Andrews Community Forest Update

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Andrews Community Forest Update

Not much progress has been made over the last couple weeks at Andrews, due to wet weather and wet fall soils. The logger has been able to work a couple dry days and dry areas of the forest but probably will not be able to resume full-time work until the ground freezes in December or

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Managing for the Birds at the Catamount Community Forest

by Ethan Tapper, Chittenden County Forester We will be moving forward with some wildlife habitat management work in late December or early January at the Catamount Community Forest in Williston. This will consist of using a “brontosaurus” (a grinder head mounted on an excavator) to grind and fell trees in two areas of the CCF,

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Capitol Christmas Tree set up in Montpelier

The Capitol Christmas Tree this year comes from a property in Wallingford. Len Cadwallader co-owns the Brookvale property with his wife, Mary Ann Cadwallader. The tree farm has been in the family since Len Cadwallader’s grandparents purchased it in the 1930s. Read the full article here. Did you miss the tree coming into the capital?

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A Message from Kathleen

In a normal year, Thanksgiving would be all about desserts – pies, pumpkins, puddings – to satisfy everyone’s sweet or savory palate. It would be a day of earnest preparation for the 20+ people who would show up for a Thanksgiving Feast that would have my little house bulging at the seams. Thanksgiving is my

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Farm Credit East Releases Report Analyzing Economic Impact of Agriculture, Fishing and Forest Products in the Northeast

Enfield, Conn., November 9, 2020 – The agriculture, commercial fishing and forest products industries are key economic engines in the Northeast, according to an economic impact report recently released by Farm Credit East, the region’s largest agricultural lender. The report found that 75,657 farms and related businesses throughout the eight-state region of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New

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Science Annex construction and Workforce Development project at a glance

The Science Annex will be Vermont’s first “mass timber” building. Mass timber is an umbrella term for engineered wood products used in commercial construction. Glue-laminated timber, cross laminated timber, nail laminated timber, heavy timber decking, and other engineered and composite systems are being used to build office spaces, hockey rinks, university buildings and other large

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Vermont’s Lafoe Logging Named Northeast Region “Outstanding Logger”

By Christine McGowan, Forest Products Program Director at Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund   In every industry, there are individuals who set the bar. In Vermont’s forest products industry, two of those individuals are Brian Lafoe and his son-in-law, Stan Parker, owners of Lafoe Logging. Last year, Lafoe Logging was named “Northeast Region Outstanding Logger” by

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TRIBUTE TO PUTNAM “PUT” BLODGETT; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 139 (Senate – August 05, 2020)

Mr. LEAHY. Mr. President, Putnam ”Put” Blodgett’s lifetime of service to the Vermont forest industry deserves special recognition. Put personified the essence, values, and traditions of what makes Vermont special. Put’s family moved to a Bradford, VT, dairy farm during the height of the Great Depression. He attended Dartmouth College and returned home in 1953

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