April 17, 2017
Private woodland owners are encouraged to tune in to “Private Forests,” a first-of-its-kind program airing on Alabama Public Television in April as part of the “Discovering Alabama” documentary series.
“Private Forests” broadcasts April 17 and 21 at 9 p.m. and April 30 at 6 p.m. Host Doug Phillips explores Alabama forests’ economic and ecological values on the Emmy Award-winning television series.
The Alabama Farmers Federation’s William Green said non-industrial private landowners should benefit from the hour-long show by learning techniques to enhance their properties.
“Alabama is home to 23 million acres of timberland and a diverse array of tree species,” said Green, the Federation’s interim Forestry Division director. “We want our landowners to be as equipped as possible to manage their forests, and watching this program could be the first step in that process.”
The program is sponsored in part by the Bradley/Murphy Natural Resource Extension Trust, which educates landowners on maximizing natural resource potential and supports consulting with foresters.
Learn more about the program here.