caring for the environment: Trophy Turkey & Whitetails in the Hills of Buffalo County Wisconsin - 01/07/15 12:55 PM
 Trophy Turkey & Whitetail Habitat in the Hills of Buffalo County Wisconsin
  Buffalo County is a Wildlife paradise stretching through the Coulee Region between Eau Claire County and the Mississippi River.
 
The Coulee type hills in this part of the state are an area where the glaciers bypassed and  we find extensive Oak forests on the hills with farmland in the valleys.  This all adds up to some prime habitat for Oak loving wildlife like Whitetail Deer and Turkeys.
  Our clients at Woodland Management Service own land here for the bountiful wildlife and for the quality Oak timber.
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caring for the environment: Investing in Forest Land in Clark County, Wisconsin - 08/22/14 04:44 AM
Investing in Forest Land in Clark County, Wisconsin
Great Timber investments in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota.
 When considering an investment in Timberland or just a great place to go hunting, it pays to hire an expert in the forestry field.
 
If you know of anyone looking for an exception crew of Foresters to inventory, appraise or manage a forest....  Remember, when only the best will do, count on the WMS crew.
 
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caring for the environment: Timber cruising; Chippewa County, Wisconsin - 08/20/14 02:13 PM
Timber cruising in Chippewa County, Wisconsin
Great Timber investments in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota.
 When considering an investment in Timberland or just a great place to go hunting, it pays to hire an expert in the forestry field.
 
If you know of anyone looking for an exception crew of Foresters to inventory, appraise or manage a forest....  Remember, when only the best will do, count on the WMS crew.
 
 
 
 
 
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caring for the environment: FAQ How do you Measure and Appraise these Extensive Forests so Quickly? - 07/23/14 04:26 PM
FAQ  How do you Measure and Appraise these Extensive Forests so Quickly?
Occasionally when we talk about doing inventories and Appraisals on several hundred thousand acre forest ownerships people are overwhelmed with the immensity of such a project.
Their first question is how do you do it in less than a lifetime much less in only a month or two?
The quick answer is we are very good at what we do, using systems to keep up our speed and quality, and of course one of a Foresters best friends, Statistics.
The Foresters at Woodland Management Service do Appraise forests … (5 comments)

caring for the environment: FAQ How do I Encourage More Wildlife on My Land? - 07/18/14 05:42 AM
FAQ   How do I Encourage More Wildlife on My Land?
This is a common question that the Foresters and Wildlife Specialists at Woodland Management Service are asked.
Of course the next question that we ask the client is, “What type of Wildlife would you like to encourage?”

 
Regardless of which type of Wildlife they are looking for we know that the most important key to maximum Wildlife Habitat is “Edge”.
Edge is basically the area between two or more ecosystems (timber types, timber ages, non forested areas, wetlands, etc.).
It is our job to know which Edge types are … (8 comments)

caring for the environment: FAQ What is Hygrading & why is it so Bad?? - 07/18/14 12:55 AM
FAQ  What is Hygrading & why is it so Bad??
  Hygrading is the slow destruction of a forest by removing the higher quality trees and leaving the poorest quality trees to regenerate.
  Hygrading is one of the main forest ailments that foresters fight against.
  Hygrading is often the result of well-meaning landowners and loggers who go with the old fashioned idea of cutting the big trees and letting the smaller trees grow a while longer.
  Some loggers go so far as to set up contracts with landowners allowing them to take all trees over a certain diameter … (7 comments)

caring for the environment: FAQ Is there a Difference Between a Forester and a Logger?? - 07/17/14 06:37 AM
FAQ  Is there a Difference Between a Forester and a Logger??
  This is a question that we are not asked often enough; unfortunately far too many assume that Foresters and Loggers are the same.
 
  Loggers
  A logger is someone who harvests trees for a living.
  A good logger does know a lot about how a forest grows, which trees are growing well, and the relative value of the trees they are harvesting.
  A good logger also knows how to harvest these trees safely, remove them without harming the surrounding trees, and how to make enough … (10 comments)

caring for the environment: Big Wheels and Big Trees at the Rhinelander Logging Museum - 07/16/14 01:36 PM
Big Wheels and Big Trees at the Rhinelander Logging Museum

 
 
    Most of the early logging was done during the winter for many reasons.  Transportation was the main reason, getting these logs to the river highways was significantly easier to do over frozen ground, and getting the logs down the rivers was much easier during the spring flooding season.
 
 
    Logging in the winter also allowed the loggers to spend the summers scratching out farms from the dense forest which would hopefully allow their familys to eat while they spend the winter in logging camp.

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caring for the environment: FAQ How Much is a Tree Worth?? - 07/14/14 08:45 AM
FAQ  How Much is a Tree Worth??
A question that every forester is asked often is how much a particular tree is worth. 
Well it depends…
A lot of factors come into play when we appraise a tree including location, type of tree, size of the tree, condition of the tree, and of course what is the tree’s highest and best use.
 
Timber Value (for Forest trees)
For many trees, especially those growing in the forest naturally, the most appropriate price is that of its forest products, we call this stumpage value.
Stumpage value is the value of the … (9 comments)

caring for the environment: Forest Land Investments in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota - 07/14/14 05:10 AM
Forest Land Investments in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota
Great Timber investments in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan.
 The Lake States are famous for high quality hardwood including Birdseye Maple, Oak, and many other quality lumber and veneer quality trees.
The Lake States are also known for the quality papers made from our Pines, Spruces, and other Softwoods.
 
If you know of anyone looking for an exception crew of Foresters to inventory, appraise or manage a forest.... 
 
Remember, when only the best will do, count on the WMS crew.
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caring for the environment: FAQ Do I need a Timber Appraisal when Buying and Selling Forestland? - 07/11/14 01:52 PM
FAQ  Do I need a Timber Appraisal when Buying and Selling Forestland?
  It depends...
  Do you want to take advantage of tax programs such as the Timber Depletion Allowance?
When buying forestland is essential to know your basis, especially the basis of your timber, this allows for a significant tax break when it comes time to sell any timber from the property, and the value of this basis must be determined as of the day that you become the owner of the property.
  Do you want your banker to consider the whole value of the property when considering … (6 comments)

caring for the environment: Beautiful Montello Wisconsin - 07/11/14 06:45 AM
Beautiful Montello Wisconsin  
I travel through Montello often but seldom stop to look around, recently I had to meet someone at the gas station and while waiting I noticed something worth sharing
 
 
 
 
 
Montello is the county seat of Marquette County, and is home to the largest tree in Wisconsin.
 
 
 
And, here are a few pictures of our clients property near Montello, Wisconsin.
 


 http://activerain.com/blogsview/4313957/john-muir-s-inspiration--marquette-county-teaming-with-wildlife-and-forests-
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caring for the environment: Moving Camp on the Argonne Audit Cruise - 07/02/14 02:31 AM
Moving Camp on the Argonne Audit Cruise

 
One of the things that I like about these Audit Inventories it that we stay in one remote area long enough to set up a camp. 
 
 
On this project we had 5 people camped out in 1 camper, 2 trucks and 1 tent. 

 
We found out after setting up this camp along an old logging road that someone else thought that it would also be a good place to set up a bear baiting station 50 yards further down the trail. 
The Bears kept … (5 comments)

caring for the environment: Artsy Pics on the Argone Wisconsin Forest Audit Inventory - 07/01/14 09:04 PM
Artsy Pics on the Argone Wisconsin Forest Audit Inventory  
  I always enjoy these audit cruises which we do for several clients in order for their shareholders and the SEC to know that their internal inventory matches up with an independent inventory.  

 
 
 
  Here are a few photos of a day of cruising timber with my two boys on this inventory.
Josh took most of the artsy shots and I took the less interesting shot.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
If you know of … (5 comments)

caring for the environment: Pic’s from the Pond 2 - 07/01/14 07:01 AM


Pic’s from the Pond 2
Last week I shared a story and a few pictures from our duck-less duck pond at the Cadott office of Woodland Management Service, and today we will continue with a few more.
As I mentioned last week, in the 15 years since we dug these ponds we have not seen any ducks yet, but Nicks game camera seems to be catching a few of the other wild creatures that spend time here.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you missed last weeks “Pic’s from the Pond” post then this would be a … (10 comments)

caring for the environment: A Foresters Competitive Advantage - 06/30/14 04:33 PM
A Foresters Competitive Advantage
My friend Debbie Reynolds asks for an explanation of what makes us better than our competition...
Though I generally know most of the reasons why we are better than each of our competitors, often for different reasons depending on the individual or firm involved. 
I make it a policy that I hold myself and my staff to not ever criticize my competition since I am a firm believer that once mud is thrown the profession is damaged on both sides of the fence.
I do look for the best and encourage the best in myself AND … (7 comments)

caring for the environment: An Event that Changed My Career in Forestry - 06/30/14 03:15 PM
An Event that Changed My Career in Forestry
There have been a lot of events in my life that would be considered “life changing” like getting to know God, meeting my wife, teachers that influenced me, and much more.
But to save you all from having to read a book I will contain today's essay to one career changer in my life.
After leaving the USDA Forest Service in the mid 80’s I headed back to the Midwest and took a position in Michigan where I was in charge of buying timber in the Southeastern quarter of the state.
At first it … (9 comments)

caring for the environment: Forestry Camp, Running a Lean Operation Near Monico Wisconsin - 06/26/14 01:39 AM

Forestry Camp, Running a Lean Operation Near Monico Wisconsin
We keep our projects profitable for all while saving our clients dollars by being highly efficient. 
One of our efficiency tools is to keep the crew very close to the project, cutting travel costs as well as lodging costs. 
This camp is located in the center of a block of 10,000 acres of prime oak and Northern Hardwoods in NE Wisconsin.
 
 
If you know of anyone looking for an exception crew of Foresters to inventory, appraise or manage a forest....  Remember, When only the Best will do, … (6 comments)

caring for the environment: County Wildlife & Forest Status Posts 2 - 06/25/14 07:34 PM
County Wildlife & Forest Status Posts


Wisconsin
Adams Ashland Barron Bayfield Buffalo Burnett Chippewa Clark ** Columbia Door Douglas Dunn Eau Claire Forest Florence Green Lake Iron Jackson Juneau Kewaunee La Crosse Langlade Lincoln Marathon Marinette Marquette Menominee Monroe Oconto Outagamie Oneida Price Polk Portage Richland Rusk St. Croix Sawyer Shawano Sauk Taylor Trempealeau Vernon Vilas Waukesha Waupaca Waushara Washburn Wood  

Minnesota
Aitkin Beltrami Carlton Cass Chisago Clearwater Cook Crow Wing Hubbard Isanti Itaska Koochiching Lake Lake of the Woods Millelacs Morrison Pine St. Louis Wadena
Michigan
Alger Baraga Chippewa Delta Dickenson Gogebic Houghton Keweenaw Iron Luce … (2 comments)

caring for the environment: Rusk County Forestry Camp - 06/25/14 04:23 PM
Woodland Management Service Rusk County Forestry Camp, 
 
 
Nestled in among some of the best trees in Eastern Rusk County we set up camp for another Post Sale Audit Inventory.
 

 
 
Rusk County is not known for having nearly the quality of forests that are found in the Argonne area, our client does a great job of managing for high quality timber and it is reflected in the best timber in the county.
We find that we can be more competative than other companies partly due to our willingness to camp out in the forest that we … (0 comments)

 
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