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The Connecticut Professional Timber Producers Association, Inc., (also known as TIMPRO), is a 501c (6) non-profit trade organization representing all aspects of the Connecticut forest products industry including timber harvesters, truckers, foresters, sawmills and associated businesses.
 
Mission of the Association: To enhance the image and understanding of the forest products profession throughout the State of Connecticut through public outreach programs, education and a commitment to professionalism amongst its membership. The Association strives to enhance the image of the industry through:
  • Communicate information to the Membership 
  • Institute ethical guidelines and demand a high degree of professional ethics among its members. 
  • Establish forest practice standards for the timber harvesting and forest products profession.
  • Promote safety within the profession.
  • Promote Best Management Practices for the timber harvesting profession. 
  • Promote education in the fields of forestry, timber harvesting, & forest products both within the Association and outside it.                                                   
  • Promote superior utilization of forest products.
  • Promote the use of Connecticut wood products.
  • Publish a Connecticut Forest Profession Directory and publish periodically an industry newsletter.                                                                                                                      
Continuing Education Program: The Connecticut Professional Timber Producers Association sponsors a series of 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.
 
Legislation The Connecticut Professional Timber Producers Association is committed to keeping its membership informed on legislation affecting the Connecticut forest products industry and is prepared to provide testimony to the legislature on behalf of its membership.
 
Community Outreach Programs: The Association seeks to reach out to the non-forestry community to improve the image and understanding of the forest products industry.  This is accomplished 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 Connecticut Children's Medical Center.