Forestry Sitemap - Page 3 2016-09-26

A Simple Tree Cruising Template
Tree Inventory Freeware

Forest Workboots - A Woodsman's Poll
Forestry working boots that forester, rangers and loggers prefer

Do Not Purchase Just Any Chainsaw
Unless you are a 2-cycle engine expert with access to parts, you need to stay away from used and off-brand chainsaws.

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How much money do foresters make?
Forester salary depends on many factors that makes predictions unreliable. Here are current salaries and predictions on job availability.

Needle Blight Tree Disease - Prevention and Control
Conifer needle disease often leads to a bad looking landscape. It is not necessarily a killer. Find out more on needle blight.

Leaf and Twig Gall - Prevention and Control
Here is a concise but quick description of common tree galls. Find out more on how you identify common galls and the unique gall biology.

Alfred Joyce Kilmer and His Memorial Forest
Poet and World War I warrior Joyce Kilmer was the inspiration that resulted in the creation of a United States Forest Service Memorial Forest.

The Joyce Kilmer American Beech
The Joyce Kilmer American Beech. Forestry.

Kilmer's "Trees"
Joyce Kilmer's most famous poem called Trees

Selecting the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest
The Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest is a virgin forest dedicated in 1936.

The Little Santeetlah Creek Watershed
The Little Santeetlah Creek Watershed provides all of the surface moisture for the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

The Joyce Kilmer Yellow Poplar
The Joyce Kilmer Yellow Poplar. Forestry.

The Joyce Kilmer Eastern Hemlock
The Joyce Kilmer Eastern Hemlock

The Joyce Kilmer Sweet Birch
The Joyce Kilmer Sweet Birch. Forestry.

The Joyce Kilmer American Chestnut
The Joyce Kilmer American Chestnut

The Joyce Kilmer Basswood
The Joyce Kilmer Basswood. Forestry.

Finished Rack Ready for Cold Storage of Trees
Finished Seedling Rack Ready for Cold Storage

Harvesting Tree Seedlings in a Pine Nursery
Seedling Operator on

Tubs of Seedlings Being Transported to Processor
Tubs of Seedlings Being Transported to Processor from the planting bed.

Pine Seedlings on Mobile Pre-Conveyer to Scales
tree Seedlings moving along on pre-conveyer for processing.

Tree Seedlings Being Graded or "Culled"
Tree Seedlings Being Graded or

Tree Nursery Seedlings Being Counted by Weight
Weighting seedlings determine the seedling count in each bale.

Moisture-holding Packing Material Being Applied
Moisture-holding Packing Material is added to each seedling package.

Pine Seedlings are Wrapped and Bound in Bundles
Strapping Seedling Bales for protection and shipping.

Stacking Tree Seedling Bundles After Packing and Strapping
Stacking Seedling Bundles by species, genetics and planting zones.

Tree Branch Wound in the Process of Decay
How a tree trunk wound develops decay.

Tree Branch Wound in the Process of Decay
How a tree trunk wound develops decay.

Tree Branch Wound in the Process of Decay
How a tree trunk wound develops decay.

Save Trees - Grow Pot!
It has been suggested that the answer to worldwide deforestation is growing fields of Cannabis sativa to supply the world's pulp for paper. Industrial strength hemp - marijuana - all illegal in the United States. . Page 4.

Save Trees - Grow Pot!
It has been suggested that the answer to worldwide deforestation is growing fields of Cannabis sativa to supply the world's pulp for paper. Industrial strength hemp - marijuana - all illegal in the United States.

Save Trees - Grow Pot!
It has been suggested that the answer to worldwide deforestation is growing fields of Cannabis sativa to supply the world's pulp for paper. Industrial strength hemp - marijuana - all illegal in the United States. . Page 2.

Save Trees - Grow Pot!
It has been suggested that the answer to worldwide deforestation is growing fields of Cannabis sativa to supply the world's pulp for paper. Industrial strength hemp - marijuana - all illegal in the United States. . Page 3.

Tour of a Tree Nursery Seedling Harvesting Operation
Operation of a Tree Seedling Harvester in a Pine Nursery.

Virginia Stewartia, The Silky Camellia
Stewartia malacodendron or Silky Camellia is uncommon in its Southeastern natural range and rare in several southern U.S. states. Hard to propagate, it tantalizes gardeners but is not a candidate for the mass market nurseryman.

The Stewartia's Beautiful Flower
The Stewartia's Beautiful Flower

The Stewartia's Moist Habitat
The Stewartia's Moist Habitat. Forestry.

Forest Zones of the U.S. Intermountains
A quick and easy way to identify the major trees of the U.S. Rocky Mountain uplands by using a forest zone or belt profile.

The Pinyon-Juniper Belt - Conifers
The Pinyon-Juniper Belt Zone. Forestry.

Pinyon-Juniper Belt - Major Hardwoods
The Pinyon-Juniper Belt - Hardwoods

The Pine-Oak Belt
The Pine-Oak Life Zone. Forestry.

The Fir-Aspen Belt
The Fir-Aspen Life Zone. Forestry.

The Spruce-Fir Belt
The Spruce-Fir Life Zone. Forestry.

The Process of a Tree Branch Wound - The Entry of Tree Branch Decay
How a tree branch wound introduces decay into a tree.

The Process of a Tree Branch Wound - The Entry of Tree Branch Decay
How a tree branch wound introduces decay into a tree.

The Process of a Tree Branch Wound - The Entry of Tree Branch Decay
How a tree branch wound introduces decay into a tree.

The Process of a Tree Branch Wound - The Entry of Tree Branch Decay
How a tree branch wound introduces decay into a tree.

A popular small chainsaw and an arborist favorite.
This small Stihl chainsaw is one of the most popular limbing and trimming saws used by arborists. I recommend it as a first saw for the casual user.

The Erlandson Secret Lost
Forestry.

Erlandson's First
Tree grafting genius Axel Erlandson created some of the most interesting arborsculpture specimens found anywhere.

An Untrained Horticulture Genius
Forestry.

The Birthplace of Arborsculpture in the US
Forestry.

The Tree Circus
Forestry.

After Axel Erlandson
Forestry.

The Rosewood Trees
The rosewoods have the guitar trade to blame their most restrictive category of endangered species.

Lignum Vitae
Lignum vitae has a fascinating wood that shipbuilding and woodworking craftsmen depend on.

African blackwood
African blackwood is an

Pink Ivory (Berchemia zeyheri)
Pink ivory is a very expensive wood used for wood turnings and carving.

Black Gabon Ebony
Black Gabon ebony is the most expensive hardwood in the tropics and the world.

Smokey Bear, A Collection of His Best Nature Posters
A Collection Of Smokey Bear's Best Nature Posters. The Smokey Bear Educational Nature Poster Series

Smokey Bear, A Collection of His Best Nature Posters
A Collection Of Smokey Bear's Best Nature Posters. The Smokey Bear Educational Nature Poster Series

Spanish Moss and Live Oak and Baldcypress
Spanish moss grows on trees in the southern United States and American tropics. The

Tree Guide - 11 Things You Need to Know About a Tree
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.

Three Common Toxic Forest Plants
Poison ivy, oak and sumac are members of the same plant family Rhus. They can potentially cause skin dermatitis when touched in the forest.

An Index of Common Tree Insect Pests
An index of common harmful tree insects taken from the Forest Insect and Disease Leaflet (FIDL) Series, USDA Forest Service

Rainbow Eucalyptus - World's Most Beautiful Tree Bark
Rainbow eucalyptus is one of the most beautiful trees of the tropics. It is also a major source of fiber and wood in the Philippines and Indonesia.

An Old Lookout Cookbook Discovered
What forest rangers and foresters ate while manning lonely firetowers and forest outposts. Great camping recipes!

The 5 Most Common Diseases of Oak Trees
Here are the most important diseases that are harmful to oak trees. Early detection and control can save oaks, especially those with high value in the landscape.

Mulch the Critical Root Zone - Using Vertical Mulch
Your tree's critical root zone should be protected by mulch and considered important for tree health as fertilization, protection from pests and trunk damage.

The Anatomy of a Lightning Struck Tree
Trees suffer greatly from lightning in both the forest and in your landscape. Lightning strike is not a death sentence but may need special treatment.

Planting Native Dogwood and Cultivars
Details on planting and caring for newly planted flowering dogwood. Where to plant, how to plant plus water and fertilizer.

Wild Dogwood in the Forest Environment
Details on where Cornus florida has a natural habitat, its ecological niche in the understory and popularity in the landscape.

The Dogwood Flower
Details on the dogwood flower's display, the botany of the flower and cultivar

National Arbor Day - Time to Plant a Tree
Arbor Day is a nationally celebrated observance. Arbor Day was first celebrated in Nebraska in 1872 and now a major day of celebration around the World.

A Prescribed Fire - Controlled Burn Walk-Through
A prescription burn is necessity in many coniferous stands. The controlled fire can protect trees from future fire, disease and insects. The same fire can prepare a seedbed for a future forest, improve the habitat for many wildlife species and manage competing vegetation.

A Prescribed and Controlled Burn - Equipment for Line Construction
Two tractors (both with electric water pumps) were used for the controlled burn. One was equipped with a disk and freshened the line before during and after fire was introduced.

A Prescribed and Controlled Fire - Necessary for a Healthy Forest
A prescribed fire is necessity for many reasons. This controlled fire will protect trees from future fire, disease and insects. It will also improve conditions that make great wildlife habitat.

A Prescribed and Controlled Burn - The Second Tractor
The second tractor had a larger pump and was used for mop-up. Operators of these tractors surveyed the lines until the black zone was deemed safe. Trees and brush piles inside the burn that were still on fire after the initial burn cleaned the understory were extinguished.

A Prescribed and Controlled Fire - The Drip Torch
Prescribed burns in the United States begin by dripping accelerant and fire from a backfire torch which burns off of a plowed firebreak. You want to burn off the firebreak to increase the distance between fire and line.

Containing the Controlled Fire Using a Fire Break
This firebreak (approximately 8' wide) forms the initial barrier of the controlled burn keeping fire contained only to the area of the burn. The prescriptionist tries to increase the black or burned zone to a point where a fire can't jump back across the line - not always an easy task

A Prescription Burn in the Southern United States
An actual review of a controlled burn under trees in a Southern forest. Prescribed fire is necessary for forest management in North America.

What is A Backfire Torch?
A backfire torch is essential equipment when fighting wildfire and when using fire as a forestry prescription.

The Drip Torch Operations Manual
Forestry.

Drip Torch Working Parts, Part Two
Assembling and using a drip torch is easy to do but should be done correctly for efficiency and safety.

Standard Drip Torch Working Parts, Part One
Drip torches should be adequately secured during use and transport.

6 Major Engineered Wood Products
These six engineered wood products have revolutionized wood construction. Using mainly wood residues, they are taking pressure off forest wood reserves.

Arbor Day Calendar by State and Date
Arbor Day calendar listing by state tells you when Arbor Day is

12 Reasons to Burn a Forest
Here are 12 reasons you should consider a prescribed fire for your forest. Smokey bear's slogan was changed to

How trees ace the process of life (and without a brain)
Trees anticipate their complicated process of life by the use of hormones and millions of years of genetic trial and error.

Boxelder, A Common Tree in North America
Acer negundo – One of the Most Common North American Trees

The Hybrid Poplar - Forestry Profile
A quick review of benefits and problems associated with hybrid poplar.

You will not find a better resource on American Ginseng.
American Ginseng, Green Gold is a highly respected guide book when growing and harvesting the plant. Dr. W. Scott Persons also instructs on its use and history.

Identifying and Determining the Age Ginseng
Here are tips and botanical markers used to identify American ginseng along with methods to age the plant.

Learn to identify 36 tree species using leaf and fruit illustrations.
I have developed this

Don't Forget the Non-flowering Tree - A Revisit
There are reasons and methods to prune flowering trees. How do you prune non-flowering trees to increase vigor and appearance.

3 Points to Remember When Pruning Flowering Trees
Some flowering trees can be pruned during the dormant season. For others, this could be problematic if you want a spring color show from some species.

Archaeopteris - The First Modern Tree
The 350 million year-old archaeopteris was the first tree in earth's forests.

The Pruning of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers
Review of George Brown's The Pruning of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers - expanded by Tony Kirkham. One of my top five tree reference books.

Important Tree Pruning Method #3 - Crown Reduction
Crown reduction pruning is most often used when a tree has grown too large for its permitted space. This method, sometimes called drop crotch pruning, is preferred to topping because it results in a more natural appearance. Here is how you do it.

Pruning Techniques That Will Cause a Tree Harm
Harmful pruning practices will lead to an unhealthy tree and can eventually effect a tree's form and beauty. Don't prune a tree using these methods.

How to Prune a Tree Guide: Reasons to Prune
Pruning a tree will produce strong, healthy, attractive plants. Here is a tutorial and illustrated guide on how, why and when to prune a tree - plus a few simple pruning tips.

Important Tree Pruning Method #1 - Crown Thinning
Crown thinning is a pruning technique primarily used on hardwood trees. Crown thinning removes stems and branches for increased light penetration and air movement throughout the crown of a tree.

Important Tree Pruning Method #2 - Crown Raising
Crown raising is simply removing selected branches from the bottom of the crown of a tree. This is necessary when clearance is needed under the tree. Here is how you do it.

The Shigo 3 Step Method of Tree Pruning
Here is Dr. Alex Shigo's method of tree pruning. Shigo suggests using three cuts in removing limbs during a tree pruning operation.

Dr. Alex Shigo Biography
Alex Shigo was widely considered the father of modern arboriculture and a university trained tree pathologist. Dr. Shigo's study of tree biology led to a broadened understanding of compartmentalization of decay in trees. Shigo's ideas that led to many changes and additions to commercial tree care practices.

Filing Federal Timber Income Tax
Five points to remember when preparing your Federal income tax if you have a timber account.

Timber Theft - Three Methods Used to Steal Trees
Stealing Trees: Three Methods a Thief May Use - Knowing how trees are stolen will help you prevent timber theft

Dealing with trees root damage of Sewer and Water Line
Tree roots will invade and imbed water and sewer systems. There are trees to avoid and things you can do to deal with the invasion.

Tree disks and the cross-sections of tree limbs and trunks.
Tree cookies are the preserved cross-sections of tree limbs and trunks. These specimen disks illustrate the biology of annual tree rings and tree defects.

Discussion: Are There Timber Marking Standards?
There is no national standard on forestry tree markings. Harvest trees, boundaries, inventory plots and special zones use varied colors and symbols.

How to Plant the Leyland Cypress Tree in Your Landscape
Managing Leyland Cypress trees are beautiful but need proper planting and pruning, careful landscape considerations and have certain pest concerns.

Storm Damaged Trees - Tree Damage Prevention - Complete Tree Failure
Shade and street trees in the United States are storm damaged by wind, ice and lightning annually. Here is a feature designed to help you quickly understand and prevent costly storm damage and complete tree failure.

Identify Yellow Poplar
Identify Yellow Poplar - The Important American Hardwoods - Tulip Tree - Liriodendron tulipifera

Common Conifer Tree Diseases - Prevention and Control
I have compiled the most common conifer tree diseases and pathogens found on trees including pine hemlock spruce fir in the yard and forest. You can do a lot to prevent and control tree disease on species to include spruce pine fir and cedar. Here is how.

Identify the Sweetgum
The Important American Hardwoods - Sweetgum - Liquidambar styraciflua

Top Five Hardwood Killing Insects
top Five insects that kill or damage broadleaf or harewood trees in great numbers.

What to do With a Bleeding Tree - Gummosis
Dealing with a bleeding cherry, sweetgum or any tree in the Prunus genus.

How to Manage and ID Yoshino Cherry
An introductory description of the Yoshino cherry tree and how to identify and manage your specimen.

How to Manage and ID Southern Waxmyrtle
Southern waxmyrtle or southern bayberry is a very prunable tree that has much value as a hedge and landscape specimen.

Five Great Farms to Purchase a Christmas Tree Online
The most popular Christmas tree dealers selling fresh mail order trees online.

Leaf Spot 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 leaf spot. Here is how.

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Information About the Nut Producing Allegheny Chinkapin
The common chinkapin, a nut-bearing relative of American chestut, is highly prized as a prolific seed producer of edible and tasty nuts. The tree is also very valuable to breeders in developing blight resistant chestnuts.

Create Your Own Tree Leaf Exhibit or Collection
Nearly every one attempts to build a tree leaf collection, either at school or work, for both study and exhibition. Here are my tips and suggestions toward making a plant leaf collection including building a leaf press.

Identify Black Cherry
Identify Black Cherry - The Important American Hardwoods - Prunis serotina

ID and Manage Persimmon
How to ID and Manage Persimmon. Forestry.

Herbicides Used to Control Woody Stem Plants
Herbicides are one tool used by foresters to improve the forest condition and to eliminate woody stem competition to both managed commercial and protected forests. Here are the herbicides used.

Identify the Sycamore
The Important American Hardwoods - Sycamore - Platanus occidentalis

How to Manage and Identify the Mimosa Tree
How to Manage and ID Mimosa. Forestry.

Eastern White Pine, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
Eastern White Pine is a common forest tree in higher elevations of eastern North American forests.

Chemical Tree Removal - Applying Tree Herbicide
There are five ways to control trees using recommended chemical herbicides. Each technique demands different herbicide formulations and equipment.

Consider Planting Elm
I've picked ten of the best trees you can plant in your yard. Consider planting American or lacebark elm.

Using the Best Firewood for Home Heating
Learn how wood burns and how to use wood for heating. Find the best tree species for burning as determined by ease of preparation and heating values.

Consider Planting Red Maple
I've picked ten of the best trees you can plant in your yard. Consider planting red maple.

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

Consider Planting an Oak in Your Yard
I've picked ten of the best trees you can plant in your yard. Consider planting a red or white oak.

Identify the Beech
Identify the Beech - The Important American Hardwoods - Fagus

What to Do With Surface Roots in the Yard?
Tree roots that grow on the surface are difficult to mow or walk over and can effect the growth and health of nearby grass and groundcovers. Here are tips on protecting that tree from root damage.

Identify 15 Major Hardwood Species Using Twigs in Winter
Here is a quick way to identify 15 of the most common and important hardwoods in North America. You can quickly identify these trees using bark, twigs and fruit.

The History and Career of Smokey the Bear
The Smokey Bear concept has matured into a cottage industry of collectables and educational material on fire prevention.

Smokey Bear History - The Real Smokey Bear
Smokey Bear means many things to many people. Who is Smokey really? Read this for a Smokey Bear introduction. Page 2.

A Forest Ecosystem and Biodiversity
A forest ecosystem is one major ecologic unit that exists as a part of the total complex ecological condition.

Dealing With Woodpecker and Sapsucker Tree Problems
Woodpecker and Sapsucker Tree Problems - How to Control Woodpecker Damage

Consider Planting Sycamore
I've picked ten of the best trees you can plant in your yard. Consider planting American sycamore.

Maps of Common United States Forest Cover Types
The locations of broad types of forest cover by tree types according to frequency of occurrence in the native range.

Maps of Common United States Forest Cover Types
The locations of broad types of forest cover by tree types according to frequency of occurrence in the native range.

How to Stake a Tree the Right Way - Installation Tips
Tree staking is never done with the intention of harming a tree but can be devastating to future tree health.

How to Stake a Tree the Right Way - Installation Tips
Tree staking is never done with the intention of harming a tree but can be devastating to future tree health. Page 2.

Using a living Christmas tree with the intention to replant
Displaying a live and living Christmas tree in the house perks up the season plus provides a tree for the yard. Here is how to keep a live, living Christmas tree healthy and provide care.

Maple Sap Collection and Syrup Production
How to collect sap and make syrup from your mature sugar maples. Review these sugarbush management suggestions to start a maple sap harvesting operation.

What Wood Burning Systems Are Available to Me?
A first review and primer on conventional fireplaces, convection fireplaces, stove and furnace units for home heating with wood.

Choosing the Memorial Tree Species
Special trees are a major part of the 9/11 Memorial Plaza where two large fountains list those lost in the airline attacks.

Plant the magnificent swamp white oak.
Swamp white oaks are not only the tree pick for the National 9/11 Memorial, it is a top pick for planting in the landscape.

The "Survivor" Pear was transplanted to the plaza and now struggles to
The

How to Manage and ID Japanese Maple
How to Manage and ID Japanese Maple

A Beginner Guide to Winter Tree Identification
Learn how to properly recognize and name common dormant tree species mainly in Eastern North America in this beginner's guide.

Live Oak - Description, Planting and Growing
How to Manage and ID Live Oak or Quercus Virginiana

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

The Major North American Conifers With Descriptions
Common North American conifer trees, their ranges, their identifying descriptions and other trees in their associated habitat.

The Major North American Conifers With Descriptions
Common North American conifer trees, their ranges, their identifying descriptions and other trees in their associated habitat.

The Major North American Conifers With Descriptions
Common North American conifer trees, their ranges, their identifying descriptions and other trees in their associated habitat.

The Major North American Conifers With Descriptions
Common North American conifer trees, their ranges, their identifying descriptions and other trees in their associated habitat.

Green Ash, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
Green Ash is one of 2 most common ash trees in North America. Green ash looks very much like white ash but can be identified by looking at the leaf scar.

Red and White Mulberry - Identification and Management
Identify Mulberry | Manage red and white Mulberry | Morus rubra alba

Pruning a Young Tree: How-To and Tips
Tree pruning is essential in developing a tree with a strong structure and desirable form. Here is a quick guide of methods on how to prune trees.

Canker 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 canker disease. Here is how.

Identify the Firs
Identify the Firs - The Important American Conifers - The Important Firs

How a Tree Grows - A Brief Overview
Learn about the basics of tree growth, including bark, root and bud growth, and why the overwhelming portion of all trees is made up of non-living tissue.

Juniper: The Most Common Plant in the Northern Hemisphere
Common juniper is a commonly hardy shrub that grows under certain conditions to tree size. It can also grow as a dwarf on dry, rocky mountain slopes.

Pines or Larches - Tree Leaf Key
Coniferous trees that are pine or larch.

How to Winterize Your Dormant Trees
Trees in winter may seem inactive but they need protection to remain healthy and free from diseases and insects. Here is how you winterize your trees.

A Photo Index of the Most Common Tree Diseases
I have created a photo index page for major North American tree diseases that infect both conifers and hardwoods. The index is not exhaustive but covers the

Consider Planting American Holly
Consider planting American holly. I've picked Ilex Opaca as one of the ten best trees you can plant in your yard.

Balsam Fir, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
Balsam Fir, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America

What is the Definition of a Forest Ecosystem?
Forestry.

Measure and Sell Your Trees - Determine a Tree or Forest's Volume and Value
How to Measure and Sell Your Trees by Determining a Tree or Forest's Volume and Value.

Royal Paulownia - Seed and Seedling Sources
A list of growers of royal Paulownia seed and seedlings for purchase on the Internet.

10 Things You Must Know About Tropical Rainforests
Tropical rainforests exist only within the World's equatorial regions, are precious

How to Collect Seed and Plant Walnut / Butternut
Now is the time to collect walnut and butternut seeds for planting this fall. Remember, after harvesting seeds, keep them moist for the entire time you

Firewood Basics for the Fireplace and Wood Stove Owner
Burning wood for heat comes down to understanding firewood procurement and firewood handling while sizing up your ability to do both. Here are some things might want to read.

Pine Needle Harvesting for Mulch
With some work and persistence you can sell your pine needles. Find out how your pine plantation can profit from the sale of pine straw.

Discussion: Can You Sterilize Sweetgum?
Most arborists and foresters agree that trying to sterilize a tree like sweetgum or sycamore to eliminate the fruit ball is hard, if not impossible, to do

Eight Best First Chainsaws For The Beginner
I've just updated a very popular article on choosing a first chainsaw. This feature was developed for a new chain saw buyer/user who is just preparing to

People Want a Chinkapin - Where to Purchase a Chinquapin
I have had more interest in my chinkapin report than I could have ever expected. People are in love with the chinquapin tree and want to purchase either

When And Where Do Wildfires Occur?
Forest fire is common in places around the world where climates are moist enough to allow the growth of trees and shrubs, but have extended dry, hot

The "Catawba" Tree, North Vs. South
The catalpa tree's name (Catalpa sp.) made it into English and Latin via Creek indian tribal language describing the tree's flower. Folks in the southern

Finding American Ginseng in Eastern Forests
The New York Times reports a South Korean ginseng plant that fetched a price of $65,000 . That was a

Redbud - The Judas Tree
Question: I read your article on the Judas tree today and have this quote from another source in connection with the Judas tree.

Find Your Forestry Association - Private Forest Organizations in North America
Your state probably has an forestry association These forest organizations represent and protect timber owners from excessive regulation and provide them continuing education in growing and harvesting trees.

Find Your Forestry Association - Private Forest Organizations in North America
Your state probably has an forestry association These forest organizations represent and protect timber owners from excessive regulation and provide them continuing education in growing and harvesting trees.

Find Your Forestry Association - Private Forest Organizations in North America
Your state probably has an forestry association These forest organizations represent and protect timber owners from excessive regulation and provide them continuing education in growing and harvesting trees.

Find Your Forestry Association - Private Forest Organizations in North America
Your state probably has an forestry association These forest organizations represent and protect timber owners from excessive regulation and provide them continuing education in growing and harvesting trees.

USFS National Forest Fall Foliage Hotline
For fall foliage information The U. S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service has a fall color website that tracks the color in National Forests.

Harvesting Pine Straw for Mulch
Pine straw is a favored mulch and groundcover for landscapers and homeowners. This trend is providing extra income to the forest owners who own pines. Here are the most frequently asked questions about pine needle harvest.

The Araucarioxylon arizonicum Fossil
Most of the petrified wood and logs in the Petrified Forest National Monument are from Araucarioxylon arizonicum trees.

Where is a Petrified Forest?
One of the most important and largest outcropping of petrified forest in the World is located between Holbrook, Arizona and Gallup, New Mexico. This area is now protected and part of the Petrified Forest National Park and managed by the United States Park Service.

The Process of Wood Petrification
These forests began the process of

Petrified Forest Gem Stones
Petrified Forest Gem Stones. This petrified wood's varied colors came from minerals in the silica-saturated waters. Iron, carbon, manganese and sometimes cobalt and chromium produced patterns and blends of yellow, red, black, blue, brown, white and pink.

History of the Petrified Forest National Monument
In 1906 President Theodore Roosevelt set aside some

Lobed Hardwood Leaves - Tree Leaf Key
Hardwood trees like sassafras and mulberry have unbalanced lobes. Most other lobed tree leaves are considered to have evenly or balanced lobes.

Virginia Pine, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
Pinus virginiana, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America

Purchasing and Growing Christmas trees - How to Buy or Produce Christmas Trees
The Most Asked Questions About Purchasing and Growing Christmas trees - How to Purchase and Produce Christmas Trees

Properly Using Sawtooth Oak in Your Landscape
Sawtooth oak is an attractive and unique oak with a dark side. The non-native oak is planted in the landscape but also a destructive habitat invader.

The Ecology of a Tree Snag - The Ecological Process When a Tree Dies
A dead tree, sometimes called a snag, can be overlooked as a valuable part forest ecology. Tree snags are very important biologically for a naturally developing forest ecosystem.

Gum and Cypress in Fall Color
A photo gallery of common fall tree leaf colors by species

Sycamore and Oak in Fall Color
Sycamore's beautiful fall tan leaf is a perfect match to the set off the cream and brown splotches of the peeling bark.

American Beech in Fall Color
Beech tree leaves linger with a dull yellow tan color in winter but are golden bronze in Fall display.

Aspens are best fall color west of the Mississippi River
Aspens make a beautiful early fall display and grows on millions of acres west of the Mississippi.

Maples are traditionally the US fall leaf favorite.
Maple is a beautiful three-season beauty but the fall leaf color is unmatched by any other tree.

Hickory in Fall Color
The native hickory in all its fall color glory, a brilliant yellow in many species.

Yellow Poplar in Fall Color
The tallest North American tree, yellow poplar, offers some of the best color to be found in the Appalachian mountains.

Sourwood in Fall Color
You will see sourwood fall foliage first in the season so look for a roadside tree with red and orange leaves.

Sassafras in Fall Color
Sassafras fall colors are brilliant yellows, oranges and reds and often along the forest edge.

Quaking Aspen - Take a Railroad Tour and See the Colorado Quaking Aspen in the Fall
Quaking aspen trees. Take a railroad tour and see the Colorado quaking aspen in the Fall. Find out more about the tree's fall habit in Colorado via a Leadville, Colorado and Southern railroad tour.

Quaking Aspen - a Keystone Species
Quaking Aspen, a Keystone Species

Quaking Aspens, the Real Golden Colorado
Quaking Aspens, the Real Golden Colorado

Quaking Aspen - Aspen's Home Range and Habitat
Quaking Aspen's Home Range and Habitat

The Tall and Slender Quaking Aspen
The Tall and Slender quaking Aspen

Nantahala National Forest
Nantahala National Forest is federally managed forest in state of North Carolina. It is ripe with waterfalls and example of sound forest management.

Prescription for a Tree Trunk Injury
If a tree trunk is wounded there are some things you can do.

Treating Tree Trunk Wounds - Prescription for Tree Trunk Injury
If a tree trunk is wounded there are some things you can do.

Treating Tree Trunk Wounds - Prescription for Tree Trunk Injury
If a tree trunk is wounded scribing is an effective treatment.

Tree Trunk Biology and Basic Wood Structure
Wood is a highly ordered arrangement of living, dying and dead cells. Here is a briefing on tree's cellular properties, how a tree cell grows and functions structurally.

First North American Forestry School | Cradle of Forestry | Biltmore School Campus
Dr. Carl Alwen Schenck started the first North American Forestry School called Cradle of Forestry. Here is a photo tour of the Biltmore School campus.

Cradle of Forestry - The Biltmore Forest and School
Dr. Carl Alwen Schenck started the first North American Forestry School called Cradle of Forestry. Here is a photo tour of the Biltmore School campus.

Schenck Teaches Wise-use Forest Management in One Room School
Dr. Carl Alwen Schenck started the first North American Forestry School called Cradle of Forestry. Here is a photo tour of the Biltmore School campus.

Cradle of Forestry - Biltmore School Framed by Native Carolina Hemlock
Dr. Carl Alwen Schenck started the first North American Forestry School called Cradle of Forestry. Here is a photo tour of the Biltmore School campus.

Dr. Carl Schenck's Summer Office Built From Barn
Dr. Schenck's summer office was built from an abandoned barn. His secretary used the front room.

First North American Forestry School | Cradle of Forestry | Biltmore School Campus
Schenck built several lodges for his Rangers, imitating the architecture used in the Black Forest of Germany.

The Pink Beds and Biltmore Garden that Supplied School Fresh Food
The Pink Beds and Biltmore Garden that Supplied School Fresh Food

First North American Forestry School | Cradle of Forestry | Biltmore School Campus
Vanderbilt had a commissary built for the Biltmore School 1902. It was also used as a community center...Vanderbilt purchased this (rangers) house, including the farm from Hiram King.

Tips and for the Best Autumn and Fall Leaf Viewing Experience
Here are tips and tricks to make your fall leaf viewing trip both enjoyable and successful. Find out the best times and places to go and how to identify and locate the best potential tree leaf species best of show.

Philip Greening Jackson assists in planting cherry trees
Philip Greening Jackson assists in planting cherry trees

National Tree Planting Day in China
National Tree Planting Day in China. Page 2.

National Tree Planting Day in China
National Tree Planting Day in China. Page 3.

National Tree Planting Day in China
National Tree Planting Day in China. Page 4.

A Collection Of Smokey Bear's Best Nature Posters
The full collection of Smokey Bear nature posters.

Find Your State's Forestry Department Patch - State Forestry and Wildfire Uniform Patch Collection
A photo gallery and index of forest ranger patches and wildfire fighting patches by state.

Find Your State's Forestry Department Patch - State Forestry and Wildfire Uniform Patch Collection
A photo gallery and index of forest ranger patches and wildfire fighting patches by state.

Find Your State's Forestry Department Patch - State Forestry and Wildfire Uniform Patch Collection
A photo gallery and index of forest ranger patches and wildfire fighting patches by state.

Find Your State's Forestry Department Patch - State Forestry and Wildfire Uniform Patch Collection
A photo gallery and index of forest ranger patches and wildfire fighting patches by state.

National Tree Planting Day in China
National Tree Planting Day in China

The Ancient Dawn Redwood - Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Only known as a fossil to 1941, dawn redwood is abundant in the landscape but not in the wild.

A Collection Of Smokey Bear's Best Nature Posters
The full collection of Smokey Bear nature posters.

A Collection Of Smokey Bear's Best Nature Posters
The full collection of Smokey Bear nature posters.

Favorite Tree and Forest Photos - Photograph of Your Favorite Tree
Photo sharing effort at About.com Forestry of tree images and descriptions. The theme was My Favorite Tree.

Rainbow Eucalyptus - World's Most Beautiful Tree Bark
Rainbow eucalyptus is probably the most interesting and beautiful of all trees - and not for the leaves but for the bark. Find out more about the amazing Eucalyptus deglupta tree.

The Most Versatile of Trees, Japanese Maple - The Japanese Maple Tree Specimen
Learn more about The Most Versatile of Trees, Japanese Maple. Growing a Japanese Maple Tree Specimen in your yard.

Range Maps of Spruce Tree Species In North America
Range Maps of Spruce Tree Species In North America

Where Fir Trees Live - Range Maps of Fir Tree Species In North America
The eight most common firs of North America, a brief description by species and a map of where they live.

Christmas Tree Farm - Fraser Fir Christmas Tree Farm in Fall Color
Picture gallery of a Fraser fir Christmas tree Farm in fall color near Highlands, North Carolina.

Axel Erlandson's Tree Sculpture - American tree sculptor Axel Erlandson
Axel Erlandson Photo Gallery - American Arborsculpturist Axel Erlandson and His Work

Crapemyrtle, Lagerstroemia indica
Crapemyrtle, Lagerstroemia indica

American Chestnut - Images of American Chestnut Sprouts
American Chestnuts Are Living in North American Forests. Here are images and photos of Chestnut sprouts in the United States.

Gum-baldcypress Swamp
Tupelo Gum - baldcypress Swamp

The Beautiful Wild Callery Pear
Wild Callery Pear

The Little Redbud - First in Forest Show
The Redbud is the first native tree in North America to bloom. This photo gallery displays the event.

A Photo Gallery of Flowering Dogwood Blooms in Spring
A Photo Gallery of Flowering Dogwood Blooms in Spring

Live Oak - Images and Information on the Majestic Live Oak
The Majestic Live Oak

A Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest Photo Gallery
Poet Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest trees photo gallery

Trees of Windsor Ruin
A photo gallery of trees that grow at Windsor Ruin, a Mississippi plantation home that represents the end of the Southern plantion economy and the downfall of the old south after the American Civil War.

A Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest Photo Gallery
Poet Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest trees photo gallery

A Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest Photo Gallery
Poet Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest trees photo gallery

Wildfire Photo | Prescribed Burn Photo | Forest Fire Photo
Photo gallery of wildfire, prescribed burning and forest fires

Wildfire Photo | Prescribed Burn Photo | Forest Fire Photo
Photo gallery of wildfire, prescribed burning and forest fires

Weeping Higan Cherry Photo Gallery
Photos of weeping cherry in full bloom in spring.

Tree Planting | Forest Seedling Planting | Timber Plantation
Photo gallery on tree planting, forest seedling reforestation, artificial regeneration and timber plantation.

Tree Planting | Forest Seedling Planting | Timber Plantation
Photo gallery on tree planting, forest seedling reforestation, artificial regeneration and timber plantation.

Leaf Illustrations - Pinhoti Trail Leaf Tiles and Imprints
Slate tile leaf imprints that present illustrations of the major southern Appalachian tree species at Cheaha State Park, Alabama

Leaf Illustrations - Pinhoti Trail Leaf Tiles and Imprints
Slate tile leaf imprints that present illustrations of the major southern Appalachian tree species at Cheaha State Park, Alabama

Leaf Illustrations - Pinhoti Trail Leaf Tiles and Imprints
Slate tile leaf imprints that present illustrations of the major southern Appalachian tree species at Cheaha State Park, Alabama

Leaf Illustrations - Pinhoti Trail Leaf Tiles and Imprints
Slate tile leaf imprints that present illustrations of the major southern Appalachian tree species at Cheaha State Park, Alabama

Leaf Illustrations - Pinhoti Trail Leaf Tiles and Imprints
Slate tile leaf imprints that present illustrations of the major southern Appalachian tree species at Cheaha State Park, Alabama

Timber Buyer Agreement Section - List All Expectations and Penalties
Timber Buyer Agreement Section - List All Expectations and Penalties

Timber Seller Agreement Section - Clean Title and Entry Freedom
Timber Seller Agreement Section - Clean Title and Entry Freedom

Developing a Timber Contract
Creating a timber sale contract should give you some comfort and reduce anxiety over your next timber sale. The legal consequences resulting from cutting, purchasing and selling timber should be the major reason for developing a timber contract.

Create the Preamble - Who Conveys What to Whom
Create the timber contract Preamble - Who Conveys What to Whom

Describe the Contract's Sale Area, Go Flag It, Find the Title
A timber sale area should adequately indicate and describe where the sale is to occur.

Determine a Price, Designate All Trees Sold, Define All Trees to be Left...
Designate All Trees Sold, Define All Trees Left...

Sale Conditions - Buyer Agrees, Seller Agrees
Sale Conditions - Buyer Agrees, Seller Agrees

Sample timber contract
Find a Timber Contract But Always Customize!

Find a Lawyer and Don't Forget Signatures...
Find a Lawyer experienced in timber sales and Don't Forget Signatures...

Selling Timber Guide - Get the Most from Your Timber Sale
Here is a step by step guide on how to sell Timber, prepare for and make a timber sale and assure a smooth timber harvest.

Find a Professional Forestry Partner!
Choose a forester to help you make your next timber sale

Timing a Timber Sale is Important - Try to Sell Timber High!
Timing a timber sale is very important. Plant your sell when the market is up.

Sizing Up the Timber Sale Using Your Need to "Knows"
Use these

Identify Prospective Timber Buyers and Send Prospectus
Find a large sample of timber buyers and mail bid prospectus and an invitation to bid.

Understood Timber Contracts Reduce Timber Sale Misunderstandings
Regardless of the size of the timber sale, a written timber contract prevents misunderstanding and protects both the buyer and seller.

Timber Sale Not Over Until Final Inspection
You or your agent should inspect the timber sale periodically through the harvest. It is best looked at several times during the timber harvest and finally upon completion.

Forest Mapping Sites -- Best Free Forest Mapping Applications
A review of three free mapping application sites. Using Google Earth, USGS Map Locator Downloader and Google Maps will get you started on finding and mapping any forest in the United States

The Major Southern Yellow Pines
5 pines - loblolly, shortleaf, longleaf, slash and Virginia – make up most of the southern pine timber inventory and all called Southern Yellow Pine.

Slash Pine, Southern Yellow Pine - Tree Species Overview
Slash pine, one of the hard yellow pines indigenous to southeastern United States.

Shortleaf Pine Tree | Shortleaf Pine, Southern Yellow Pine
Shortleaf pine, one of the yellow pines indigenous to southeastern United States.

The Southern Pine Beetle (SPB) - 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 pine bark beetle. Here is how.

The Husked Black Walnut
The Husked Black Walnut. Forestry.

A Double Black Walnut
A Double Black Walnut. Forestry.

Shelling a Black Walnut
Shelling a Black Walnut. Forestry.

Husking a Black Walnut
Husking a Black Walnut. Forestry.

Collecting Black Walnut in Husks
Collecting Black Walnut in Husks

Black Walnuts in Husk Just Dropped from Tree
Black Walnuts in Husk Just Dropped from Tree

Harvesting a Black Walnut Crop
Harvesting a Black Walnut Crop. Forestry.

Collecting a Black Walnut Crop for Seeds and Nuts
Collecting a Black Walnut Crop for Seeds and Nuts

Lodgepole Pine, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
Lodgepole Pine, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America

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

Tree Identification and Anatomy
Here is a resource designed to help you identifying a tree and the types of common tree species that exist in the United States. By using a tree's anatomy and species physiology you can identify a tree while collecting and observing leaves, cones, flowers, bark and fruit.

Where are You Most Likely to Find a Hemlock Wooly Aphid?
Hemlock Wooly Aphid Outbreaks. Forestry.

How Do I Identify a Hemlock Wooly Aphid?
Identify a Hemlock Wooly Aphid. Forestry.

What Does the Hemlock Wooly Aphid do to a Tree?
Hemlock Wooly Aphid Tree symptoms

Is There a Way to Control the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid?
Controlling the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid

Hemlock Wooly Adelgid - Identification and Control
The eastern and Carolina hemlock is now under attack and in the early stages of being decimated by the hemlock wooly adelgid (HWA) or Adelges tsugae. Adelgids are small, soft bodied aphids that feed exclusively on coniferous plants

Ten Essential Tree Care Tips to Keep It Healthy
There are certain things a tree owner must know to keep trees healthy and in the very best condition.

Great Trees for Borders, Privacy and Windbreaks
Trees used in hedges provide both privacy and beauty in the landscape. Many trees are well suited for hedges, but selection of a tree should be made by considering the particular purpose of the hedge and the growing conditions at the desired site. Check the individual tree species for characteristics and site needs.

Tips for Using a Tree as a Hedge Plant
Tips for Using a Tree as a privacy Hedge plant and windbreak with suggested species and characteristics.

Osage-orange may look like a citrus, but beware.
Osage-orange or Maclura pomifera has a wonderful wood, is hardy on harsh dry sites and a perfect Midwestern tree in the landscape.

Proper Pruning of Conifer Storm Damage - Managing Conifer Stem Failure
Proper pruning of conifers after storm damage can result in saving a prize specimen or favorite tree. It will take individual care that includes pruning correctly.

Ponderosa Pine, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
Ponderosa pine is a conifer of major importance in western US forests. It is the most widely distributed conifer in western North America.

The Destructive Emerald Ash Borer, A Tree Borer and Major Forest Pest
The Destructive Emerald Ash Borer, A Tree Borer and Major Forest Pest

The Destructive Emerald Ash Borer, A Tree Borer and Major Forest Pest
The Destructive Emerald Ash Borer, A Tree Borer and Major Forest Pest

Emerald Ash Borer Damage
Emerald Ash Borer Damage. Forestry.

White Ash, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
White Ash is one of 2 most common ash trees in North America. White ash looks very much like green ash but can be identified by looking at the leaf scar.

Rock Elm, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
Rock Elm is found throughout the north mid-western region of North America. A town in Wisconsin was named for the tree.

Forest succession establishes and pushes trees to maturity.
Forest succession was first accurately described in the literature by Henry David Thoreau in 1860. Foresters have embraced the new science of forest ecology and succession to manage forests and manipulate stands of trees.

Baldcypress is an excellent tree choice for planting.
Baldcypress was selected an Urban Tree of the Year and has exploded as a landscaping tree for urban locations. You now see baldcypress in profusion.

Cherry pickers used to collect improved pine cones.
Following the development of a future cloned crop of superior pine trees. Steps involved in creating a pine seed orchard.

Cone bunches ready to be harvested for seed.
Here are cones ready for collection to provide a forest nursery with superior pine seedlings.

Bucket full of genetically superior pine cones.
Pine tree seeds are collected by buckets of cones. These cones are used to extract improved seed for nursery seedlings.

Genetically improved cones sorted by tree clones.
Trees sorted by tree clones insure future improved quality of pines planted in new forests.

Gerald Crowell, Forester, Virginia Department of Forestry
Thanks to Gerald Crowell for the photos and information on Virginia's genetic improved tree program.

Flowering Dogwood Care and Identification
Dogwood, the

Sugar Pine, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
Sugar Pine, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America

Most Famous Wildfire Photograph Ever Taken
Some consider this photo taken by a firefighter as the most beautiful photograph of a forest fire ever taken using a digital camera.

How to Locate a Weeping Tree in the Landscape
A weeping tree is a compliment to any landscape when planted and located property. The weeper is a cascading plant, usually a hybrid, developed for uniqueness and managed by staking and pruning on open landscape.

2003 Tree of the Year: Autumn Blaze Maple
Autumn Blaze Maple was selected Urban Tree of the Year for 2003 as determined by responses to an annual survey in arborist magazine City Trees.

How Resins Protect Trees and Increase Tree Value
Trees produce resins and sap that are protective to tree health, can prevent rot and seal trunk and limb cavities. Resin products are used for adhesives and aromatics.

Why Trees Drop Nuts Early - Causes of Premature Dropping
There are times that nut bearing trees drop their nuts before they fully mature. Sometimes it can be a natural shedding of a portion of the nut crip. Other causes can be more problematic, including weather conditions, poor pollination, insects and disease.

Forest Fire History, Basics, and Behavior
A brief history of forest fires, the basics of forest fire management and control and forest fire behavior.

Wildfire Tragedy on Storm King Mountain
Tragic wildfire on Bureau of Land Management's Storm King Mountain in 1994 where fourteen firefighters lost their lives. The South Canyon Fire tragedy happened because of political ineptitude, agency bad blood, poor leadership and communications and just plain bad luck.

South Canyon Fire - Storm King Mountain - Tragic Wildfire
Tragic wildfire on Bureau of Land Management's Storm King Mountain in 1994 where fourteen firefighters lost their lives. The South Canyon Fire tragedy happened because of political ineptitude, agency bad blood, poor leadership and communications and just plain bad luck.

South Canyon Fire - Storm King Mountain - Tragic Wildfire
Tragic wildfire on Bureau of Land Management's Storm King Mountain in 1994 where fourteen firefighters lost their lives. The South Canyon Fire tragedy happened because of political ineptitude, agency bad blood, poor leadership and communications and just plain bad luck.

South Canyon Fire - Storm King Mountain - Tragic Wildfire
Tragic wildfire on Bureau of Land Management's Storm King Mountain in 1994 where fourteen firefighters lost their lives. The South Canyon Fire tragedy happened because of political ineptitude, agency bad blood, poor leadership and communications and just plain bad luck.

South Canyon Fire - Storm King Mountain - Tragic Wildfire
Tragic wildfire on Bureau of Land Management's Storm King Mountain in 1994 where fourteen firefighters lost their lives. The South Canyon Fire tragedy happened because of political ineptitude, agency bad blood, poor leadership and communications and just plain bad luck.

South Canyon Fire - Storm King Mountain - Tragic Wildfire
Tragic wildfire on Bureau of Land Management's Storm King Mountain in 1994 where fourteen firefighters lost their lives. The South Canyon Fire tragedy happened because of political ineptitude, agency bad blood, poor leadership and communications and just plain bad luck.

South Canyon Fire - Storm King Mountain - Tragic Wildfire
Tragic wildfire on Bureau of Land Management's Storm King Mountain in 1994 where fourteen firefighters lost their lives. The South Canyon Fire tragedy happened because of political ineptitude, agency bad blood, poor leadership and communications and just plain bad luck.

The helitack deaths...
Tragic wildfire on Bureau of Land Management's Storm King Mountain in 1994 where fourteen firefighters lost their lives. The South Canyon Fire tragedy happened because of political ineptitude, agency bad blood, poor leadership and communications and just plain bad luck.

South Canyon Fire - Storm King Mountain - Tragic Wildfire
Tragic wildfire on Bureau of Land Management's Storm King Mountain in 1994 where fourteen firefighters lost their lives. The South Canyon Fire tragedy happened because of political ineptitude, agency bad blood, poor leadership and communications and just plain bad luck.

A plaque about the wildfire at the observation point...
Tragic wildfire on Bureau of Land Management's Storm King Mountain in 1994 where fourteen firefighters lost their lives. The South Canyon Fire tragedy happened because of political ineptitude, agency bad blood, poor leadership and communications and just plain bad luck.

Redbud is a rapid-grower and makes a great yard tree.
Cercis canadensis or redbud is a rapid-grower reaching a height of 20 to 30 feet. It is an early spring bloomer and works in a medium landscape.

A Tropical Hardwood Hammock and Tropical Forest Ecosystem
Tropical hardwood hammock forests are found in Florida concentrated in the Everglades. These hardwood sites are composed of evergreen and semi-deciduous trees.

Green Ash - Identification and Management
Tips on identifying green ash, how to care for green ash and special information for using Fraxinus pennsylvanica in the landscape.

Slash Pine Pinelands, A Creation of Fire
Tropical Hardwood Hammock, Tropical Hardwood Forest

Wildlife in a Tropical Hammock
Wildlife in a Tropical Hammock. Forestry.

Trees in a Tropical Hardwood Hammock
Tropical Hardwood Hammock trees. Forestry.

The Incredible Strangler Fig
The most unusual plants called strangler fig

Royal Palm and Cabbage Palmetto - The Tallest "Trees" in a Tropical Hammock
Royal Palm - The Tallest

Saw-palmetto - Smallest Palm in a Tropical Hammock
Saw-palmetto - Smallest Palm in a Tropical Hammock

The Endangered Tree Snail
The Endangered Tree Snail. Forestry.

Tropical Hardwood Hammock - A Tropical Hardwood Forest Ecosystem
Tropical Hardwood Hammock, Tropical Hardwood Forest

Air Plant
Tropical Hardwood Hammock, Tropical Hardwood Forest

Tree Seedling or Sapling Transplant Instructions
Here are methods you can use to transplant natural and containerized tree seedlings. Learn how to move a tree seedling or sapling.

Fertilizers Can Kill Trees (Avoid Over-Fertilization)
You can kill a tree by using too much fertilizer. Find out what to do when you over fertilize a tree.

GPS Receiver for Outdoor Use (Buying Guide)
GPS receiver features essential for working, hiking and geocache in the forest can be more extensive than those needed only for automobile navigation. I have developed some Global Positioning System receiver features you need to consider when a GPS receiver is to be used outdoors in the forest.

Tree Removal Process: Understanding Legal Regulations
Not everyone knows the legal ramifications surrounding removing a tree. Some areas have very strict laws pertaining to tree removal and some areas have no rules and regulations at all. Find out what your community expects when a tree is removed.

Kwanzan Cherry Tree: Profile and Care Instructions
Kwanzan cherry is a flowering cherry tree and blooms later in the spring. Learn how to plant, prune and understand a Kwanzan cherry's habit.

How to Manage Trees With Suckers and Watersprouts
A tree sucker sprout and tree water sprout can provide clues to tree health, indicating that the tree is either very vigorous or has injury or dead wood above the sprouts.

How to Manage and Identify Colorado Blue Spruce
How to Manage and ID Colorado Blue Spruce

Determining Your Timber Tax Basis
Determining your timber tax. Forestry.

Sample Timber Sale Contract Template
Here is a sample timber sale contract. Please use only as a reference. You are encouraged to customize every timber sale contract to fit the situation.

The Point Sample Method of Timber Cruising
The first essential step toward selling or appraising timber or timberland is a tree or timber inventory. Here are the basic steps toward timber cruising or tree inventory.

How to Manage and Identify Norway Spruce Trees
How to Manage and ID Norway Spruce

Identify and Name the Hemlocks
Identify and Name The Hemlocks - Important American Conifers

The History and Business of Making Lump Charcoal
Charcoal making was an important activity that improved the human condition. It continues to be produced, resulting in hundreds of products & applications.

Sycamore - Not Just a Planetree
A short but in-depth biography on the sycamore tree or planetree.

Purchasing a New Chainsaw - Chainsaw Oil and Fuel Mixture
Frequently asked question on how to mix oil with fuel in your new chainsaw

A Tree and Photosynthesis - The Photosynthetic Process
A major photosynthetic sugar factory is the tree. Photosynthesis and trees are synonymous and a leaf is the engine. Photosynthesis provides us with both food and oxygen and is the ultimate necessary process insuring our survival on this planet.

Questions and Answers About Firewood - How to Buy and Use Fuel Wood
Here are answers to many questions asked by people planning to buy and prepare firewood for burning. This Fequently Asked Questions page on firewood addresses the most common concerns about purchasing and using firewood.

The Hardwood Killer Tree Diseases
Here are hardwood tree diseases that kill deciduous trees like oak maple ash sycamore elm in great numbers. These hardwood tree diseases cause significant commercial and horticultural tree losses in North America

Starting a Fire in a Fireplace or Wood Stove
Starting a fire with wood in your fireplace is not complicated but should be done correctly for efficiency and safety. Learn how to start a fire in your wood stove, fireplace or even a campfire.

World's Smallest Tree
World's Smallest Tree. Forestry.

Lobed Hardwood Leaves - Tree Leaf Key
Hardwood trees with balanced palmate and pinnate lobes.

How to Plant, Prune and Understand a Golden Rain-Tree
Golden rain-tree is an excellent landscape tree for warm climates. Learn the tree's habit and how to plant, prune and display as a yard specimen.

Identify the Larch
Identifying the Larch - Important American Conifers

Federal and State Forestry Assistance Programs
A look at Forestry Assistance Programs provided by State and Federal Government

Identify the Spruce
Identify the Spruce - The Important American Conifers - Important Spruce

Longleaf Pine, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
Longleaf Pine, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America

Needle Cast Tree Disease - Prevention and Control
I have compiled the most common conifer tree diseases you might find in yard and forest. You can do a lot to prevent and control conifer tree disease including needle cast. Here is how.

Identify the Elms
The Important American Hardwoods - The Elms - Ulmus

What is Urban Forestry?
An urban forest is where city people can get their best chance to see nature. Find out more about urban forestry and how your community can benefit.

Hunting Lease or Hunting Rights Contract
Demands are high for hunting land and forests to lease for hunting lease if you allow wild or released game hunting on your property. Here is a step-by-step guide on preparing a hunting lease for an individual or hunting club that protects both the hunter (lessee) and the property owner (lessor).

Hunting Lease - Record Who and How Long
First, you need to define the county and state where all game hunting will take place. Then make an agreement between the owner of the hunting property and the tenant (hunter) plus any allowed guests. Most hunting leases come with all hunting rights but you need to be specific if that is not the case.