Woods Walk at the Hobbs Farm in Nichols, NY Join the Southern Finger Lakes Chapter of the NY Forest Owners Association for a walk in the woods of the Hobbs Family on Saturday, June 2ndfrom 9:30 to No…
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Nuts are good for your health; they are truly super foods. Like anything else worthwhile they do require a bit of work to grow, harvest and make use of. However, doing so can be rewarding and is a way to add some healthy, locally grown food to your diet. The best adapted nut species for NYS are black walnuts, butternuts, chestnuts (depending on your hardiness zone,) hazelnuts, and shagbark hickories.
Hazelnuts are easy to grow and come into production in roughly 4 to 5 years…Continue
Dean: "David, how many logs are left on the landing?" David: "Only a few. I think there are 4 or 5 face cords. An easy day."
Eleven face cords later, and the team is still ready for more!
When our partners at Wagner Hardwoods deliver logs, they do it very carefully and stack the pile well off the ground on "stringer" logs so that there is plenty of room for air to flow. In addition, having the logs off the ground keeps them clean and dry and makes it easy…Continue
Let Them Eat Wood
Nearly all historians agree Marie Antoinette probably never coined the phrase “Let them eat cake,” a saying already in popular culture before her time. The phrase was ascribed to her by opponents to bolster her reputation as callous and arrogant. She would have seemed far more benevolent if she had said “Let them eat wood.”
From remote villages to five-star urban restaurants, people around the world consume all manner of delectable dishes featuring second-hand…Continue
(Note: This is by Joe Hovels, a longtime forester and proponent of good silviculture from Wisconsin. If you like this essay, consider signing up for his newsletter Wisconsin Partnerships in Forestry at email@example.com)
Water:A Tragedy of Responsibility Joe Hovels, Wisconsin Partnerships in Forestry Environmental problems place great constraint on all societies. The response of the society, its leaders in particular, determines the…Continue