COLUMBUS — The Northeastern Ohio Forestry Association held its annual banquet with approximately 103 members and guests in attendance.
Dave and Nancy Hively received the Distinguished Service Award and Charlie and Annette Woodrum received the Outstanding Woodlot Management Award.
Thanks in part to the Hivelys, the group’s membership numbers have climbed and are sustaining at all time highs (approximately 120), the banquets have been very well attended, the meetings and tours are also very well attended, member participation at the Canfield Fair booth has been up and the group has taken on some very successful programs.
Charlie and Annette Woodrum live near Cortland in Trumbull County. They purchased their 52-acre farm in 1998 and 30 acres of the farm are in well-managed woodland.
The woodland is certified as an official tree farm registered in the American Tree Farm System.
The Woodrums sold a selective harvest of their timber during the winter of 2007-08 and have been busy cutting firewood to feed their outdoor wood furnace.
The association’s auction made $2,340.50. Funds are used to provide scholarships to the Ohio Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp, which will be held June 14-19 at Camp Muskingum.
The raffle of the garden cart full of gardening tools and accessories raised $255 over the cost for the items.
The Husqvarna chain saw raffle raised more than $474.