December 24, 2018

This Christmas tree is obviously not your typical North Carolina Frazier fir, but it does remind me of all the greenery you see at Christmas:  trees, wreaths, and roping. This tree started as a log in our firewood pile behind the office. Lisa insisted on saving the log...

January 17, 2018

According to Bradley Fox, molasses is a byproduct of the sugar cane industry and sweet sorghum syrup is produced when juice extracted from sorghum cane is boiled down. Bradley should know as he is the Board Secretary of the National Sweet Sorghum Producers & Processers...

January 4, 2018

So what do foresters do on their day off? Well at least on this Saturday, foresters and other natural resource professionals gathered together at a Forest Stewards Guild meeting to look at creative and innovative forest management ideas. At this site in Granville Count...

March 10, 2017

The American chestnut tree once dominated our eastern forests. Over 100 years ago the chestnut blight essentially wiped the tree out. The American Chestnut Foundation and the Kerr Scott Army Corps of Engineers have teamed up in a research planting of potentially blight...

January 11, 2017

“The mountain is on fire!” the logger in the driveway told me and I knew I would have to take a break from editing my “Lost Sea Expedition” TV series. The fire had started in the 55 acre timber sale the logger was cutting on our property. First I called the Rusty Delli...

January 3, 2017

When we put the wood furnace in our office last December one of my goals was to get enough firewood cut before warm weather to get us through the next winter. That way the wood will have plenty of time to season/dry and there will be no problem keeping the office tempe...

December 8, 2016

Three trout caught from one run on a two nymph rig, with a prince nymph and a hare’s ear dropper.  I took a moment to look around and plan my next move. Overhead the sky was a blue you only see in the fall of the year. Large white cumulus clouds were scattered to the h...

July 29, 2016

There are many blessings we enjoy during summer time. All of the fresh garden vegetables; taking a swim on a hot day in the nearest pool, river, or lake; time spent at the beach are just a few.

This recent string of days with the temperatures in the mid 90’s brings up a...

July 15, 2016

We often get comments and questions about GIS, Geographical Information Systems, and GPS, Global Positioning Systems, and their use in surveying.  When surveying property lines in the forest a good sharp bush axe, a “gun”, and an experienced surveyor are much more impo...

The forestland owners we work with have many reasons for owning their land: hunting, hiking, camping, wildlife watching, retaining longtime family land, and more. One reason that may be dormant for years is economic return. Sooner or later most landowners will reap som...

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