Articles you will find in this quarter’s newsletter cover subjects about the survival or extinction of the American chestnut tree, best management practices for water diversion structures, the second part of problems with managing hardwood plantations — and yes, the answer to the “Mystery of the Yellow Bush”. Click the post and then the live LINK to read them all.
In this edition, read about the benefits of having a management plan for your woodland property, the 2015 Teacher’s Conservation Workshop, Problems with managing hardwood plantations, and a “mystery”. Click on the post and then the live LINK to read them all.
See what happened to Mississippi timber prices during the 4th quarter of 2015 – all prices up except pine sawtimber, which decreased slightly. Click on the post, and then on the live LINK to view the full report.
See what was happening in the 3rd Quarter of 2015 – All sawtimber prices up; pine pulp and chip-n-saw down. Click on the post and then on the live LINK to view the full report.
A short course for homeowners, landowners, foresters, loggers, policy makers.Forest management entails risk. Extreme Weather is one risk factor. Becoming aware of risks can help landowners plan for them.
Category 1 CFE and CLE credits are available for registered foresters and professional loggers respectively.
For details, and registration form click on this LINK to the brochure.
This tree is found in the montane rainforests of South America and is classified as a near threatened species by the IUCN. Trees can reach over 60 ft. high with linear-lanceolate shaped evergreen leaves arranged spirally around dark brown bark. Like all of its subgenus, the cone does not have bracts, and the seed has an apical ridge, as do its cousins in the other subgenus. The genus translates to “foot fruit” in greek. This is because at maturity, the scales are round and look like a fleshy berry which are eaten by birds to be dispersed in the forest. The species comes from one of the oldest genus of trees on Earth (along with Ginkgo), having been endemic to the continent of Gondwana.