Many woodlot owners and maple producers are interested in better sawtimber production from their land. Ten core best practices will help maple producers or woodland owners improve the volume and value of timber on their property. Participants will learn about principles and strategies related to topics such as: why fast growth is important, the role of foresters and loggers, avoiding high-grading, protecting against…Continue
Added by Peter Smallidge on January 18, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments
At the biggest maple producer conference in North America, the NYS Maple Producers Association Winter meeting at the Veron Verona Sherill School, the woodlot/sugarbush management seminars were recorded as webinars to make them available to a broader audience. This was a bit of an experiment, and we learned a few tricks, but also have something to share.
Following are the titles, links to the recording, and bit of a terse…Continue
Added by Peter Smallidge on January 13, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
The National Association of State Foresters, a group that supports the efforts of the state agency foresters throughout the country, conducted a survey of voters in 2011, the International Year of the Forest. As reported in this article, there are some interesting economic impacts of forests:
"In a struggling economy, we can…Continue
Added by Peter Smallidge on January 3, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
The Society of American Foresters (SAF) has reissued its position statement on the taxation of private lands. In NY, land taxes hover at the top of the list of concerns held by private forest owners. The full SAF position is here, and the summary position is pasted below.
From the SAF eforester website
The Society of American Foresters (SAF) believes federal…Continue
Added by Peter Smallidge on January 2, 2012 at 12:18pm — No Comments
Although this blog is generally geared towards the sustainable management of private forests/woodlands in the Northeast, this recent article on how private forests are managed in other countries caught my attention. I think it offers some interesting perspectives on the utilization of these forests, all of which support societal needs and typically at some cost to the owner. For example:
Added by Peter Smallidge on January 2, 2012 at 11:34am — No Comments