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EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK

'The Forest' is With Us
By ALAN SHELBY, Florida Forestry Association Executive Vice President

new year not only gives us a clean slate full of possibilities for the coming year,
it also gives us a chance to look back and reflect on events of the year that has
passed. And it is the perfect time to take stock of where we are.
The Association contracted with our friends at the University of Florida's Institute
of Food and Agricultural Sciences to conduct a comprehensive economic impact
study of forestry in Florida. The results certainly kick off this issue on a positive
note. (Spoiler alert: $25 billion+ dollars and 124,000 jobs!)
Hurricane Irma was unquestionably one of the more memorable events of 2017.
Blasting through Florida in early September, she wreaked havoc from one end of the
state to the other. In our Hurricane Irma coverage, State Forester Jim Karels takes
a look at the damage the storm caused and explains the Florida Forest Service's
(FFS) role in recovery efforts. FFS's Jeffrey Eickwort also tells us about two beetles
that attack after storms and how to mitigate their damage to stands.
For the Association, our Annual Meeting is always a favorite memory every year.
In our Annual Meeting section you will find a brief recap of the meeting, photographs from some of the events and profiles of our award winners. We also included
information about next year's event, so make plans now to join us!
We have a million reasons to be excited about our Log A Load For Kids story.
With the Tommy Usher Log A Load For Kids Golf Classic in October, we celebrated
the $1 million mark for donations made by the forest community and friends to the
UF Health Shands Children's Hospital in Gainesville.
"May the Forest Be With You." This year's Working Forests Week theme was literally out of this world, playing off a famous line from Star Wars and opening up
some creative channels for extended outreach. Snapshots features photographic
highlights of this year's statewide awareness campaign.
As always, it is an honor to work for an association whose members and partners
work so hard to continue moving forestry forward. I am proud of the successes we
have achieved and the challenges we have overcome, and I look forward to even
greater accomplishments together in the future. Thank you for the opportunity. *

Florida Forests 6 Fall/Winter 2017

WE HAVE A MILLION
REASONS TO BE EXCITED
ABOUT OUR LOG A
LOAD FOR KIDS STORY...
WE CELEBRATED THE
$1 MILLION MARK FOR
DONATIONS MADE BY
THE FOREST COMMUNITY
AND FRIENDS TO THE
UF HEALTH SHANDS
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
IN GAINESVILLE.



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017

Executive Outlook
President’s Message
Forestry’s Economic Impact on Florida
Serving Floridians Through Wildfires and Storms
A Post-Hurricane Guide to Managing Invasive Tree Pests
Celebrating the Best in Forestry
Annual Meeting 2017
Log a Load for Kids Makes a Million!
Snapshots
Products & Services Marketplace
Index of Ads/ advertisers.com
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - Intro
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - cover1
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FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - 5
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - Executive Outlook
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - President’s Message
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - 8
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - Forestry’s Economic Impact on Florida
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - 10
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - Serving Floridians Through Wildfires and Storms
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - 12
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - 13
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - 14
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - 15
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - A Post-Hurricane Guide to Managing Invasive Tree Pests
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - 17
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - Celebrating the Best in Forestry
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - 19
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - Annual Meeting 2017
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - 21
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - 22
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - Log a Load for Kids Makes a Million!
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - Snapshots
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FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - 26
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - 27
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - Products & Services Marketplace
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - 29
FLORIDAForests - Fall/Winter 2017 - Index of Ads/ advertisers.com
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