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Looking for a Land Ethic on Virginia Tree Farms

Virginia Tree Farm Foundation

Looking for a Land Ethic on Virginia Tree Farms Posted on June 10, 2018 by JohnMatel The American Tree Farm System (ATFS) assessed our Virginia program this year. I got to go along with the assessor. We visited a random sample of twenty-one tree farms all around the Commonwealth, covering 1,195 miles. It was fun…

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Getting the Message Out

Virginia Tree Farm Foundation

Persuasion I am writing a presentation that I will deliver at one of the breakout sessions at the Tree Farm National Leadership Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico – January 31-February 2. The topic is “Using more wood for the love of forests: getting the message out.” This is background for the “getting the message out”…

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February in the forest – burning under the pines

We did the prescribed burn under our 2012 planted longleaf. Longleaf and loblolly were planted at the same time. Loblolly are fire adapted but longleaf are fire dependent. I am reasonably confident that almost all the longleaf will survive the fire and thrive. I will see about the loblolly. My guess is that most will…

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Forest Certification

We are talking about third party certification. This means that all aspects of the forestry operation are evaluated by an objective third party, i.e. not forest owners themselves or those interested in buying their timber. It works like an audit of business accounts and activities. It is done by a trustworthy independent firm or individuals,…

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