The Old John Vinton Hill Farm

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The Old John Vinton Hill Farm

Peter and Julie Parker || Landowners and Tree Farmers || September 2017 The Old John Vinton Hill Farm: The Roots of History and Trees by Peter and Julie Parker There are models of forest balance in America that sustain both wildlife and human habitat. These models composed of trees we revere not only support employment

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Barkskins, and other ramblings

Kathleen Wanner || VT Woodlands || Summer 2017 My Summer Vacation Sound like a back-to-school essay from your grammar school days? As I was walking in the woods this morning with the dog and realizing that September is right around the corner, it struck me that this was the perfect article for our September newsletter.

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Working with a Consulting Forester

Kathleen Wanner || Landowner and Tree Farmer || December 2018 Growing up in suburbia, forester was not in my vocabulary. Climbing the few backyard trees in my neighborhood was as close as I got to the woods. Even living in the woods of Vermont for the last fifty years, it was not really until my

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Looks can be deceiving: Purple Loosestrife

Author: Elizabeth Spinney, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation   The warm afternoons and longer days of May and June bring along thoughts of summer, and summer flowers. If you’ve ever spent a late August afternoon along a lake with a reedy shoreline, you may have noticed the brilliant, beautiful purple flowers of this

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Getting the Wood Out

By Put Blodgett, President How to get heavy wood to the mill or processor?  This has taxed the ingenuity and strength of loggers since the days of the first settlers. In Colonial days, the King of England claimed the finest white pines for his navy’s masts, much to the frustration of the colonists.  They cut

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