Friday morning’s breakfast included passing of the gavel ceremonies as James Edelen (left) moved into the position of president following 2019 President Mike Bird, pictured receiving a plaque of appreciation from Edelen for his service. Also pictured is TFA Senior Director Susan Stutts and to her right TFA Executive Director Rob Hughes.
Several Bird Forestry team members were on hand October 16-18 for the Texas Forestry Association’s (TFA) 105th annual meeting at the historic Fredonia Hotel in Nacogdoches, where Bird Forestry CEO and TFA President Mike Bird presided.
Ready to enjoy dinner Wednesday evening, Bird Forestry foresters (left to right) John Marksberry, Tyler Brady, and Jered Rhodes.
The conference for members and non-members interested in forestry, “from the family forest owner to mills and timber industry professionals,” noted TFA Executive Director Rob Hughes, featured a slate of speakers from different facets of the industry. Other events included recognizing the Outstanding Tree Farmers, Logger of the Year, and Excellence in Wood Design winners along with many other awards and recognitions.
Thursday afternoon’s panel discussion was moderated by Bird Forestry Senior Vice-President Mark Brian (left). Panel members were featured speakers from earlier in the program including (seated left to right) Rick Meyer, Forest Resources Association Appalachian and Southcentral and Southeastern Region Manager Forest Resources; Tom Kazee, owner and operator of Woodland Security, Inc.; and Fred Raley, Tree Improvement Coordinator at Texas A&M Forest Service.
Attendees from Bird Forestry included Mike Bird, Mark Bird, Mark Brian, John Marksberry, Tyler Brady, Jered Rhodes, and Leon Aldridge. Attending from TerraStone Land Company, an associate company of Bird Forestry, were Bradley Wilson and Adam Velek.
The TFA annual meeting kicked off Thursday with a golf tournament sponsored by TerraStone Land Company.
Bird Forestry was a meeting sponsor, and TerraStone Land Company was a golf tournament sponsor.