New film & resources to help YOU save forests!
A new, short, animated (and upbeat!) film was recently created by the Old-Growth Forest Network (OGFN). The film takes you on a 4-minute journey that represents 300 years in the life of a forest. The film is perfect for anyone who cares about, teaches about, or works in forests. Forest ecologist and OGFN founder Dr. Joan Maloof created this film to engagingly answer the question of "How do forests recover after disturbance?" This short video provides a great learning experience: discover details about the structure and biodiversity in forests, and how certain management practices like tree thinning and harvesting interfere with the natural recovery of - and diverse life that resides within - a healthy forest. View it online here or by clicking the image at right!

Our website is also home to fantastic new resources for you! Check out this new page on our site where you can download a paper about "Preservation Cores." The "Preservation Core" concept is the newest, broadly science-backed innovation in American forestry. This practical paper is a must-read for any foresters, forest managers, or others engaged in land use planning within working forests. Both small and large landowners and land trusts can benefit from implementing Preservation Cores in their forests. In a nutshell, Preservation Cores consist of a preserved core area of unlogged, protected "baseline" forest within a working forest. The paper not only outlines the basics of what a Preservation Core is, but also gives a well-cited overview of the sound science underpinning the Preservation Core as a forestry practice.'


Views: 29

Reply to This


480a disqualification after EAB

Started by Bill Pontius in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Bill Pontius on Sunday. 4 Replies

Here's a hypothetical question (hopefully). If an ash stand no longer has sufficient density to qualify for the 480a program following ash borer invasion, and if that stand is necessary for having more than 50 acres for the program, what happens?…Continue

Western Larch Question

Started by Alex Harmon in Wildlife Management. Last reply by Ely McLaughlin Mar 8. 1 Reply

Would a Western Larch (tree) NOT lose its needles during fall and winter if it was kept indoors? / what causes it to lose its needles(temperature change, change in length of days)? IF YOU KNOW THE ANSWER PLEASE REPLY!!!!!! NOT KNOWING IS KILLING ME!!Continue

Renewable Jet Fuel from Woody Biomass

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management Feb 27. 0 Replies

The carbon footprint of air travel is currently being scrutinized in the news.  Here's a renewable energy angle that probably won't be covered in the mainstream media: …Continue

Re wilding landscapes in New York with large mammals

Started by Jonathan Bates in Wildlife Management Feb 25. 0 Replies

Hello folks. Love to chat with you about re-wilding landscapes in NY. Here is a neat video about a successful project in Britain: …Continue

Tags: services, ecosystem, carbon, forest, succession

Beech Leaf Disease

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Jan 29. 4 Replies

This just in...  Would be interested to know if anyone sees this in their woods come spring.http://forestry.ohiodnr.gov/portals/forestry/pdfs/BLDAlert.pdf…Continue

controlling beech

Started by robert dalbo in Woodlot Management. Last reply by robert dalbo Dec 11, 2018. 2 Replies

I have a section on my property approximately 5 acres with mature oak and maples 18 to 20 inches, well spaced, but the understory is a combination of beech and ferns. I have cut some beech and sprayed some the ferns with mediocre success. I do not…Continue



© 2019   Created by Peter Smallidge.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service