forestry: Ice Roads, Getting the Job Done in the Northwoods - 01/17/17 12:33 AM
Ice Roads, Getting the Job Done in the Northwoods
We are often asked, how do you get machinery into my remote property with equipment for logging and construction.
The answer is an age old technique used in the Northern States, we make an Ice Road.
We have been having a pretty good winter this year, which is great for people who have a lot of work to do in the Northwoods.
Cold weather can be a blessing for hard working Northerners who need to get into remote areas far from roads, such as loggers or carpenters who are working on remote cabins.
A deep frost can … (12 comments)

forestry: Worlds Finest White Pine Forests; Menominee County, Wisconsin - 01/07/17 09:31 PM
Finest White Pine Forests in the World; Menominee County, Wisconsin. 
  “Start with the rising sun and work toward the setting
sun, but take only the mature trees, the sick trees, and the trees that have fallen. When you reach the end of the reservation, turn and cut from the setting sun to the rising sun and the trees will last forever”. Chief Oshkosh

  Menominee County is known far and wide as the place where White Pine is king.
Foresters come here for tours on how to raise this magnificent giant of the climax forest.
The White Pine along with the Sugar Maple … (3 comments)

forestry: Hygrading, The Largest Destroyer of Quality Forests! - 10/13/16 04:57 PM
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 while leaving all of … (15 comments)

forestry: Foresters and Loggers, far from the same. - 10/12/16 03:57 PM
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 … (4 comments)

forestry: Great Hunting Land! 3 Secret Ingredients - 09/18/16 04:28 PM
Great Hunting Land! 3 Secret Ingredients

Deer like most wildlife species spend most of their time in what we call Edge areas.
These Edge areas are basically the place where the Three Essentials of all Wildlife Habitat exist; Food, Water, and Cover.
If you understand these essentials, how they apply to Whitetail Deer, and have them on your land then the deer will stay on your land.
 
 
Water
In this part of the country, water is seldom a problem with plentiful wetlands, ponds, streams, lakes and puddles just about everywhere.
In the event that you do not have any water nearby, it won’t take much for us … (1 comments)

forestry: Old Colleagues and Friends, boosting the Profession! - 09/06/16 03:20 PM
Old Colleagues and Friends, boosting the Profession!
I do work in a great profession, one where I can count on plenty of my competitors to be more interested in improving the profession than competing with each other.
Three of those old colleagues came to mind today as I was filling out a piece of government paperwork that one of them suggested I get involved with.
About a month ago one of these colleagues called and asked me to serve on a dispute resolution team that is being assembled between the Consulting Foresters in Wisconsin and the Wisconsin DNR. And since then has sent several … (5 comments)

forestry: Rhinelander Museum; Blacksmith Shop, Essential of Early Logging Camps - 09/04/16 04:46 PM
Rhinelander Museum; The Blacksmith Shop, an Essential of any Early Logging Camp



 
Today we have the next segment in our Rhinelander Museum series.
 The blacksmith shop was an essential component of any logging camp, with tools to be made and tools to be repaired.  Without these essential tools the trees could not be cut, the sleds could not be made and repaired and the horses could not be shod.
 
 


 
 
 
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forestry: Whats this doing way out here? - 05/29/16 04:00 PM
Whats this doing way out here?
 
 
  I am accustomed to finding odd things in the forest, often in a place where you feel so remote that humans seldom venture much less leave things behind.
 
 
  Sometimes it is as simple as an abandoned farmstead or a forgotten maple syrup bucket grown into a tree, and one time while doing a forest inventory in New Mexico I found a Model T car far up in the mountains with trees growing through it.
 
 
  Today's find was not too dramatic but it did cause me to stop and ponder the things you find in the … (12 comments)

forestry: Graduation Weekend at the Nations Top Forestry School - May 21 2016 - 05/20/16 08:19 AM
Graduation Weekend at the Nations Top Forestry School, University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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forestry: Earth Week 2016, Investing, and Profiting from, Sustainable Forestry - 04/19/16 10:45 AM
Earth Week, Investing in, and Profiting from, Sustainable Forestry Many think that we do our best for the environment when we ignore it, stop cutting trees and use alternative building products and digital paper.
But that is seldom the case since an ignored and unprofitable garden generally gets plowed up and used for something else.
Everytime that we see periods when forest products are low, people start bulldozing their trees and planting subdivisions and cornfields.
Fortunately when forest products are profitable, a few of those fields get planted to trees, where they will eventually become a forest again.
I found this … (1 comments)

forestry: Beavers Know About Forestry Too... - 03/13/16 04:27 PM
Early Forestry Lesson from a Beaver
I was probably in sixth grade and checking my trapline along the lake at the south end of our farm when this lesson occurred.
I came along the shore and noticed that a couple of acres of huge Aspen trees had been toppled for no apparent reason.
And to top it off they had been chewed down, imagine the work that this must have taken.  I have chopped down a few trees with an axe and let me tell you it is a LOT of WORK!
The trees were not utilized, other than the chew marks from where they … (7 comments)

forestry: Ice Roads, Essential for Getting the Job Done in the Northwoods - 01/22/16 03:40 PM
Ice Roads, Essential for Getting the Job Done in the Northwoods
We are often asked, how do you get machinery into my remote property with equipment for logging and construction.
The answer is an age old technique used in the Northern States, we make an Ice Road.
We have been having a pretty good winter this year, which is great for people who have a lot of work to do in the Northwoods.
Cold weather can be a blessing for hard working Northerners who need to get into remote areas far from roads, such as loggers or carpenters who are working on remote cabins.
A deep … (8 comments)

forestry: Make it a Green Christmas This Year, Use a Real Tree! - 12/06/15 09:58 AM
Virtues of a Natural Christmas Tree, Enhancing the Environment
Nothing like the virtues of a natural tree, enhancing the environment for a few years while it grows. 
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forestry: Hygrading, Destroying More Forests Than Any Other Activity! - 09/22/15 04:37 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 while leaving all of … (12 comments)

forestry: Welcome Back 2015 UWSP Students - Wisconsin Forestry Hall of Fame - 08/29/15 01:49 PM
Welcome Back 2015 UWSP Students - Inspiration at the Wisconsin Forestry Hall of Fame
 
 
 
The Forestry Hall of Fame is a pleasant place to stop for a rest or a place to visit with a friend while traveling through the College of Natural Resources at UWSP.
 
 
 
  I like stopping by here to read a little about the movers and shakers of the past.  Over the years I have had the opportunity to benefit from the forests and companies that these great men have started and I am happy to see them honored here at such a fine College of Natural Resources.
 
 
 
  I … (1 comments)

forestry: Welcome Back UWSP Students 2015 - College of Natural Resources (CNR) - 08/28/15 08:43 PM
Welcome Back UWSP Students 2015 - The College of Natural Resources (CNR)
 
  The College of Natural resources was founded in 1970 and is a multi-disciplinary collage concentrating on all facets of natural resource management including Forestry, Wildlife, Waters and Soils and many sub disciplines that go with these.
UWSP CNR graduates of are well known throughout the United States and beyond as some of the finest managers of Forests and Natural Resources.
 
 
 
 
 
Even if you are not in one of these majors there are still plenty of reasons to take a shortcut through here.
    The terrarium     The alligator
    The … (6 comments)

forestry: Learning, Fun and Relationships in Wheeling WV - 06/21/15 12:53 PM
 
 
Learning, Fun and Relationships in Wheeling WV
It is nice to get out of the woods every once in a while and spend a little time with my competitors.
I always enjoy these get togethers, partly for the learning, partly for the atmosphere, but mostly for the camaraderie.
The Foresters at this level of professionalism, those in the Association of Consulting Foresters, are always a pleasure to spend time with.
We work hard to improve the profession at every turn by making sure that each of us is educated to be the best in our businesses, and to make sure that each of us demonstrates … (6 comments)

forestry: Graduation at Top Forestry School, University Wisconsin Stevens Point - 05/17/15 12:09 PM
Graduation Weekend at the Nations Top Forestry School, University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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forestry: Danger, Oak Wilt can kill your most valuable trees! - 05/03/15 03:35 PM
Spring and Summer Danger, Oak Wilt can kill your most valuable trees!
          Oak is one of the highest valued forests for reasons beyond the beauty it adds to Wisconsin woods.  Not only does it produce high-value lumber, which goes into fine furniture and trim, but it is an essential component of wildlife habitats, including that of deer and turkey. 
Unfortunately, oak regeneration is often difficult due to overgrazing by wildlife and a reluctance of landowners to create the openings in their forests required for oak seedlings to thrive. 
Growth in our Oak forest declines annually due to old … (12 comments)

forestry: Sauk County Wisconsin, History, Recreation, & Pioneer Forester - 04/05/15 04:32 PM
Sauk County Wisconsin, History, Recreation, and Wisconsin's Pioneer Forester
The beautiful sites in this county have attracted people for thousands of years.
From the original residents for whom it is named, to the loggers who floated logs and lumber down the Wisconsin River through the famous Wisconsin Dells. 
Then Aldo Leopold who wrote his Sand County Almanac here.  
People still flock to this area from around the world for the many beautiful sites including the Dells, State Parks, Wildlife Areas, and so much more. 

When Aldo Leopold wrote 'A Sand County Almanac' he was sitting on … (2 comments)

 
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