This month we are going to get our hands dirty by digging into how trees grow and how trees interact in a forest. My quest is to help you understand how it ties to the trees you see in your woods, and why the types of trees changes over time. Understanding tree biology is also important if you want to plant trees (i.e. what trees grow best in the soil types and sun conditions you are working with?).
When we talk to landowners about their property, they often share with us trail camera photos of bears or list the birds they saw or heard. Wildlife is a common interest for many woodland owners. Although less cute and cuddly, amphibians are a vital part of the ecosystem and the wildlife food web in your woods. They are also a fun, accessible way to get kids or grandkids out exploring your woods. In this month’s blog, we’ll look at how to find and count amphibians on your property.
Most of us don’t take the time to consider how forestry machines work and work together to efficiently, sustainably, and safely harvest timber off of our properties. Well, that is going to change right now.
It’s the holidays, and in case you haven’t noticed, they are pushing electronics of all kinds. Hopefully, in a future post we’ll share some forestry apps for tablets and smartphones. We are just starting to delve into some of these, so if you have used one, we’d love some input on what to check out and what to avoid (just shoot us an email). In the meantime, this post will focus on a few websites that we recommend for woodland owners.