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How Perceived Logging Destruction is a Catalyst for Good Apr 02, 2023

For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)

Let that sit on you for a second. This is true for humanity as well as for forested landscapes. For every life there is a...

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Why You Are Receiving Differing Management Advice. Mar 19, 2023

Have you ever consulted with two different foresters, or other natural resource professional, and received two different recommendations? 

And depending on what it might have been you asked advice for, the differences may have been slight or significantly different. They're both foresters......

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When is the RIGHT time to thin? forestry harvesting management thinning timber harvesting Feb 06, 2023

"Are my trees ready to thin?"

A very common question, and rightly so! 

If you've been in the management game for a while (or Googling for a while at least) you've heard how important it is to "time" your thinning appropriately to maximize its purpose and results. 

But WHEN do you ...

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Setting Realistic Goals beginners landownership longterm management women landowners Jan 08, 2023

It's another new year and the mantra typically heard is "New Year, New Me!" or the "New Year, Better Me!"

And we set our resolutions of things we've neglected last year and "promised" to start right after we get that new calendar flipped over for the new year. 

And if you're like me, it...

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Should I Do Natural Regeneration? clearcut forestry management planting reforestation Dec 11, 2022

Before you even sign the contract to sell your trees... 

Before the logger fells the FIRST tree on your property....

You should have a decent reforestation plan!

No, you don't need ALL the specifics, but you should have a general idea of expectations.

An example of this might be what...

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Making Your Land A Legacy forestry landownership longterm management planning women landowners Nov 13, 2022

Tell me if this sounds familiar

  • You load the dishes in the dishwasher after dinner because it irks you when it's "not stacked right..."
  • You fold the laundry at 10:00pm and put it away "to make sure it gets put in the right spot" and to avoid the 3,000 texts/calls asking about Lucy's shorts and...
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3 Weather Indicators Landowners Should Know BEFORE Burning burning fire forestry management prescribed burning prescribed fire Oct 10, 2022

The weather is cooling down, and you're ready to grab your oversized sweater and cup of coffee to cozy up on the porch and enjoy the brisk mornings. And at night, getting snuggled up by a warm fire pit. 

Something about autumn just screams comfort. I don't know if it's all the season-crazed...

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3 Ways to Generate Revenue from Your Land beginners forestry income leases management Sep 11, 2022

If you’ve been following me for any amount of time you know I preach that money, income, revenue, whatever you want to call it … is crucial for the sustainability for your forest! 

Everyone knows of the more traditional ways to generate money from your land: timber sales. 

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Landowner Liabilities insurance liability naturaal disasters property taxes Aug 08, 2022

Owning forestland is one of the most rewarding assets you can invest in. Perhaps not in traditional ROI measurements, but when you consider all the “intangible” characteristics- being a landowner far exceeds any other investment out there. 

 

But like any asset you have, you...

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3 Red Flags When Considering Selling Your Timber red flags timber harvesting Jul 10, 2022

You’ve probably heard the stories….
You’ve probably seen me talk about it on social media over and over… and over again.
But this is topic is so important, I believe it warrants another discussion!
DO NOT SELL YOUR TIMBER WITH EMOTIONS. That was a little blunt I know, so...

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Revising Your Land Plan landownership longterm management planning Jun 13, 2022

It’s halfway through June, which means we are literally half-way through the year! And if you’re like me, you were working on your daily checklists and so focused on reaching your daily goals, you blinked and didn’t even realize that half your year has already passed you...

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What should I plant?! beginners land objective management reforestation Apr 13, 2022
One of the most common questions I have been asked is...
WHAT should I plant??
 
After which I'll take a look at what kind of land your own - is it wet, is it dry, is it sandy, does it have a clay component, etc etc. This gives me insight to what tree species would be best suited to...
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