Oklahoma City—The new directory announced earlier this month to get landowners with eastern red cedar linked with sources to remove or use the trees is up and running. The online resource is linked on the home page of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry website at www.oda.state.ok.us.
The agency’s Forestry Services Division created the site which already has a number of sources of red cedar cutters as well as landowners with cedars to be removed.
The directory was designed similar to the state’s hay directories to link cedar users with people who have cedars that need to be removed. State Secretary of Agriculture, Terry Peach, said he hopes the directory will result in an increase in the production of cedar oil, mulch and lumber in the future.
The directories will be updated at the end of each month. Buyers, landowners, and people and businesses engaged in removing, processing or manufacturing eastern red cedars are encouraged to log on to the ODAFF website sign up at no cost and be included in future updates to the directory.
Posted on Thu, February 18, 2010
by Jack Carson (405) 522-4575