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10 Ways to Protect Your Woodland Property

Ten Ways include: protecting fire risk, trespass and liability, your health in the woods, wildlife damage, destructive cutting practices, invasive pests, water quality, soil resources, woodland health, and scenic beauty.

Birch tree bark

An ode to bark

Tree bark can be found in a wide variety of colors, thicknesses, textures, and utility. It is good to take some time to appreciate the “skin” of our trees.

Fall trees. Red and yellow leaves

An old man’s love of his woods

The practical uses for a woodlot don’t have to conflict with the aesthetic values a forest provides.

A tree with a fungal infection

Attack of the fungi

Learn how fungi and other diseases can kill your trees.

A Walk With Moss

Consider the moss

Mosses are classified as bryophytes. However, they’re often lumped with liverworts and club mosses and simply called primitive plants.

If a person bathes in the forest, and no one is around to see it, did it really happen?

Forest bathing (shrinrin-yoku) is the act of ‘bathing’ or basking in the forest using your senses

Oak tree leaves

Ode to a leaf

I am often amazed by leaves and their varied looks and feels; how they work; the role they play in the overall health of the plants, insects, fungi, and animals in our forests; and their ability to move us without even trying.

The sit spot challenge

A sit-spot practice is a great way to help people connect with the rhythms of nature and local natural communities

A painted turtle

Vernal pools are springing up

Learn more about vernal ponds or pools


What’s going on in your woods (Spring edition)

Spring is a busy time in your woodland