"While perhaps not nitrogen-fixing, I find Carpinus caroliniana, variously called muscle wood, blue beech, and Ironwood around here, not to be confused with hophornbeam, Ostrya virginiana, a beautiful small tree naturally occurring and my wet…"
"Finding this discussion, I researched the native range of Alders and found the only one native to the East Coast, Alnus maritima, does not range north of Delaware. I am curious if the composition of the wood (chemically) would be similar…"
"Thanks for referencing the two articles. Two questions after reading them.
1. Could you please give the details of the updated "drill and fill" option to "hack and squirt" that you discussed in the MFO training in the field? (or…"
How many acres of woodland do you own or annually manage?
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I own land for the preservation and enjoyment of a natural landscape, the ecological preservation of the atmosphere and native non-commercial flora and fauna, and for the spiritual renewal it offers when spending time within it.
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