|Characteristics of Common Western Virginia Trees||Dec 15, 2014||420-351 (ANR-118NP)|
|Dealing with Timber Theft||
Forestland can provide countless hours of recreational benefits as well as an important source of income. Many landowners take careful steps to ensure that their property is managed to maximize the benefits they receive. However, all of this work can be easily eradicated by one of Virginia’s most dreaded forest pests: timber thieves.
|Jan 21, 2015||420-136(AREC-107P)|
|Forest Landowner’s Guide To The Measurement Of Timber And Logs||
As a forest landowner interested in selling timber, you are naturally interested in the price you will receive
|Dec 15, 2014||420-085 (ANR-120P)|
|Guide to Threatened and Endangered Species on Private Lands In Virginia||Oct 5, 2010||420-039|
|Invasive Exotic Plant Species: Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)||
Autumn olive was introduced to the U.S. from Japan and China in 1830. It was originally planted for wildlife habitat, shelterbelts, and mine reclamation, but has escaped cultivation. It is dispersed most frequently by birds and other wildlife, which eat the berries.
|Dec 3, 2014||420-321 (ANR-123P)|
|Invasive Exotic Plant Species: Honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.)||Jan 20, 2015||420-323(ANR-124P)|
|Investing in Sustainable Forestry; A Guide for Virginia’s Forest Landowners||May 18, 2011||420-186|
|Measuring Site Index||
Site index (SI) is a measurement commonly used by foresters to describe the productivity of a site. Typically this measurement is used to describe sites growing well-stocked even-aged forests. Site index is the average height of the dominant1 and codominant2 trees on the site, at a given age (base age). Typically, the base age for hardwoods and white pine in Virginia is 50 years, while the base age for loblolly pine is 25 years. For example, a SI of 75, base age 50, means that the average height of the dominant and codominant trees on a site will be 75 feet when they are 50 years old (SI50=75). The higher the SI, the higher the site productivity (trees will grow faster than on a site with a lower SI).
|Dec 3, 2014||2812-1028 (ANR-125NP)|
|Shortleaf Pine: An Option for Virginia Landowners||May 1, 2009||420-165|
|Sustainable Forestry: A Guide for Virginia Forest Landowners||May 1, 2009||420-139|
|The Role of Logging Business Owners in Forest Certification||
Many forest products companies and landowners participate in forest certification programs. Forest certification programs set standards for sustainable forest management and verify that they are being met. Certification programs can demonstrate to consumers that certified forest products come from trees that were grown and harvested sustainably. Participants in certification programs commit to meeting sustainable forest management standards and are periodically audited by a third party to verify compliance.
|May 22, 2013||ANR-51NP|
|To Certify or Not? An Important Question for Virginia’s Family Forest Owners||
Family forest owners ask themselves many questions about their properties, such as if and when to cut timber, what types of wildlife to manage for, how to control exotic invasive species, and how to protect water quality. An increasingly common question that forest owners ask is whether they should certify their forests.
This publication can help forest owners determine if certification is an appropriate option. It defines certification, as well as its benefits and costs, and describes three common certification programs in Virginia. It also covers how family forest owners can begin the certification process, lists sources of additional information, and answers frequently asked questions.
|Sep 9, 2013||ANR-50P|
|Trees and Water||Jul 30, 2012||ANR-18NP|
|Virginia Master Naturalist, Basic Training Course, Forest Ecology and Management in Virginia||Mar 21, 2013||465-315 (ANR-43NP)|