: Wayne Smith at 352.475.2439, whsmith@ufl.edu; or Scott Sager at 352.317.7675, sasager@ufl.edu. Download the flyer here.