Contiguous cover forestry

Green (Living) Review

This kind of forestry only benefits the corporations. All plantations are of a uniform age, generally, and will felled almost at the same time, which is very different to, what I call, proper forestry and woodland management, and I will come to coppicing later, where the ages of the trees and their growth rates are different and thus also the time and age at which they are being felled. It is all about forestry monocultures, generally, and not about mixed woods and forests.

Invasive species and forestry

Environmental Economics

[link]. I don't think there is much Mark can do against an enemy as  invasive species. But, we'll see soon. The DOA just showed up today  to "investigate the strange beetles Mark found on trees in Wallace Wood's tree farm."  "  And, I might be dim, but considering the simple Faustmann model (below) couldn't Wally Wood cut down the trees today and receive almost as much revenue (i.e.,

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Industrial agriculture and forestry

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) We are dealing with Nature as if she were a factory floor and we even call agriculture and forestry nowadays industries. In forestry the huge harvesters, which are claimed to be so much more efficient than using loggers and tractors or better still horses to move the logs, with their weight and wheels destroy everything in their wake but then it is the fact that branches have not been left laying on the floor “for the wildlife”.

The horse in forestry operations

Green (Living) Review

This was when the horse was in general use on farms but today the horse still should have a place in forestry for one and will, of this we can be sure, soon also have that place again in farming. Aside from pulling wagons the horse in forestry was primarily used to pull tree trunks from the felling area to the roadside and such like and has a much lighter footprint on the ground than does the tractor or today's tree harvesters.

Gender and diversity in forestry

Green (Living) Review

Confor has produced a new report to examine the "apparent paradox" around gender and diversity in the forestry sector in Scotland. The document, written by academic Dr Eleanor Harris, was presented to Forestry Minister Dr Aileen McLeod at the recent Confor industry dinner - and is published on March 8, 2016 to mark International Women's Day. Listening to the views of women - and men - in the forestry and timber sector seemed a good place to start."

Tree marking knife; the sustainable forestry tool

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) This tool, in German called Baumreisser, and produced, predominately by German and Swiss tool makers, such as Victorinox (Switzerland) and Otter (Germany), has been an important tool for the forestry worker and forester in time past. The tree marking knife, the Baumreisser (tree ripper), was used in the past by forestry workers after a tree had been felled and the branches removed used to mark the cutting length depending on the timber grade.

Overheated Kentucky city gets serious about trees and urban forestry

Green (Living) Review

So it''s good news indeed that Louisville, in decidedly red-state Kentucky, is getting serious about tackling its urban heat island effect through increased urban forestry, as well as efforts to promote reflective surfaces and green roofs. green living Kentucky trees urban forestry

New report highlights threat to future of forestry industry

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The future of the forestry industry in Scotland is under serious threat unless urgent action is taken to secure the long-term supply of timber, a leading industry figure has warned. Stuart Goodall, Chief Executive of Confor: Promoting forestry and wood , said action had to be taken now to protect the 40,000 jobs supported by the forestry sector in Scotland, many of them in rural communities with few other large employers.

We need more young people in horticulture and forestry

Green (Living) Review

The challenges in all three trades, whether horticulture, agriculture or forestry, are immense, especially and including as regards to climate change and diseases that are emerging more than likely due to it. Farming and forestry too are important as without farming we have none of the other foods and without forestry out woodlands and forests would not be managed and fall into disrepair and decline, despite some misguided souls believing that Nature would do it all itself better than we.

Is it time for the Forestry Commission to be stood down?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Is it time for the Forestry Commission, maybe, to be stood down and that our woodlands (and our forests) be placed into cooperative – I did say cooperative not corporate – management? I am not saying that the British Forestry Commission is not fit for purpose; it has had its time and purpose and its original purpose, when founded just after World War One, has been fulfilled, and that already a long time ago.

FRA highlights Positive Forestry Report from UK

Green (Living) Review

Bainbridge Island, WA, December 2011 : A new report highlighting the strength of the forestry market in the UK over the past year has been highlighted by Forestry Research Associates (FRA) as another reason to invest in timber. This is according to FRA, which supports various forms of forestry investment, from buying forested land in the UK as a property investment, to buying areas of plantation land in Brazil, through managed forestry firms like Greenwood Management.

Royal Forestry Society warning on Lyme disease for forestry workers

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Just in time for tick season the Royal Forestry Society (RFS) has produced a new fact sheet designed to prevent forestry workers and members of the public visiting forests and woodlands getting Lyme disease. The move is seen as particularly important because the disease is becoming more common and the symptoms can be severe. The disease is caused by Borrelia bacteria transferred from infected wildlife to humans, through a tick bite.

Wildwood – Sustainable Forestry in Action

Eco Friendly Daily

Not many people have heard of Wildwood, but it exemplifies a sustainable approach to forestry and forest management. Certain basic principles have guided this small-scale sustainable forestry. These issues are very controversial – with forestry management and logging companies convinced of harvesting benefits. Wildwood was ahead of its time, but may now serve to educate and inspire forestry management.

Opportunities in Carbon Forestry

Celsias

Conservation International Executive VP Jennifer Morris talks about carbon forestry- the upsides, the possibilities, the tenure and the financing. Disney is in this space for carbon offsetting in the voluntary carbon market with two projects in Peru and Democratic Republic of Congo. First mover companies needed in this space because this is not yet monetised in the US market

Hawaiian Koa Forestry Project

Conservation Hawaii

Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods (HLH) is planting 1.3 native Hawaiian Koa trees on the HLH plantation just north of Hilo. The HLH project is devoted to the conservation of Koa while providing the opportunity for eco-minded investors to make ethical profits through environmental stewardship. Because Koa is a native Hawaiian resource with [.].

Carbon Forestry excites New Zealanders

Celsias

Carbon forestry - it's a reasonably common term in New Zealand now. It was the first sector to enter, because of the importance of forestry to New Zealand’s ability to meet its international obligations for greenhouse gas emissions.

Carbon Forestry excites New Zealanders

Celsias

Carbon forestry - it's a reasonably common term in New Zealand now. It was the first sector to enter, because of the importance of forestry to New Zealand’s ability to meet its international obligations for greenhouse gas emissions.

Indonesian President Argues for Sustainable Forestry.

Celsias

President Yudhoyono makes global address at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia. Speaking at the Center for International Forestry Research , the President of Indonesia make commitments to more sustainable forestry- a major shift in indonesian policy ? Photo:Dita Alangkara).

Rainforest Alliance and Kingfisher working together to support sustainable forestry

Green (Living) Review

The Rainforest Alliance and Kingfisher PLC have joined forces to tackle some of the most difficult issues facing companies who strive to source their timber from legal and sustainable sources. The SmartSource programme of the Rainforest Alliance will work with the Kingfisher Group across its business to identify sources that require special attention moving them towards FSC certification and ensuring compliance with Kingfishers own stringent timber sourcing policy along the way.

Carbon Forestry excites New Zealanders

Celsias

Carbon forestry - it's a reasonably common term in New Zealand now. It was the first sector to enter, because of the importance of forestry to New Zealand’s ability to meet its international obligations for greenhouse gas emissions.

CANADIAN FORESTRY LEADER URGES AMBITIOUS GLOBAL ACTION TO END DEFORESTATION

Green (Living) Review

Speaking to over 6000 delegates from around the world at the XIIIth World Forestry Congress in Buenos Aires, Mr. Lazar held up Canada's environmental record in forestry as setting the standard for excellence in sustainable forest management and the reduction of GHGs. And Canada leads the way in sustainable forestry practices having retained 90% of original forest area and is home to 40% of the world's third-party certified forest land.

Canada Does Cool Forestry Breakthrough Deal

Celsias

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) which has 21 members , and nine leading environmental organizations, have created an agreement — the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement — that applies to 72 million hectares( yes, you read that correctly!)

Grey squirrels – the biggest risk to our woodland heritage say woodland owners and managers

Green (Living) Review

The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) is calling on the Government and Forestry Commission England to put control of grey squirrels on a similar level of importance to that of tree diseases. forestry Forestry Review gray squirrels It is pressing for more research, effective support for woodland owners and managers, and for a programme to increase public awareness of the threat to the health of our broadleaved woods caused by grey squirrels.

Forestry as Key to Food and Climate Change

Celsias

With barely a month left for the global climate change negotiations in Durban, China is been hosting the ninth BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) ministerial meet Oct 31-Nov 1. Representatives of the countries of Group 77, island countries and the Arab League also attended the meeting.

European forestry scientists for a field test to monitor climate change acutely

EcoFriend

Abdul Vahid V: European forestry scientists have initiated an extensive field test to learn the impact of global warming on trees and nature. It means forestry researchers can gather data from trees that locate in diverse environments. Several European forestry agencies take part in this massive project. According to Chris Jones, who is from the Forestry Commission in Wales, it has been one of the largest trails in the forest research ever.

Solo's new chainsaws are smooth operators

Green (Living) Review

Perfect for groundscare and forestry professionals working on local authority landscapes, private estates, the golf course or in wooded settings, the 651C and 656C models also benefit from a light weight of just 5.4kg and improved ergonomics. tree work forestry tools forestry operations tree felling groundscare forestry woodland management

Livable Communities through Urban Forestry

The Green Changemakers

This talk was presented at the Livable Communities through Urban Forestry Conference in Washington DC, August 6, 2015 by Suzanne H. Urban forestry & urban greening 4, 115–123 (2006) Nowak, D. This is the second part of a talk presented at the Livable Communities through Urban Forestry Conference in Washington DC, August 6, 2015 by Suzanne H. Green Health Sustainability Sustainable-development Urban Urban ForestryBy Suzanne H. Crowhurst Lennard, Ph.D.(Arch.),

Urban trees save hundreds of lives and billions of dollars each year in the U.S.

Green (Living) Review

forestry forests green living trees trees for cities urban forestry A new study by the USDA''s Forest Service tells us what all good treehuggers already knew; trees are good for you, especially if you live in a urban area. While it''s impossible to know exactly what benefits the urban trees bring us - including many psychological ones - the researchers have tried to estimate their impact using computer simulations.

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Goats – your new firefighting friends

Green Prophet

Supported by the Jewish National Fund’s Forestry Division, the OLI is also looking at different methods to see how grazing as fire-prevention can be expanded. Nature forestry natural pest control regenerative agricultureThe group in question consists of about 160 goats, sheep, cows, and camels. As strange as it may sound, but grazing, especially goats, has been found in many studies as an effective way to reduce the risk of extensive fires.

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Sycamore tree and Sycamore wood

Green (Living) Review

With Ash Dieback (ADB) making itself rather felt in woodlands across Britain UK forestry bodies are looking abroad for foreign replacement completely disregarding the Sycamore and, still more often than not, rejecting any suggestion of looking at that tree, which does so well, bar for sooty bark, in the UK where it tends to grow like a weed, with the comment that it is not a native tree. Ash dieback forestry Sycamore timber trees wood woodland management

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Fine pruning with ARS and Sorbus International

Green (Living) Review

Sorbus International is a leading supplier of specialist and hi-tech equipment to the arboricultural, forestry, landscaping, utility, ground maintenance and environmental care sectors in the UK and worldwide. forestry tools pruning forestry woodland management Somerset based Sorbus International Ltd. are the appointed exclusive UK distributors of the Japanese ARS range of high quality pruning equipment.

Parliamentarians agree to protect future of forests

Green (Living) Review

The new All Party Parliamentary Group on Forestry (APPGF) has been created to highlight the urgent need for more investment in the forestry and wood-processing sector. The group will focus on the need for increased levels of sustainable forestry, helping to drive UK support for the wider forestry and wood-processing sector. A successful forestry and wood processing sector is a positive not only for the economy, but also for the environment, recreation and health too.

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AUTHOR AND JOURNALIST ROB PENN TELLS US WHY BRITISH WOODLANDS ARE SO IMPORTANT

Green (Living) Review

forestry Forestry Review green living woodland crafts woodland management woodlands Author, journalist and TV presenter Rob Penn tells Grown in Britain what makes British woodlands so important I am writing this at my new desk. Andy Dix, a local furniture maker, made it from an ash tree felled near my home in the Black Mountains, South Wales. It is both exquisite and functional.

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Innovation in Responding to Climate Change: Nanotechnology, Ocean Energy and Forestry

The Green Changemakers

This report offers three innovative solutions in responding to climate change, namely nanotechnology, ocean energy and forestry. By Miguel Esteban, Christian Webersik, David Leary and Dexter Thompson-Pomeroy The report is available for download here. Climate change is high on the global agenda.

Sustainable forest management benefits people and the Planet

Green (Living) Review

Sustainability in forestry was “invented” before the word ever made it into the vocabulary per se, and the first book on sustainable forest practices was written and published way back in the 18th century by a German forester and much of the management today, until the arrival of the mechanized timer harvesters, is still based on those basic rules and guidelines. forest management forestry sustainable forestry

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Landowners urged to restore ancient woodland

Green (Living) Review

forestry Forestry Review green living woodland management Woodland Trust The UK’s leading woodland conservation charity has embarked upon a new scheme aimed at restoring ancient woodland in a number of areas across the UK. It is now looking for woodland owners to make small changes to how they manage their woodland, and make a big difference to the protection of this irreplaceable habitat.

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Ash dieback (Chalara fraxinea) in Britain

Green (Living) Review

But it has also been found on British ash trees and it is thought that it can also be carried by the wind or be lying dormant for years Photo source : Forestry Commission The disease, c alled Chalara fraxinea , is a fungus that causes leaf loss and crown dieback in affected trees, and it can lead to tree death. With more than 15 separate pests and diseases listed on the Forestry Commission website as already present in the UK, it is crucial that the wider issue is tackled.

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The sickle

Green (Living) Review

old skills forestry tools hand tools forestry countryside skills woodland management countryside management by Michael Smith (Veshengro) A good old-fashion sickle, sharp and perfectly weighted, is a tool just made for the job of clearing vegetation from around the trees. It given the user total control and thus does not damage the bark of the tree as often does the use of a powered grass trimmer (strimmer) and requires no guards to be placed around the trees either.

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Rock Croft Safe® Eyes – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

forestry tools wood cutting health forestry homesteading safety aboricultureUn-Fog-Able protective eye wear that will not fog, scratch or smear. Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Most, if not indeed all, ordinary safety goggles and -“glasses” have one major drawback, when you discount that the lenses scratch very easily indeed, and that is the fogging up in a variety of conditions, leading to loss of vision.

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After the Clearcuts: People and Ecology in an Alaska Rainforest

Nature Conservancy - Science

Decades of forestry research have shown ecologists how to restore uniform, dense stands of trees to a more diverse forest. Still: the science behind conservation forestry is pretty straightforward. But restoring the forest on Prince of Wales Island isn’t just about forestry. A black-tailed fawn peers out from forest cover on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska. Photo: Matt Miller/TNC.

Resilient Woodlands Campaign

Green (Living) Review

Work behind the scenes for more than one year has seen organisations and experts from across the forestry and tree sector coming together to work on a range of activities. Our CEO has acted as editor-in-chief for the drafting of an Accord (see below) and thanks to funding from Forestry Commission England and the Woodland Trust, we are repeating the British Woodlands Survey , this time on the theme of Resilience. forestry Sylva woodlands

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Managing our Woods (Advert)

Green (Living) Review

Having worked in all aspects of of woodland management and forestry since childhood woods and forests and their proper management are my passion and the old management systems, especially that of coppicing. The author has worked in all aspects of woodland management and forestry since childhood and writes from the heart as much as from the head. Forestry Review green living woodland management woodlands

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Modern Farming vs Natural Farming

Green (Living) Review

Brower And this goes for farming as much as for forestry, by the way, as far as the use of big machines is concerned. The use of machinery, and chemicals, in forestry is not much better and the large “harvesters” that are used nowadays seem to be one of the, if not indeed the, reason that today's forests and woodlands do have a problem with wildlife, including and especially invertebrates and fungi. farming forestry

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