Connecticut Professional Timber Producers Association
A statewide study revealed the hot spots for the presence of the ticks that carry Lyme Disease. For more information: Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.
GYPSY MOTH DEVASTATION CONTINUES
As the gypsy moth devastation continues, Connecticut faces a huge challenge dealing with acre upon acre of "dead standing." Dead and dying trees, mostly oak, are a public hazard that can fall and take down power lines, damage structures, and injure or even kill people. They are also a waste of valuable timber that could be lost to rot if not salvaged quickly. Second District Congressman Joe Courtney recentlu toured Pachaug State Forest to learn more about the devastation and how the Connecticut Legislature can help deal with the gypsy-moth-killed trees. Below, dead and dying trees along a stretch of road in Mansfield (Hartford Courant).
The Connecticut Professional Timber Producers Association are committed to informing its members of legislation affecting the Connecticut forest products industry and will provide testimony to the legislature on behalf of its membership.
Continuing Education Programs
The Connecticut Professional Timber Producers Association sponsors workshops throughout the year to meet the growing demands of the forest products industry. All programs are approved by the CT DEP Division of Forestry for CEU credits for CT Certified Forest Practitioners. Visit the Calendar on this website for updates on classes and programs.
Community Outreach Programs
The Association reaches out to the non-forestry community to improve the image and understanding of the forest products industry. We accomplish this through involvement in school programs, participation in agricultural fairs and events and sponsorship of educational programs. The Connecticut Professional Timber Producers Association is also the proud sponsor of the Connecticut Log A Load for Kids Campaign which raises money annually for the Hartford Connecticut Children's Medical Center.