Forestry Sitemap - Page 2 2016-09-26

Best Spots to See Fall Color - Ottawha and Hiawatha National Forests in Upper Michigan
Fall color in Ottawha and Hiawatha National Forests in Upper Michigan. One of the ten best views of autumn leaf foliage in North American forests.

Best Spots to See Fall Color - Mark Twain National Forest of Missouri
Fall color in Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri. One of the ten best views of autumn leaf foliage in North American forests.

Independence Pass and Leadville, Colorado - Best Spots to See Fall Color
Fall at Independence Pass and Leadville, Colorado. One of the ten best views of autumn leaf foliage in North American forests.

"Lost Maples" in Texas - Best Spots to See Fall Color
Visit

How a Forest Ecosystem is Defined
Understanding forest ecology is necessary before a forest ecosystem can be defined accurately. Forest ecosystems are hard to describe even when using modern tools and concepts.

How To Shop for a Fresh Christmas Tree
Selecting a fresh Christmas tree is the key to having a beautiful tree through the Holidays. Don't buy a Christmas tree until you make a thorough fresh Christmas tree inspection. Here is how to shop for and select your next Christmas tree.

Introducing The Fair Maidenhair-tree, or Ginkgo biloba
The ginkgo tree is considered a

5 Steps for a Fresher Christmas Tree
Water and keep a cut christmas tree fresh through the new year. These simple steps help you keep a cut Christmas tree fresh through the holiday season.

How Tree Cultivars are Different from Varieties
A tree cultivar is not the same thing as a tree variety. Tree varieties come through the natural process of sexual reproduction. Tree cultivars come about by asexual manipulation of the plant material.

How to Water a Tree and When You Shouldn't
The basics on watering a tree and tips on when you have watered the tree too much.

How to Maintain a Tree Through the Next Decade
Healthy trees need a maintenance schedule that lasts well into its first decade, especially those in the urban landscape. Here is what you should do to water, mulch,

Prescribed Burning for Quail Habitat Improvement
Prescribed Burning for Quail Habitat Improvement

The Quail Hunt - Your Bird Dog
The Quail Hunt - Your Bird Dog. Forestry.

The Quail Hunt - Safety First
The Quail Hunt - Safety First. Forestry.

The Quail Hunt - The Harvest
The Quail Hunt - The Harvest. Forestry.

Quail and Predators
Quail and Predators. Forestry.

Forest and Field Cover for Quail
Forest and Field Cover for Quail

Hunting Bobwhite Quail in a Pine Forest
Quail hunting is an alternative financial opportunity to timber management for forest landowners.

Tree and Forestry Reference Guides
Top 10 reference books on forestry and trees that can make the job of managing trees easier and enhance the pleasure of using forests and trees.

Parts of a Tree, Identifiers & Characteristics
All trees do not look alike. Trees have different parts and characteristics. These characteristics can be immediate identifiers for tree species.

Multiple-use Forestry Definition
Learn what it means when an area of forest is designated multiple use.

What Are Even-aged Trees?
Learn more about what it means when a group of trees is even-aged.

Tree Biology - A Tree's Functions and Processes
All about a tree's biological processes and the functions involved.

Why Does My Red Japanese Maple have Green Leaves?
I have a Japanese Maple Tree purchased from a nursery and planted two years ago. I believe it to be an Acer palmatum. My concern is that all of the new

Forestry Equipment, Supplies and Tool Reviews
Forestry has a unique list of equipment and tools for working in forests and on trees. Loggers, firefighters, sawmillers, tree planters and foresters have specializes tools to complete their work. Here are forestry tools of the forest.

You arw exposed to risk when purchasing Chinese saws.
Here is a portion of a very interesting and telling discussion on my forum on purchasing a foreign or unseen chainsaw.

The difference between native and "true" cedars.
Cedars can be confused with junipers and arvorvitae. Here is some help sperating thiirsimilar characteristics.

13 Most Common North American Pine Species
Pine trees are one of the most common coniferous species in North America. Here is a list of the pines most often seen in the US and Canada.

Common North American Oaks - 17 Major Quercus Species
Listed here are the most important American oaks. These 17 common oak species are considered the major species for occurrence and economic value.

Identify the Cottonwoods - Trees in the Willow Family
There are three major cottonwoods in North America - Eastern cottonwood, black cottonwood and Fremont cottonwood.

What Wood Burns the Best?
You get increased sustained heat per wood volume when burning the highest density (heaviest) wood you can find. Dense firewood will produce the

Using a Forest for Firewood and Wood Energy
Sites that will assist you to procure firewood and purchase the best wood stoves to produce heat.

3 Methods of Tree Control - How to Kill a Pest Tree!
How to kill a tree you love! I am going to show you how to kill your favorite tree in 10 easy steps. Steps arranged from cradle to grave.

Aspen Tree - 100 Most Common North American Trees
A walk-through description and guide of the aspen tree or Populus tremuloides. More about the aspen tree's habit, range, silviculture and management.

The Silviculture and Management of an Aspen Tree
The Silviculture and Management of Quaking Aspen tree

Description and Identification of an Aspen Tree
Description and Identification of Aspen tree

The Natural Range of the Aspen Tree
The Natural Range of Aspen tree. Forestry.

Insects and Diseases of Aspen Tree
Insects and Diseases of Aspen Tree

Temperate, Tropical, Boreal Forest Biomes
Regional classification recognized by botanists and forest scientists is a community called the forest biome - the forest biomes of North America

Temperate, Tropical, Boreal Forest Biomes
Regional classification recognized by botanists and forest scientists is a community called the forest biome - the forest biomes of North America

Transplant Shock - Caring for Newly Replanted Trees
Trees that are moved and relocated are always in danger of transplant shock. Here are ways to limit the danger of harm to relocated trees.

Trees Make Oxygen, People Use Oxygen
Trees make oxygen in amounts that contribute to its availability to humans. There are questions as to how much oxygen is available to humans that is tree produced.

Forest Resource Glossary and Definition of Terms - M
Forest Resource Glossary and Definition of Terms

Tree Pollen, How it is Produced and Transported
Tree pollen is fine to coarsely powdered genetic material that pollinates tree flowers. These flowers develop into regenerative tree seed.

Trees, Pollen and Allergies
Tree allergies caused by pollen can be crippling. Here are pollen producing trees you need to avoid and the trees you can live next to...

Consider Planting Yellow Poplar
Liriodendron tulipifera or yellow poplar is one of the best trees you can plant in a large yard. Consider planting a tulip tree.

Damage to Trees During Winter Dormancy
The most common reasons for tree injury during cold weather. The list of damage includes frozen roots, spring freezes, rapid temperature changes and more.

What Kills Trees? Factors that Lead to a Tree's Death
Trees from long-lived species can live for centuries. They die early because of limited lifespans, competition, insects, disease and catastrophe.

Ancient Forests
A look at the ancient forest and paleobotany. Some of the most important finds in paleobotany and prehistoric forests and trees...

The Forest Products Industry
The forest products industry is a major manufacturing sector in North America. Here are the companies that harvest and manufacture products from the forest...

Specific photos of forests and trees in North America.
Specific photos of forests and trees in North America.

Quick "How To Do It" Forestry Information and Tutorial
A brief explanation on

Forestry Quizzes/Games
Foresters, tree buffs and science students can check their forestry and tree sense by taking tests and playing quizzes and puzzles. These games and quizzes can be used as a fun way to learn about forestry.

Logging/Timbering in North America
Sites useful to loggers to include OSHA links, Chainsaw safety and operation,lumbering journals and much more. Find here expert interviews, lumbering associations, OSHA regulations, major chainsaw sites and logging history

Trees Not Recommended for Planting - Reconsider Planting These Trees
There are common trees available for planting that you need to reconsider before planting.

Frequently Asked Questions About Tree Planting
Most of your questions are answered about beginning and carrying out a tree planting project. You are given lists of good trees to plant and trees you need to reconsider planting. A planting guide is included with planting instructions and methods. You also need to take the wellness quiz.

You may manage your forest perfectly only to lose the entire effort to theft...
You may manage your forest perfectly only to lose the entire effort to theft...

Christmas Tree Stands
Real Christmas trees used indoors need stands. Here are some recommendations for tree stand use and purchase.

Forestry Use of the Global Positioning System
Allowing the use of federal Global Positioning Systems have improved mapping and surveying in North America. First developed primarily for military use, GPS and receivers that track land scanning satellites make measuring forest areas easy and much more accurate.

Forestry for Beginners
Forestry is a multifaceted discipline but can be somewhat confusing to the entry level student. Forestry takes in very broad subjects including wildfire, tree identification, tree planting, forest products and recreation. Here are sites you can select to begin your study of forests and forestry.

Biographies of Important Forestry Figures
Find out more about people who effected forestry and how their forest influence effects forestry in North America.

The Science of Tree Rings
Tree rings are created by the annual growth of new wood over older growth and stays with the tree through life (the count gives its age). Tree rings are unique and in addition to determining age is is used as a historical record using dendrochronology techniques.

Fall Tree Foliage Colors and Photosynthesis
Fall Tree Foliage Colors and Photosynthesis

Frequently Asked Questions About Forestry
Here are dozens of common questions answered relating to trees, forestry and the forest resource.

Forest History
Find out more about forestry and how the forest influence effects history in North America.

Forestry Terms and a Forest Glossary
A collection tree identification terms, a botanical glossary and terminology that aid you with the language of forestry...

Forest Science Homework and Forestry Research
Find the right answer to that assignment dealing with trees, forestry, and silviculture. Learn how to plant trees, identify trees, find out what attacks trees, where trees live, who grows and sells trees, look up forestry terms, find a school of forestry to attend, how to fight forest fires, the condition of the rainforest, learn forest history, find your public forest and forestry laws and take

Forestry Mapping and Surveying
Understanding forest surveying and mapping is necessary for proper management of a forest. Forest owners and foresters have to understand the fundamentals of forest mapping and surveying and with the latest public access to our federal global positioning system (GPS). Surveying and mapping a forest is now easier and the tools are much more accurate.

Assistance/Tips for Forest Landowners
A site provided to find quick information on where to find a forester, how to plant a tree, understanding BMPs and forest taxation, tree inventory and timber sale tips and much more...

Managing Soils in a Forest
Soil under forests are the world's most important natural resources. Learn more about forest soils management.

Best Trees to Plant - Recommended Trees for Your Yard
Here are the trees most preferred by people who plant in the landscape and yard.

Forestry Herbicides
How to manage trees using application of herbicides

Forest Ecosystems and Ecology
A forest ecosystem represents a system where one biotic community lives together with other biotic communities in a forest or woodland where they all benefit from neighboring forest organisms.

Wildfire Protection
Protect Your Home and Property from Wildfire

National Forests in the United States
Part of the National Forest System these forests are public owned and in every state in the United States.

Forestry books to get you started
Here is a listing of the most popular forestry books in print. Find books of reference, books on managing trees, on tree identification, public forests and fire, forest owner information, resource data and much much more.

Forest Meteorology
Sites dedicated forest meterology and the science of fire weather from your About.com Guide.

Great Camp and Cabin Recipes Tested by Forest Rangers
The handwritten

Sources of Forest Resource Data
Here is where to find definitive numbers and actual timely data and statistics on the North American forest resource.

Forester Education | College Schools of Forestry | Forest Technician
Information on Forester Education, College Schools of Forestry and becoming a forester or forestry technician.

Forestry Employment and Jobs
Here are articles and links devoted to finding a job in forestry and the natural resources. Listed are sources for employment, career help, job descriptions, links for forestry job descriptions and articles devoted to the forestry job market.

Forest Owner Assistance
There are over 10 million owners of sizable tracts of trees and forests. These tree owners have need for information on forest protection, timber sales, wildlife management and growing trees and timber. Here are some sites that can help the forestland owner.

Prescribed Fire in Woodland and Forest
Check here for sites that give information on controlled burns and the sciences associated with managing a forestry prescription burn. You will find information on fire weather and behavior, prescribed burning, photo essays, reasons and benefits of burning and wildfire prevention.

Smokey Bear Protects Our Forests
Smokey Bear is the symbol of fire prevention and forest protection. Here is everything you ever wanted to know about Smokey including the story of Smokey, Smokey's copywrite, Smokey's licensing agent, Smokey's song and comic book, Smokey's home, cooperative fire prevention materials, Smokey's grave and his official site, all from your About Forestry Guide

Community and Urban Forestry
Urban forestry is practiced by urban tree specialists who are managers of tree populations in urban settings for the purpose of improving the urban environment. Urban foresters are advocates for planting and maintaining community trees. They support appropriate tree and forest preservation where appropriate, conduct tree research surveys and educate communities to the many benefits trees provide.

Forest Certification
Forest certification is a means by which consumers can have confidence that they are buying wood from sustained forest sources - with documented proof of sustainability. This process ensures forest diversity and protection through a

Sources for Tree and Forest Learning
Sources for tree and forest learning that include frequently asked questions, eCourses, how-tos, glossaries, games and quizzes.

Sources for Forestry Computer Software Applications
Forestry Software from your About.com Guide.

Forest Valuation and Economics
Evaluating and measuring a forest is essential for determining how a forest is grown and economically assessed. Here are features on using tree measuring methods with associated tools to make timber sales and predictions of future timber growth.

Global and International Forestry
Sites on global forestry

The World's Tropical Rainforest
Tropical Rainforest site and information

Forest Sustainability
Forest sustainability is a state or process of the forest that can be maintained indefinitely for the greater good. Here are the basic concepts of a sustained forest.

Lyme & Other Tick-born Disease
Find information on a dangerous tick-borne illness called Lyme disease and other diseases from your About Forestry Guide

Forestry Tax Information and Forms
Sites that will guide you to timber investments and the federal income tax and tax recordkeeping you have to maintain.

Tree and Forest Celebration
Trees are both celebrated and used in special celebrations. Find out more about the special events we have with trees.

Wildlife Conservation / Recreation / Wilderness
Forests are here for more than growing trees for lumber. A forest ecosystem is essential for supporting a wildlife biotic community, essential for all forms of forest recreation, essential for clean water and some older forests need to be protected simply because it is a ancient treasure.

About Forum Forestry Photos
About Forum Forestry Photos

Forest Weather and Wildfire
Here are adverse weather conditions that will ultimately have an effect on forest and tree. Find out how to deal with storms and drought.

Most Damaging Forest Insects
Forest insect pests cause more forest injury than wildfire in the United States. These beetles, borers, caterpillars and aphids cost timber owners billions of dollars and decimate hundreds of thousands of acres of wildlife habitat and limit forest recreational opportunities.

Most Damaging Forest Invasives
Identify the trees that are considered off-site and invasive. Invasive plants that debilitate forests...

Forest Photo Galleries
Specific photos and images of forests and trees mainly in North America.

Full Forestry Features With Photos
Special forestry photo features highlighting forests and trees in North America

Web Cams Devoted to the Forest
Specific web cams of forests and trees in North America

Forest Poison Plants | Poison Animals in Forest
There are animals, insects and plants in the forest that are poisonous and harmful to humans. Here are the major toxic plants and animals you might find in the woods and how you can protect yourself.

Portable and Custom Sawmills
Information on small sawmills and their manufacturers, plus how-to sites and manufacturers of log homes. Find info on buying portable sawmills, sawmill dealer sites, small sawmill articles and buyers of sawmills.

Forestry Product and Book Reviews
Your About Forestry Guide's take on forestry services and products.

Forestry Equipment Top Picks
Forestry guide picks best vendors equipment books forest management tree care.

Tree Planting and Reforestation
Great links to sites dealing with reforestation, seed, seedlings, nursery and regeneration of trees and forests. Learn how to plant trees correctly, get financial assistance, get credit for taxes, and care for seedlings.

Destructive Forest and Tree Pests | Tree Insects | Tree Disease
Find out about forest and tree pests that cause health issues and are enemies of trees and timber. Forests pests can be destroyed by insects, disease, fire, drought and storm.

Forestry Photos and Images
Specific galleries and photo features of photos and images depicting forests, forestry and trees in North America.

Forestry Commission | Forest Agency | Forestry Associations
Links to forestry commissions and agencies that promote, educate, utilize and lobby for trees and forests, forest owners and forestry.

United States Forest Service Links
Quick links to the best sites of the United States Forest Service from your About Forestry Guide...

Make Money Growing Pine Straw
Information on harvesting and selling pine needles from your About Forestry Guide.

The World's Tropical and Temperate Rainforest
Tropical rainforests are the most biodiverse ecological habitats on Earth. Find the facts about both tropical rain forest and temperate rain forest.

State Forestry Departments
A complete listing of state forestry departments, agencies and state foresters.

Timber and Forest Products
The forest products industry is a major manufacturing sector in North America. Here are the companies that harvest and the products they manufacture plus how to market and sale timber.

Organizations/Associations in Forestry
Tree and forestry organizations and associations that promote the forest resource.

Forest Fire and Prescription Burning Sites
Check here for sites that give information on wildfire and the sciences associated with fighting forest fires and managing prescribed and controlled burns.

Forestry Basics
Links to basic forestry sources: forestry news, software and forestry statistical data, books and publications on forestry, forest issues, history and quizzes.

Forestry Jobs | Employment for Foresters | Careers in Forestry
Finding a job or employment in forestry and the forest resources. Listed are sources for employment, forestry career help, forest job descriptions, needed forestry education, listings for forestry job descriptions and the forestry job market.

Forestry Environmental Issues | Forest Environment
Here are some of forestry's most serious environmental issues and concerns. Difficult issues facing foresters and natural resource managers when dealing with the temperate and rain forest environment.

A Guide to Preparing Tree Seeds for Planting
How to properly collect seed from trees, prepare them for optimum germination and planting to grow a seedling.

Germinating and Planting Common Tree Seeds
Not all tree seed respond to planting in the same way. Some tree seed can be planted immediately while some need a bit of preparation. Here is the ways to prepare most common tree seed. Page 2.

Learn how to plant, prune and understand an American elm's habit.
American elm is a popular landscape tree for eastern North America. Learn the tree's habit and how to plant, prune and display as a yard specimen.

How to determine tree stocking and volume using an angle gauge
Using angle gauges to estimate basal area tree stocking, for tree population counts to determine timber volumes or for estimating optimum residual tree growth.

Buying Your First Forest in Three Steps
There is a reasonable way to approach buying forest and timber lands. Use this three step approach to purchase your first forest.

Old Growth Forests | Ancient Woodlands | Late Serial Forests
Old growth forests, sometimes called late serial forests, ancient forests, primary forests or ancient woodlands is a forest of great age that exhibits unique biological features. Old growth forests typically contain large live trees, large dead trees (sometimes called

How A Forester Begins A Career
Entering and completing a forestry career can be one of the most rewarding things a person can do if you know what you are getting into, can accept hard entry level work and have a true love of forests and nature. Here are frequently asked questions I receive about becoming a forester in North America.

Anatomy of a Leaf, Use These Leaf Parts to Identify a Tree
Botanical parts of a leaf. Use these leaf parts and markers to make a positive tree identification.

Anatomy of a Leaf, Use These Leaf Parts to Identify a Tree
Botanical parts of a leaf. Use these leaf parts and markers to make a positive tree identification.

The condition of forests in third world countries.
The critical forestry issues in our world's forests in underdeveloped countries. A report on FAO global forestry objectives for world forest health.

How to Kill a Tree Using Herbicides
There are times you need to kill a tree and control woody stem plants. Chemical and herbicides are effective if the right treatment and proper application is used.

Wildfire Training - Development the Work Capacity Test
The Wildfire Pack Test - Why the Work Capacity Test Was Developed and why training is so important to the new firefigher.

The Dreaded Pack Test - Minimum Requirement for a Wildfire Fighter
If you fight wildfire in the United States under the supervision of a state or federal agency you will be required to pass the

Pack Test Variations | Levels of Firefighting Activity
The

The Wildfire Fighter Pack Test - A Work Capacity Test to Assess Your Wildfire Fighting Capability
The Wildfire Fighter Pack Test - A Work Capacity Test to Assess Your Wildfire Fighting Capability

The Wildfire Fighter Pack Test - A Work Capacity Test to Assess Your Wildfire Fighting Capability
The Wildfire Fighter Pack Test - A Work Capacity Test to Assess Your Wildfire Fighting Capability

The Wildfire Fighter Pack Test - A Work Capacity Test to Assess Your Wildfire Fighting Capability
The Wildfire Fighter Pack Test - A Work Capacity Test to Assess Your Wildfire Fighting Capability

Can I Use Pine Or Cedar For Firewood?
There are many reasons to never use cedar as a regular wood for the fireplace. You may use pine but be aware of the wood's downside as firewood.

How Much of a Tree is Actually Alive?
Just 1% of a mature tree is actually alive and composed of living cells. Find out the importance of the non-living tree cells.

What Wood Burns the Best? - The Firewood Poem
This firewood poet, Lady Celia Congreve has some sound advice in the form of a poem for users of firewood.

Sabal Palms Near Old Town Charleston Church
Sabal Palms are not only a favorite in the South. The south western states enjoy them as well.

Sabal Palm - A Favorite Tree of South Carolina and Florida
The cabbage palm is the favorite palm for landscapers. It is a large, tall palm with a single unbranching trunk that grows to about 50 feet. Sabal palm is state tree and on the flag of South Carolina. The palm is on Florida's Great Seal.

Cabbage Palm - The South Carolina and Florida State Tree
Cabbage Palm is a beautiful and unique tree, well suited as a street tree and favored in the landscape.

Sabal Palmetto on Charleston Street
Sabal Palmetto is nearly indestructible and a valuable plant in hurricane prone coastal areas.

Cabbage Palms Come in Several Varieties
Cabbage Palm is available for purchase in many varieties and sizes.

Managing saucer magnolia as early spring blooming trees
Saucer magnolia is a widely planted and showy flowering small tree and popular spring bloomer in the urban landscape.

11 Things You Need to Know About a Tree - Tree Basics
Trees are everywhere and a tree is the most obvious and remarkable plant you will ever see when you venture outside. Start you tree experience here.

Identify Dormant Winter Trees Using Buds and Twigs
Use this resource to identify dormant trees with just the buds and twigs. It takes a little effort but opens new doors to winter tree identification.

Understanding How the Earth's First Forests Developed
The natural history and progression of forests and trees started when vascular plants arrived on Earth over 400 million years ago. The first coniferous forest took another 150 million years to develop. Here is the story as science has pieced it together

A Quick but Complete Review of Common Oak Tree Species
Things you need to know about oak trees in North America, including their forms, identification markers, name groups and regeneration.

Eastern Red Cedar and a Tree Species Overview
Red cedar, the most widely distributed conifer in the eastern United States grows a desirable wood at maturity and is a favorite tree in the landscape.

How to Manage and Identyfy Pin Oak
Pin oak is a popular tree to plant in urban settings. One of the most planted trees in New York City, the non-cultivar oak does need pruning and space.

Basswood Tree Description and Pruning Info
American Basswood is a common but unique tree. Also called American linden, the basswood has grand properties including wood working, herbal and ecosystem benefits.

Basswood is a favorite landscape tree and carving wood
American basswood linden is an exceptional tree. Food for wildlife, a beautiful landscape tree, a favorite honey tree and excellent wood for carving.

Willow Oak, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
Willow Oak, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America

Uneven-aged Harvesting Methods - Selection and Coppice Forest
A description of uneven-age harvest methods that include single tree and group selection harvests. How low forest regeneration is used.

Seed Tree and Shelterwood Harvesting Methods
Even-aged harvest methods include shelterwood systems, seed trees and clearcutting. Find out how foresters and forest managers use even-aged management.

Harvesting Timber for Future Regeneration Consideration in a Forest Management Plan
Proper tree harvesting is associated with one of these specific methods. The perfect harvest always ensures adequate regeneration for a future forest.

Clearcutting - What's all the Fuss About?
Clearcutting has been a controversial subject since at least the 1960s. Learn more about the debate and why some forestry professionals defend the practice.

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How to Purchase and Prepare Trees for Planting
How to plant trees and where trees should be planted. Ways to increase your tree planting survival and planting to grow a healthy tree. Where to find trees to plant from tree nurseries and catalogs.

Why and Where Should You Plant Trees?
Using common sense and finding a good location will determine a trees new home. Page 2.

When Do You Plant a Tree?
Dates for Best Tree Planting Survival. Page 3.

How to Plant a Tree Seedling
Planting Tips on planting All Sizes of Tree Seedlings. Page 4.

Where Do You Find Nursery Trees?
Where to find tree seelings and saplings. Page 5.

Be a Forester - A Forestry Career
Get a quick summary of the forestry job market and what you might expect to earn as a forester or resource professional career.

Avoiding Ice and Snow Damage to Trees
There are things you can do to make snow and ice less damaging. Here are ways to ice and snow-proof your trees.

Forestry Equipment Suppliers and Arborist Equipment - Chainsaw and Logging Supplies
Here are five forestry and arborist equipment suppliers for the next time you need to purchase forestry, arborist and logging equipment.

Best Fall Foliage and Autumn Color Web Cams
Here are the best fall tree foliage and autumn color web cams. Using webcams you can follow the fall color and autumn leaf wave through North America.

Consider Planting Flowering Dogwood
Dogwood is one of the best trees you can plant in your yard. Consider planting flowering dogwood or Cornus florida.

Forest Insect Pests of Fall
Forest insects are alive, well and can be seen in autumn. Here are five of the most common insect pests found in forests in North America in the Fall.

The Mountain Pine Beetle - Prevention and Control
The mountain pine beetle is a destructive species that completes its entire life cycle under the bark of many different species of pine trees. Learn more about prevention and control.

Tools for Running Tree and Lumber Calculations
Review of Timber Buyers Network - Tools for Running Tree and Lumber Calculations for loggers, foresters and woodworkers.

Northern white-cedar - 100 Most Common Trees
Northern white-cedar or Thuja occidentalis or arborvitae

Black locust - 100 Top Trees
A listing of the 100 major trees in America

Water oak - 100 Most Common Trees
water oak or Quercus nigra

Consider Planting A Conifer
I've picked ten of the best trees you can plant in your yard. Consider planting A conifer.

Description and Identification of Douglas Fir
Description and Identification of Douglas Fir

Douglas Fir - 100 Most Common North American Trees
A walk-through description and guide to identifying Douglas fir or Pseudotsuga menziesii. Find out more about the tree's habit, range, silviculture and management.

The Natural Range of Douglas Fir
The Natural Range of Douglas Fir

Silviculture of Douglas Fir
The Silviculture and Management of Douglas Fir

Insects and Diseases of Douglas Fir
Insects and Diseases of Douglas Fir

Blackgum - 100 Most Common Trees
Blackgum or Nyssa sylvatica

Tamarack - 100 Most Common Trees
tamarack or Larix laricina

Black Willow, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
Black Willow, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America

Sassafras, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
Sassafras, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America

Live Oak, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
Quercus virginiana, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America

Post Oak, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
Post Oak, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America

Water Oak, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
Water Oak, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America

Bur Oak, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
Bur Oak has great respect for being tough and forgiving when planted in areas with marginal conditions. It was designated Urban Tree of the Year.

Overcup Oak, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
Overcup Oak, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America

Southern Red Oak, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
Southern Red Oak, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America

Black Cherry, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
Black Cherry, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America

Eastern Cottonwood, a Common Tree in North America
Eastern Cottonwood, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America

Cucumbertree, A Common Tree in North America
Magnolia acuminata – One of the Most Common North American Trees

American Beech, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
Fagus grandifolia, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America

Shellbark Hickory , A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
Shellbark Hickory grows to large proportions, has beautiful shaggy bark with edible hickory nuts enjoyed by wildlife and humans.

Slippery Elm , A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
Slippery Elm , A Top 100 Common Tree in North America

Black Locust, A Common Tree in North America
Robinia pseudoacacia – One of the Most Common North American Trees

Black Oak, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
Black Oak, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America

Essential information for Northern Red Oak Trees
Northern Red Oak, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America

Scarlet Oak, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
Scarlet oak is a favorite red oak and planted in many landscapes. The oak grows fast and stays healthy in their natural range.

White Oak, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
White Oak, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America

Laurel Oak, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
Laurel Oak, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America

Butternut, A Common Tree in North America
Butternut, A Common Tree in North America

Water Tupelo, A Common Tree in North America
Nyssa aquatica, One of the Most Common North American Trees

Mockernut Hickory , A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
Mockernut Hickory , A Top 100 Common Tree in North America

Port-Orford-cedar - 100 Top Trees
A listing of the 100 major trees in America

Sugar Maple or Acer Saccharum - The 100 Most Common Trees in North America
Sugar Maple or Acer Saccharum, A 100 Most Common Tree in North America

Insects and Diseases of Black Walnut
Insects and Diseases of Black Walnut

Description and Identification of Black Walnut
Description and Identification of Black Walnut

The Silviculture and Management of Black Walnut
The Silviculture and Management of Black Walnut

Black Walnut - 100 Most Common North American Trees
A walk-through description and guide to identifying black walnut or Juglans nigra. Find out more about the tree's habit, range, silviculture and management.

The Natural Range of Black Walnut
The Natural Range of Black Walnut

Yellow Poplar - Silviculture and Management of Yellow Poplar
The Silviculture and Management of Yellow Poplar

Identifying Yellow Poplar in North American Trees
A walk-through description and guide to identifying yellow poplar or Liriodendron tulipifera. Find out more about tulip tree's habit, range, silviculture and management.

Yellow Poplar - What a Yellow Poplar Looks Like
Description and Identification of Yellow Poplar

Yellow Poplar - Natural Range of Yellow Poplar
The Natural Range of Yellow Poplar

Yellow Poplar - Insects and Diseases of Yellow Poplar
Insects and Diseases of Yellow Poplar

Description and Identification of Sycamore
A basic description and Identification of Sycamore

The Natural Range of Sycamore
The Natural Range of Sycamore. Forestry.

How to Identify Common American Sycamore
A walk-through description and guide to identifying sycamore or Platanus occidentalis. Find out more about the tree's habit, range, silviculture and management.

The Silviculture and Management of Sycamore
The Silviculture and Management of Sycamore

Insects and Diseases of Sycamore
Pest (insects and diseases) that attack sycamore and and things you can do to prevent them.

Description and Identification of American Elm
Description and Identification of American Elm

100 Most Common North American Trees
A walk-through description and guide to identifying American elm or Ulmus americana. Find out more about the tree's habit, range, silviculture and management.

The Natural Range of American Elm
The Natural Range of American Elm

The Silviculture and Management of American Elm
The Silviculture and Management of American Elm

Insects and Diseases of American Elm
Insects and Diseases of American Elm

The Natural Range of Silver Maple
The Natural Range of Silver Maple

Silver Maple - 100 Most Common North American Trees
A walk-through description and guide to identifying silver maple or Acer saccharinum. Find out more about the tree's habit, range, silviculture and management.

Description and Identification of Silver Maple
Description and Identification of Silver Maple

The Silviculture and Management of Silver Maple
The Silviculture and Management of Silver Maple

Insects and Diseases of Silver Maple
Insects and Diseases of Silver Maple

Tree Invasive Exotics
Invasive Exotics - Seven Silvic Scourges That Should Make America's Least Wanted List

Using Tree Anatomy and Physiology for Identification
Tree anatomy, including leaf shape and twig parts, helps you identify and name tree species. Knowing a tree's physiology will help with identification.

Ohio buckeye - 100 Most Common Trees
Ohio buckeye or Aesculus glabra

Flowering Dogwood - 100 Most Common Trees
Flowering Dogwood or Cornus florida

Sustainable Forests and Sustained Yield - Organizations that Certify Productive Forests
A condensed look at healthy, sustained forests and how they are certified to insure optimum sustainability now and in the future.

Fall Webworm Caterpillar - Controlling a Webworm Outbreak
Fall webworm is a caterpillar that builds obnoxious webs on trees you value. The web worm will not kill a tree but can reduce nut and fruit production. Here are ways to control the insect.

An Introduction to Wildland Firefighting
Wildfire firefighting is a complex and dangerous process. Learn more about how these fires are fought and managed.

Twig Anatomy for Tree Identification
How to visually recognize and name common dormant tree species mainly in Eastern North America by using tree twigs and a tree twig key.

Liberty Island Trees With Photos
Although the Statue of Liberty is stunning to view, her island would not be as beautiful without the nearly 400 planted trees. A photo tour of trees as maintained by the National Park Service

Liberty Island - Little-leaf Linden - Tilia Cordata
The statue of Liberty Island tree, Little-leaf Linden or Tilia Cordata

Statue of Liberty Photo Tour of Trees
The Statue of Liberty Island would not be as beautiful if without her nearly 400 planted trees and 5 major tree species. Here is a picture and photo tour of trees of Liberty Island's 12 acres.

Liberty Island - Horsechestnut - Aesculus hippocastanum
A photo tour of Statue of Liberty Island including Horsechestnut Aesculus hippocastanum

Statue of Liberty Island - Norway Maple - Acer platanoides
A photo tour of Statue of Liberty's Island, Norway Maple or Acer platanoides

Liberty Island - Kwanzan Cherry - Prunus serrulata
A photo tour of The Statue of Liberty's Island tree, Kwanzan Cherry or Prunus serrulata

Liberty Island - London Planetree - Platanus x acerifolia
A photo tour of Statue of Liberty's Island, the London Planetree or Platanus x acerifolia

Official State Tree of U. S. States and Territories
The official state tree of all states and territories listed in order by state, common name, scientific name and the year of enabling legislation.

Fall Leaf Colors by Tree Species
Deciduous trees have unique autumn leaf colors and specific to every species. The primary leaf colors of a leaf is determined by the annual loss of green photosynthesis processes and the return of real colors - anthocyanins (red) and carotenoids (yellow and orange). Find out more about leaf colors by tree species.

Neem Tree - India's "Village Pharmacy"
The all-purpose, do everything Neem Tree explained and health uses highlighted.

Forestry
Forestry. Page 2.

Get to Know Your Christmas Tree - Tips for Real Christmas Tree Lovers
Getting to know your favorite Christmas tree is simple and enjoyable. Here are some great tips, tricks and facts for real Christmas tree lovers.

Forestry Jobs Careers and Employment
A quick summary of forestry jobs career and employment and what you might be doing as a forester or resource professional.

Forestry
Forestry. Page 2.

How to Become a Forester - Career Path
Get a quick summary of the forestry job market and what you might be doing as a forester or resource professional

Countries That Make Up the African Rainforest
Review the 38 Countries with African rainforests, the rain forest issues, resources and threats to the afrotropical rainforest.

Julius Sterling Morton, Father of Arbor Day
J. Sterling Morton was part politician and part environmentalist. Arbor Day was his celebration and tree planting on a global scale was his legacy.

Forest Ecosystem Management
Major changes in forest management concepts have improved management of forest ecosystems and sustainability with a rise in forest biodiversity.

Widow Maker
Widow maker is a term used by loggers and woods workers to describe a hazardous condition involving trees and snags. Understanding tree hazards.

Firewood Species Burning Properties and Comparisons
Here are the best and worst firewood species for burning rated by BTUs and density.

America's Favorite Chainsaws
You should purchase a chainsaw from either a reputable dealer or an online saw with a local dealership. Chainsaws do fail and a local dealer is valuable.

Reconsider Planting Willow in Your Yard
Willow trees are beautiful but not the best choice for your yard. Find out more about why these trees should not be planted unless you can plant it in its proper habitat.

Reconsider Planting Silver Maple in Your Yard
Silver maple can be a difficult tree to have in your yard. Find out why you should reconsider planting this tree.

Reconsider Planting Pin Oak in Your Yard
The Pin oak needs specific growing conditions to flourish. Learn more about why this tree should only be planted on a proper growing site.

Reconsider Planting Norway Maple in Your Yard
Norway Maple is considered an invasive species and can create difficulties for the area in which it's planted. Learn more about why this tree should not be planted.

Reconsider Planting Hackberry in Your Yard
Hackberry can be a difficult tree for your yard, but it does have a few redeeming features. Learn more about this tree to decide if and where you should plant it.

Reconsider Planting Cottonwood in Your Yard
Cottonwood can be a difficult tree to have in your yard. Find out why you should not plant this tree and in what circumstances it might be okay.

Planting a Tree - Balled Seedling or Bare-root Sapling
Use this guide to find resources about planting seedlings and saplings.

Where Can I Buy Tree Planting Equipment?
Find out where you can buy tree planting equipment to prepare for a big planting job.

How to Prevent Lyme Disease
Learn how to protect yourself from ticks and lower your chances of contracting Lyme disease. Page 3.

Countries That Lie Within the African Rainforest
Read more about the bad and good news concerning the condition and future of African rainforests. Page 2.

D.B.H. or Diameter Breast Height tree measure.
Learn more about why diameter breast height is one of the most common measurements of a tree and how it's used.

A Process Toward Climax Forest
A climax forest is filled with trees that are considered the last stage of succession for that region. Learn more about this special type of forest.

Forest Basal Area
The measure of basal area in forestry is important for determining volume, growth and when to harvest. Find out how to calculate and use BA.

Measuring and Understanding Wood Volumes
Brief rules on measuring wood and their using weight, log scales and converting factors.

Understanding Wood Volumes
If you need to measure wood volume, make sure you find out more about the sawtimber measurement and conversion factors. Page 2.

Portable Sawmills - What Should You Buy?
There are hundreds of companies selling portable sawmills and parts. Begin your mill purchase here by reviewing mill types and accessories​.

Forestry
Portable mills vary dramatically in their functioning abilities and in accessories purchased with the sawmill. Here are things to consider when purchasing a portable sawmill. Page 2.

Forestry: Monkey Puzzle Tree - Description and Care
Identify and manage the mysterious Monkey Puzzle tree and learn how unique the tree is. It has a broad range to grow but is native to just a small spot in South America.

Bio of Gifford Pinchot, a Pioneer American Forester
Gifford Pinchot is a pioneer of American conservation, founding forester of the U.S. Forest Service, Pennsylvania Governor and friend of Teddy Roosevelt.

Seedlings planted with bare-roots have special needs.
How to plant bare-root seedlings with dibble bar and hoe.

Planting Bare Root Tree Seedlings With a Hoe or Mattock
Planting Bare Root Seedlings With a Hoe or Mattock

Planting Bare Root Tree Seedlings With a Shovel
Planting Bare Root Tree Seedlings With a Shovel

Top Ten Reasons Why Trees Are Important
Living trees are important, necessary and valuable to our very existence. Life without trees, we humans would not exist on Earth. Keep a tree around.

Understanding Multiple Use Management
Using multiple use techniques to enhance recreation, wildlife, soil and water quality while harvesting trees in a responsible and sustainable way.

Recognizing and Controlling a Tree Burl
Burls are common hardwood and conifer diseases you might find in yard and forest. You can't do much to prevent a tree burl but there are ways to live with one. Here is how.

How to Manage and Identify Sourwood
Sourwood is a truly multipurpose tree in the forest landscape. It provides color summer and fall color and favorite bee tree noted for the excellent honey.

What is a Forestry Best Management Practice
Forest BMPs are mandated by the EPA during timber harvest practices performed by forest owners and timber cutters. Read this BMP overview.

Best Management Practices for Forestry
How to understand the forest ecosystem in the face of water degradation. Learn more about forestry best management practices and non-point pollution.

Reviews of Three Popular Forestry Field Compasses
A review of three popular compasses. The Silva Ranger 15 was the choice of North American foresters. The Suunto KB and the Brunton Conventional Pocket Transit were other favorites mentioned.

Compass and Chain - Finding Original Forest Boundaries
Foresters and landowners rarely need to initially survey forest property. They are, however, required to find corners, retrace old lines and reconstruct property boundaries. Here are the elements of forest surveying including using a compass to site an angle and determine horizontal distances.

Powdery Mildew Tree Disease - Prevention and Control
I have compiled the most common hardwood tree diseases you might find in yard and forest. You can do a lot to prevent and control hardwood disease including powdery mildew. Here is how.

Remote Sensing in Forestry
Remote sensing has improved the management of forests by improved location accuracy and data based on that location.

Top Ten Most Popular Christmas Trees Sold in North America
Here are the most notable trees used as Christmas trees in North America. Page 2.

Top Selling Christmas Trees in North America
The 10 top Christmas trees selected and ranked by voter popularity. Find out which tree species are the most popular Christmas trees in North America.

Bagworms are a problem on certain conifers.
Bagworms are of major concern on landscape conifers and are significant defoliators. Here is how to control the insect

Tropical Rainforest Regions
The tropical rainforest is located in four main regions or realms. Here is where tropical rainforests are located.

Which Size Chainsaw Blade Should You Get
Here is information on using different bar sizes on your new chainsaw and how that will effect what you cut and how you use a saw.

How to Kill a Tree Without Chemicals
Trees can be killed and removed without herbicides or chemicals but extra time, patience, and understanding of tree anatomy is necessary.

Chain Saw Safety | Operating a Chainsaw | Carl Smith Chainsaw Interview
The Carl Smith Chainsaw Safety Interview Part II

Chain Saw Safety
A chain saw is the most dangerous hand tool that can be purchased on the open market. It requires no license and no training to own or operate. Approximately 40,000 injuries and deaths were reported last year in the United States...and most could have been prevented. Page 2.

How to Operate a Chain Saw Safely


Restoring the American Chestnut Tree
The American chestnut has experienced near extinction in North America. Here is what is being done to restore the tree and some information on its future.

Collecting and Preparing a Sycamore Seed for Planting
Collecting and preparing a sycamore to grow from seed is relatively easy but needs to be done correctly. This resource shows you how to prepare and properly germinate a sycamore seed.

Scarification of Tree Seed - Scarification of Tree Seed for Proper Germination
Scarification of Tree Seed - Scarification of Tree Seed for Proper Germination

What is a Tree Diameter Tape?
A major tool used by a forester is a diameter tape or d-tape.

Seiridium Cankers on Leyland Cypress
Seiridium canker disease is a major problem for Leyland cypress tree owners. Read more if you are a cypress owner or are planing to plant one.

Make a Wax Paper Leaf Pressing
Make a leaf pressing from wax paper for a tree leaf collection

Lyme Disease - Things You Should Know - Forestry
Lyme disease is a tick-borne disease that attacts thousand who work and play in the forest each year. Find out what the disease is, what it does, and how to effectively avoid and treat it.

Lyme Disease - Things You Should Know - Forestry
Lyme disease is a tick-borne disease that attacts thousand who work and play in the forest each year. Find out what the disease is, what it does, and how to effectively avoid and treat it. Page 2.

Fire Blight
Fire blight is a harmful but manageable tree disease which can often be controlled by pruning. It is a major problem for fruit and ornamental pears.

United States Forests - Classification of All Forests by Forest Region
United States forests are very diverse and are region specific. Here are classifications of all forest types by forest region.

Pioneer Tree Species and Biological Forest Succession
The definition of pioneer tree species.

Forest Soils Explained
Forest soils are one of the most important renewable resources in the world. Humus soils conserve water and increase soil nutrients.

6 Things
There are things to note and change when planting and fertilizing trees. Here are several practices you might fine tune on your next planting project.

2 types of timber marking that will enhance your forest.
Painting trees assists owners in the management of that forest. How to mark trees for harvest and marking trees on boundary lines are forestry must-knows.

Manage Your Forest for Deer
White tailed deer management is a function of how the complete forest is managed. Manage your forest in a way that attracts deer.

Tree Leaf Abscission and Cellular Senescence
Leaf abscission occurs at the end of annual plant senescence which causes the tree to achieve winter dormancy. Abscission causes a sealing off of the leaf from the tree, a change in leaf color and leaf shed.

Predicting Fall Color and Autumn Leaf Display
How to predict the fall color and autumn leaf display this year. These autumn leaf color predictors are a good mix of common sense and can forecast a fall color display with surprising accuracy.

Using Forest Fire Weather to Prevent Forest Fires.
Tools and a special system used to understand fire behavior and for predicting a forest fire's potential threat by understanding forest fire weather.

Using Forest Fire Weather to Prevent Forest Fires.
Tools used to understand fire behavior and for predicting a forest fire's potential threat by understanding forest fire weather.

Tree Taxonomy - How a Tree Gets Its Scientific Name
Tree species get their scientific name using the Linnaean classification system called binomial nomenclature. Learn more here.

Identifing the North American Gums
The two important gums of North America are black gum and water tupelo. Find out where they grow and what they look like.

Best Handheld Global Positioning System Receivers
The five best handheld Global Positioning System GPS receivers for forestry and other outdoor use.

Small Chainsaw Review - Your First Purchase
Arbor Age magazine recommends six small saws for your potential purchase. Reviewer comments on the models along with a suggested retailed price.

Non-Kickback Attachment and More
Forestry.

The Basic Parts Under a Chainsaw Hood
Forestry.

Things to Consider When Purchasing a Small Gas Chain Saw
Purchasing a small chainsaw - a personal review of an Echo CS-310

Tropical Rainforests - Harbors of Diversity
Tropical and temperate rain forests are the most bio diverse ecosystems on Earth. This rainforest diversity provides over half of the World's plants and animals and here are facts about tropical rainforest diversity.

Mosquito Bite Protection - Ten Tips for the Forest User
People working and playing in the forest should protect themselves from mosquitos. Here are ten tips that will help you avoid bites.

Turgor pressure and the important tree cell
A tree lives only because of it's correct osmotic and turgor pressures. A turgid tree cell insures a tree's effective use of nutrients.

J. Sterling Morton's Memorial
J. Sterling Morton had a major impact on the World's tree stewardship. This founder of Arbor Day was celebrated in death as well as admired during his life.

J. Sterling Morton's Legacy
J. Sterling Morton left a legacy like no other and was admired by many great people during his lifetime.

Approximate Conversions of Common Units of Wood Measure
Approximate Conversions of the Most Common Units of Wood Measure. Here is a list of common wood conversion factors foresters, loggers and timber owners need on occasion.

Approximate Conversions of Common Units of Wood Measure
Approximate Conversions of the Most Common Units of Wood Measure. Here is a list of common wood conversion factors foresters, loggers and timber owners need on occasion.

Approximate Conversions of Common Units of Wood Measure
Approximate Conversions of the Most Common Units of Wood Measure. Here is a list of common wood conversion factors foresters, loggers and timber owners need on occasion.

Why Trees Get Old, its Tree Defense Process Called Compartmentalization
Tree live to become very old because they have a defense to the disease process called compartmentalization.

Spotting a Dangerous Tree - Making Your Hazardous Trees Safe
Spotting and dealing with hazardous and dangerous trees to make them healthier and less dangerous.

The Atlantic Maritime Forest - Dune Woodlands and Maritime Uplands Ecosystem
The Atlantic maritime dune woodlands are composed of deciduous, coniferous, and broadleaf evergreens trees. Page 8.

The Atlantic Maritime Forest - Dune Woodlands and Maritime Uplands Ecosystem
The Atlantic maritime dune woodlands are composed of deciduous, coniferous, and broadleaf evergreens trees. They represent a unique forest ecosystem.

The Atlantic Maritime Forest - Dune Woodlands and Maritime Uplands Ecosystem
The Atlantic maritime dune woodlands are composed of deciduous, coniferous, and broadleaf evergreens trees. Page 3.

The Atlantic Maritime Forest - Dune Woodlands and Maritime Uplands Ecosystem
The Atlantic maritime dune woodlands are composed of deciduous, coniferous, and broadleaf evergreens trees. Page 4.

The Atlantic Maritime Forest - Dune Woodlands and Maritime Uplands Ecosystem
The Atlantic maritime dune woodlands are composed of deciduous, coniferous, and broadleaf evergreens trees.

The Atlantic Maritime Forest - Dune Woodlands and Maritime Uplands Ecosystem
The Atlantic maritime dune woodlands are composed of deciduous, coniferous, and broadleaf evergreens trees. Page 6.

The Atlantic Maritime Forest - Dune Woodlands and Maritime Uplands Ecosystem
The Atlantic maritime dune woodlands are composed of deciduous, coniferous, and broadleaf evergreens trees. Page 5.

The Atlantic Maritime Forest - Dune Woodlands and Maritime Uplands Ecosystem
The Atlantic maritime dune woodlands are composed of deciduous, coniferous, and broadleaf evergreens trees. Page 7.

Windthrow - The Uprooting of Trees
Windthrow is a major causal agent of tree damage in both urban landscapes and the forest. I explain what windthrow is and how it can be managed.

Ten Bad Things We Do to Our Trees: Too Much Love
The ten most harmful things you can do to a tree you are growing. Listed in order of the most common problems. First: Staking and mulching. Page 1 of 10.

Trees Used a Flag Poles and Fence Posts
The ten most harmful things you can do to a tree you are growing. Listed in order of the most common problems.

Girdling Trees - Do Not Girdle Trees
The ten most harmful things you can do to a tree you are growing. Listed in order of the most common problems. Don't girdle your tree!

Trees Under Power Lines - Do Not Plant Trees Under Power Lines
The ten most harmful things you can do to a tree you are growing. Listed in order of the most common problems. Trees and power lines do not mix...

Tree Competition - Prevent Tree Competition by Giving Space
The ten most harmful things you can do to a tree you are growing. Listed in order of the most common problems. Don't force trees and plants to compete.

Tree Space - Some Trees Have to Have Their Space
The ten most harmful things you can do to a tree you are growing. Listed in order of the most common problems. Trees need their own space with room to grow.

Tree Root Compaction - Tree Roots are Damaged by Compaction
The ten most harmful things you can do to a tree you are growing. Listed in order of the most common problems. Tree roots can be damaged by compaction and other abuses.

Improper Tree Care - Correct Tree Care is Important
The ten most harmful things you can do to a tree you are growing. Listed in order of the most common problems.

Damaging Trees - Too Much Shade
The ten most harmful things you can do to a tree. Sixth: Many trees need full sunlight but are often planted in the shade. Page 6.

Trees Versus Property - Placing Other Property Near Trees
The ten most harmful things you can do to a tree you are growing. Listed in order of the most common problems. Trees can greatly effect personal property.

The Civilian Conservation Corps
Civilian Conservation Corps 9 years of temporary service improved the natural resources. Billions of trees were planted by young employees of the New Deal.

Primary Timber Products Harvested When Selling Trees
The timber you sell at harvest time has a product value. Understand how product classes of trees increase in size and how they become more valuable.

White Mountain National Forest – National Forests of New Hampshire
White Mountain National Forest is federally managed forest within the White Mountains of the northeastern United States. It is especially beautiful to visit in Fall.

Green Mountain National Forest
Green Mountain National Forest is federally managed forest within the Green Mountains of the northeastern United States. It is especially beautiful to visit in Fall.

Identify Douglas Fir
The Douglas-Fir tree has an identity all its own. It is a conifer but what kind? The doug-fir has a unique look that has troubled botanists for centuries.

Tamarix in Colorado River Canyons
Tamarisk is an exotic invasive tree that has over-grown rivers in the American Southwest. The cedar's aggressive growth is now controlled by a beetle.

Tamarisk - the Noxious Western Tree
The saltcedar tree is degrading the rarest of habitats in the desert southwest - the wetlands. Salt cedar has invaded springs, ditches and streambanks in nearly all western states.

The Asian Longhorned Beetle - Prevention and Control
I have compiled the most common tree insects you might find in yard and forest. You can do a lot to prevent and control insects including Asian longhorned beetle. Here is how.

Tree Pests: 50 of the Most Common in North America
Quick identification of 50 common conifer and evergreen tree pests of the North American forest.

Pascal Pompey Pirone
Pirone's Tree Maintenance book is a must read for urban foresters and arborists. It is the one reference that can be easily used as a guidebook for tree owners/managers.

Top Cut and Bottom Cut - Parts of the Notch Cut
A top cut and a bottom cut makes the notch. These two cuts removes a wedge of wood which creates a notch with a hinge which controls speed of the tree drop.

The Face Cut Slice - Cutting Out a Notch to Create A Wedge
Making a face cut by notching out a wood wedge or slice. Try to make your notch cut a one piece effort resulting in a watermelon slice of wood.

Escape The Falling Tree - Plan a Tree Felling Retreat
A falling tree is where most sawyers are injured and should be planned for. The final felling cut should should include a size-up of its landing zone and your plan for a felling retreat.

Limbing and Bucking - How to Cut a Tree into Logs
Limbing is cutting branches off of felled or standing trees and should be done correctly. Bucking is sawing felled trees into sections called logs.

Complete Your Tree Felling With a Final Back Cut
Making a back cut should be the third and final cut and is the cut that drops the tree over the face cut. The back cut should produce a hinge that controls the direction and speed of the falling tree.

Creating a Notch or Face Cut - Making Your First Cut
A notch or face cut should be your first cut after determining the felling direction. This cut is created by making a v cut that takes out a slice of wood leaving hinge wood.

Legal Issues Dealing With a Yard Tree Dispute
Here are recommendations of plans of action to legally take when you have a nuisance tree on an adjoining property.

New Generation Fire Shelters - Deployment and Safety
How the New Generation Fire Shelter Works and reasons why you should or should not depend on a fire shelter.

Identify and Manage Fringetree
An Introduction to identifying and managing fringetree or old-man's-beard.

Terms Associated With a Wildfire - Behavior of a Spreading Forest Fire
Here are wildfire concepts and terms every wildland fire fighter must know. They include understanding of fire behavior and terms used to attack it.

Deforestation is a Major Tropical Rainforest Problem!
Deforestation is a loss of forest to alternate uses. Rampant in tropical rainforests, what is its cause and why it is a problem.

Safely operating Your Pole Saw Pruner
Gas operated pole pruners are primarily used to put high trimming jobs within reach, giving you the power and precision to trim branches down to size.

Picking a Gas Operated Pole Chainsaw for tree pruning.
I purchased a smaller name brand pruning saw and am a property owner who only needs it for occasional use. Here is what I found.

More on the working end of a chainsaw Pruner
All you have attached to the end of a gas pole pruner is a small chain and bar. Find out more on how this attachment works.

Your Guide to Selling Trees in an Urban Yard
Many yard trees are for sale at the right price but buyers are hard to find. Here is the realistic approach to marketing trees for sale in the yard.

Facts on Filling a Tree Trunk Cavity
Tree trunks with cavities are not necessarily in danger of falling. Find out more on filling tree cavities and what material to use.

Fishing with Catalpa Worms
Fishing with catalpa worms ups you chances of catching fist. How to grow and collect the caterpillar.