Forestry Tools – Terms for Forest Management

Forestry continues to be a hot topic for the Greenwood Project.  We regularly get questions concerning timber, timber value, and how to navigate through the forestry world.  We came across a list of terms specific to forestry and found it to be an excellent reference tool.  In the first of a multi part series, we have defined key terms used in forest management.  In the coming weeks we will be highlighting other terms related to forestry measurements and harvesting.  Follow us on facebook and find out when the next part is hot off the … [Read more...]

Conservation Buffers

What is a conservation buffer? A conservation buffer is a small strip of land in permanent vegetation that helps to control an environmental problem or concern.  They are typically less expensive to install than other practices which require more engineering and construction.  There are many different types of buffers such as a windbreak which we discussed in a previous article,  shelter belts, field borders,  alley cropping,  areas of shallow water,  living snow fences, contour grass strips, vegetative barriers, and riparian buffers.  Each … [Read more...]