Loss of Undeveloped Woodland in VT

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Loss of Undeveloped Woodland in VT

New Report Highlights Loss of Undeveloped Woodland in VT A new report by the Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) highlights the increasing loss of undeveloped woodland tracts in Vermont through parcelization, the breaking up of land into smaller and smaller parcels. The phenomenon of parcelization, which usually occurs through subdivision, is gaining momentum, and subsequent

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Book Review: Identifying Ferns the Easy Way

Lynn Levine. Identifying Ferns the Easy Way: A Pocket Guide to Common Ferns of the Northeast. Abington,Va: Heartwood Press, 2019. 24 Pp. $10.95. How many times have you walked in your woods and, seeing a fern, thought: “I wish I knew what that fern is called.”  Now author Lynn Levine and illustrator Briony Morrow-Cribs have

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Forest Stand Improvement

Forest Stand Improvement Using Pre-Commercial Treatments Introduction Forest stand improvement refers to pre-commercial treatments designed to improve the species mix, stem quality and rate of growth of young forests. When these treatments are focused only on improving future timber quality, they are sometimes called timber stand improvement (or t.s.i.). When forests establish naturally on abandoned

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Establishing Red Oak

Patrick Bartlett || Consulting Forester ESTABLISHING RED OAK TREES ON YOUR PROPERTY By Patrick Bartlett, Forestry & Wildlife Habitat Consultant Getting red oak regeneration to survive and become a tree is frustrating to say the least, foresters and wildlife managers know this all too well. I have been planting red oaks for 30 years and

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Water Wise Woodlands

Do you wonder what you can do for your woods to protect water quality and mitigate flooding? Vermont Woodlands worked in partnership with the Central VT Regional Planning Commission, Friends of the Winooski, and Conservation Commissions in Cabot, Plainfield, and Marshfield to develop tools and resources designed to help landowners in the upper Winooski Watershed

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A Charitable Idea and Tax Savings

A Charitable Idea and Tax Savings Like many other VWA members, I turned 70 ½ in 2018 and was faced with my first annual mandatory Individual Retirement Account (IRA) distribution. And as 2018 draws to a close, I first must determine if I will itemize or not when deciding on charitable donations in 2018. Fortunately,

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Care and Maintenance of Wild Apple Trees in Vermont

  The Care and Maintenance of Wild Apple Trees in Vermont In 1900, Vermont was about 75% open farm land and only about 25% forest. Since then, the percentages have reversed and Vermont is now about 75% forest land. During that transition period, thousands of acres of open farm land reverted, through a process known

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Forest Sector Systems Analysis: Exploring New Market Opportunities Across Value Chains

Exploring New Market Opportunities Across Value Chains: The Working Lands Enterprise Board contracted with Yellow Wood Associates to undertake a sector-wide systems analysis. The Board wanted to improve its understanding of the challenges and opportunities within the sector in order to inform its strategic investments through annual grant making. It has been the blueprint for

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Working Lands Enterprise Initiative – Report for 2017 Grants

The Working Lands Enterprise Board provides grants to working lands businesses that rely on our natural resources. The Annual Report for 2017 features the grant recipients and the exciting business projects that have been implemented around the state. Read the full report. Kathleen Wanner, Vermont Woodlands Executive Director, has served on the Working Lands Board

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