Date: April 12, 2022 - April 14, 2022

Location: Texas Forestry Association, 1903 Atkinson Dr Lufkin, TX 75901

Cost: $100.00

Landowner scholarships are available for low-income or underserved individuals. To utilize this opportunity, please request registration using this link:


Breakfasts, snacks and lunches provided, as well as a cocktail reception on the evening of Day 1

Approved for
17.5 SAF Category I credits
15.5 Texas Pro Logger  credits

Contact: Jenny Sanders (Texas Longleaf Team) or Karen Zilliox Brown (The Longleaf Alliance)



Tentative Agenda and Topics


Day 1 | 8:00am - 5:00pm

Cultural History of Longleaf Pine – James Sowell, US Forest Service 

The Longleaf Tree: A Natural History – Jacob Barrett, The Longleaf Alliance 

Longleaf and Fire – James Sowell, USFS 

Keys to Establishment: Site Selection-Site Prep - Ad Platt, TLA 

Keys to Establishment: Seedling Quality, Planting Techniques, Release Treatments – Jacob Barrett, TLA 

Slow Conversion: Loblolly/Slash to Longleaf – Ad Platt, Longleaf Alliance and/or guest speaker

Exercise: Introduction to Management Scenarios & group assignments (4) 


Social at the Texas Forestry Museum | 5:00-6:30 PM

(next door to the TFA Building)

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres Sponsored by Longleaf Alliance Board Members and the Texas Longleaf Team


Day 2 | 8:00am - 5:00pm

Announcements and questions from prior day 

Restoring Native Understory Plants – Tyler Wayland, East Texas Natives Program 

Ecological Pine Straw Production – Ad Platt, TLA 

Products and Economics –Ed Dougal, TAMU Or Ad Platt, TLA 

Intro to Diseases and Pests – Allen Smith, Texas A & M Forest Service 

Invasives in Longleaf Pine Ecosystems—Allen Smith, Texas A&M Forest Service 


Day 3| 8:00am - 3:30pm

Newton County Field Tour – Transportation Provided by Texas A&M Forest Service

Participants will visit two private properties and see Longleaf stands in variety of ages and stages and management strategies.  We will see also hear from experts in wildlife and habitat management, harvest strategies, herbicide and prescribed fire, and much more!

 Topics to Include:

Landowner objectives and perspectives

Management history (planting, harvest schedules, fire history)

Pole marking demo, discuss managing for poles as a product - Ad, Jacob 

Wildlife habitat management—bobwhite, RCS, LPS - Don Dietz

Understory examples and management strategies

Natural longleaf regeneration

Harvester ants? “Town ants” 

Fire frequency, management, and considerations

Thinning considerations, final harvest

Mid-rotation issues