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. Agri-Industry agriculture Earth forestry green living Mother Earth nature

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. horse forestry operations horses logging forestry horse logging

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. Horticulture Matters horticulture forest management forestry agriculture

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? Forestry Commission forests green living woodland management woodlands

New report highlights threat to future of forestry industry

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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.

Tree marking knife; the sustainable forestry tool

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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.

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

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. Green Health Sustainability Sustainable-development Urban Urban Forestry

Modern Farming vs Natural Farming

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Brower And this goes for farming as much as for forestry, by the way, as far as the use of big machines is concerned. farming forestry

Solo's new chainsaws are smooth operators

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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.

Forestry Panel backs publicly-owned woods and forests

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) There is a “continuing role” for a national publicly-owed forest estate in England, the Independent Panel on Forestry, an independent, so the name suggests, panel set up in the wake of the Government's sell-off U-turn, has concluded. In a progress report, the Independent Panel on Forestry says it is developing recommendations that will “increase the benefits generated from all forests in England”. Forestry Commission forests forestry

Bear Nap by the Camera Trap

Nature Conservancy - Science

Camera Trap Chronicles bears black bears camera trap Canada forestry Forests Idaho mammals video wildlife working forests By Matt Miller, senior science writer. Does a bear sleep in the woods?

Logging Carbon by Trailing Loggers

Nature Conservancy - Science

” Quick Study carbon accounting carbon emissions climate change REDD forestry standards sustainable logging market Morning mist in the forest of East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photo credit: © Mark Godfrey/TNC.

Royal Forestry Society warning on Lyme disease for forestry workers

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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.

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.

Fine pruning with ARS and Sorbus International

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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

Sustainable forest management benefits people and the Planet

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forest management forestry sustainable forestry by Michael Smith (Veshengro) While it’s true that collecting used paper and recycling it into new products is good for the environment, there’s a catch.

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Ash dieback (Chalara fraxinea) in Britain

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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. The Forestry Commission research station at Alice Holt Lodge is the most central post of call in this case. (C)

The sickle

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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.

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Habitat piles

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Habitat piles have become an excuse for lazy forestry practice and most importantly a health hazard in the woods by Michael Smith (Veshengro), RFA, EcoFor I know that habitat piles, themselves, sound like a disease but it is not, though they can be a pain in the posterior of the professional forester and the agriculturalist concerned with healthy trees. All else is just a pretense and rubbish, and also, as said, lazy woodland- and forestry management practice.

Opportunities in Carbon Forestry


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.

Original Löwe 14.104 compact bypass pruners – Product Review

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forestry gardening gardening tools green living Loewe product review viticulture Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Original Löwe is best known for its anvil pruning shears and, though many many not know it, the parent to the Rolcut pruning shears that once were made and sold in Britain.

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Eco-Tourists to Israel Can Now Be a “Forester For a Day”

Green Prophet

Travel & Nature activism Carmel Forest eco touring eco-tourism Environmental activism forest fire forestry forests

Sycamore tree and Sycamore wood

Green (Living) Review

German forestry sources refer, as said earlier, to Acer pseudoplantanus as a noble timer tree, or even as Edelholz, meaning precious wood, and there, apparently, it tends to only grow in mountainous regions and not so well in the lower areas.

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. Wildwood was ahead of its time, but may now serve to educate and inspire forestry management.

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.


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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.

Horticulture Matters

Green (Living) Review

It goes equally for horticulture as well as for silviculture, that is to say forestry where there is also a dire need for new blood in order for the industry, especially at roots (pardon the pun) level to continue.

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 [.].

Selective coppicing

Green (Living) Review

Forestry is such a trade where one has to look further ahead than one has to do in farming, for instance, and this also goes for rotation coppicing, even though here rewards arrive earlier than in forestry per se. coppicing forestry woodland managementby Michael Smith (Veshengro) Under selective coppicing we must understand the difference between removing all stems from a coppice stool, as is the general practice, and just removing large (overgrown) ones.

Indonesian President Argues for Sustainable Forestry.


President Yudhoyono makes global address at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia. Photo:Dita Alangkara).

Woods and forests are my most favorite natural environment

Green (Living) Review

woodlands wood woods forests forestry forest natural environment by Michael Smith (Veshengro) One of the many reasons that woodland is my favorite natural environment is because it is ever-changing and there is always something new to see, experience and enjoy.

When will the lies about paper stop?

Green (Living) Review

The majority of the paper industry, however, at least in Northern Europe, owns its own forests (though they do buy in from private and state forestry) and replant a minimum of three trees for each single one felled to make paper. Were it not for the paper industry those forests would not even exist and the land would, more than likely, be used for something else, though not agriculture or forestry in any other sense. paper forestry


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forest products forestry wood wood products by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Wood is a most important raw material and the best part of it is that it is growing naturally and therefore is always renewable.

Using the whole tree, and not just for firewood

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woodworkers woodlands forestry woodland products woodland management by Michael Smith (Veshengro) All too often woodsmen and coppice workers today can but think firewood and, maybe, a few other things as to the use the trees that they cut, whether in coppicing or general felling operations.

Encouraging planting trees will sequester carbon and conserve habitat

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carbon capture forestry forests woodland management woodlands by Michael smith (Veshengro) Oh my G-d! They have needed a university study again to “discover” something that every proper forester has known for ever and a day. They, however, needed a study for it again. Talking about stating the obvious.

Two Sides Targets U.S. Consumers With New Ad Campaign

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Harvesting urban timber

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city trees urban forestry urban timber urban treesby Michael Smith (Veshengro) I know that this sounds a little on the drastic side but fact is that there are times where urban trees have to be felled or have to have a real serious haircut, be it street trees, those in parks, or those on private properties.

Forest and wood are protectors of the climate

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woodlands wood forest management woods forests forestry carbon capture carbon sinks woodland management by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Within the framework of photosynthesis trees extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and thus reduce the CO2 content.

Coppice management

Green (Living) Review

The Forestry Commission never did much in that department but then it was not its brief. woodworkers woodlands Niederwald coppice coppicing woodland crafts woods forests forestry Niederwaldbewirtschaftung woodland management coppice management