Monthly Archives: January 2015

Seeing the Forest for the Trees

The dictionary defines a forest as “a tract of land covered with trees and underbrush.” That’s the way a lot of people think of the forest, but I submit to you that a forest is more than a bunch of … Continue reading

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Who owns the Forest?

Our society tends to take the forest for granted. We enjoy the natural beauty of tree covered mountains, get thrilled at seeing forest wildlife, enjoy the ease of life that wood products provide, and seldom regard where it all comes … Continue reading

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Love Your Tree? Then Don’t Top It

Tree topping is a practice where major limbs and branches are cut back to a certain height, leaving stubs. It’s done primarily to reduce the height of the tree because the owner is afraid it will get too big and … Continue reading

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Managing Sunlight

Managing a forest is manipulating it to provide whatever objectives the owner wants from it, be in growing wood, providing wildlife habitat, or perhaps some sort of recreation. It may appear to be a complex science, but when you get … Continue reading

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