Roscoe Blaisdell: Understanding the Forest

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Roscoe Blaisdell: Understanding the Forest

Roscoe Blaisdell is the owner of several thousand acres of forestland in New Hampshire and Vermont. Roscoe is a land surveyor who lives in Raymond, NH where the majority of his forest land is located. His Vermont acreage is in Ryegate, VT. The properties in both states have been enrolled in the Tree Farm Program

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Recreation & Conservation: David Sunshine and Carol Jordan

David Sunshine and Carol Jordan are the owners of approximately 180 acres in Richmond, VT. The property has been enrolled in the Tree Farm program since the 1970s. While privately owned, the property includes trails that are part of the Richmond Trail Committee, so the public enjoys the property as well. David and Carol purchased

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250th Anniversary of The Pine Tree Riot

Tom Thomson owner of the Thomson Family Tree Farm with grandson Jaden Thomson. Tom is holding a 24″ diameter cross-section of a White Pine Tree which in 1690 the King claimed were Mast Trees for his Royal Navy, then in 1722 a law was passed which claimed any White Pine Tree 12″ diameter (which Jaden

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Ernst Tree Farm: 50 Years and Counting

Jay and Ginger Maciejowski are the owners of Ernst Tree Farm in Athens, VT. The tree farm consists of 90-acres of woodland and pasture. The land has been managed by the family since the late 1930s and is nearing its 50th anniversary of being in the Vermont Tree Farm program. The beginnings of Ernst Tree

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Making a Case for Community-Scale Forestry

With a mindset of staying small, a sawmill in Fletcher sees wood products as the next “go local” movement. By Christine McGowan, Vermont Forest Industry Network Tucker Riggs, owner of Laughing Stock Farm (LSF) Forest Products in Fletcher, is busier than he’s ever been. As the pandemic and resulting supply chain issues more than doubled the price

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Connecting People to Place, Middlebury Grads Return to VT to Start Woodworking Business

By Christine McGowan, Vermont Forest Industry Network When three friends at Middlebury College couldn’t find the perfect gift for their boss, they decided to make something special. Nathaniel Klein, Jacob Freedman, and Alex Gemme wanted to thank their supervisor at the Middlebury Snow Bowl for helping them establish a scholarship program. “We had such a

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Identification and Treatment of Invasive Insects

Forest pests are accumulating in the United States at a rate of 2.5 new pests and pathogens a year – and once they are here, they can be hard to eradicate. According to the June 2021 update from the State of Vermont’s Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation, the state observed sightings of Emerald Ash

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“Through Tangents in Life”: Dan Healey

Dan Healey is a Vermont licensed consulting forester from Brattleboro. Dan works for Long View Forest where he is one of five consulting foresters in the company. Dan’s work mainly revolves around forest management on private forest land. For Dan, forestry was an interest that slowly grew into a passion. He said his involvement in

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