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All-Age Management, Demonstration Woodlot

Many forest owners value their forest for wildlife habitat, recreation, and aesthetics. Given accurate information, many want to manage their woodlot using sound silviculture but clear-cutting as a regeneration method may not be visually acceptable. While a profitable timber harvest is of interest, a visually pleasing residual stand may be more important. To meet this objective, Stand D1 of the SVAREC forests was selected to demonstrate All-Age Management using group selection silviculture and individual thinning of select trees to create four age classes.

Feb 23, 2015 ANR-132NP
Consider Logging Residue Needs for BMP Implementation When Harvesting Biomass for Energy

Utilization of woody biomass for energy has increased
substantially in Virginia. While there are a number of
definitions for biomass, woody biomass from forest harvesting
operations typically refers to logging residues
such as limbs, tops, and other unmerchantable material
that would otherwise be left behind on-site after the logging
operation is complete. Logging residues are typically
chipped and then transported to facilities where
they are used for fuel. Biomass harvesting in Virginia
most commonly occurs on integrated harvesting operations
where roundwood and biomass are harvested and
utilized at the same time in a single operation.

Aug 7, 2014 ANR-108NP
Design and Operation of a Solar-Heated Dry Kiln Dec 2, 2014 420-030 (ANR-121P)
Effectiveness of Temporary Stream Crossing Closure Techniques Forest Operations Research Highlights Aug 8, 2014 ANR-110NP
Investing in Sustainable Forestry; A Guide for Virginia’s Forest Landowners May 18, 2011 420-186
Lean Inventory Management in the Wood Products Industry: Examples and Applications Sep 28, 2010 420-148
Lean Thinking: Examples and Applications in the Wood Products Industry

Lean thinking is a process focused on increasing the value added to products and services and the reduction of waste. The term “lean,” coined by Womack during one of his visits to the Japanese carmaker Toyota in the early 1980s (Womack and Jones 2003), has become the universally accepted term for increasing value and reducing waste.

Nov 17, 2011 420-002
Marketing for Wood Products Companies May 1, 2009 420-145
Pensamiento Lean: Ejemplos y Aplicaciones en la Industria de Productos de Madera

Lean thinking is a process focused on increasing the value added to products and services and the reduction of waste. The term “lean,” coined by Womack during one of his visits to the Japanese carmaker Toyota in the early 1980s (Womack and Jones 2003), has become the universally accepted term for increasing value and reducing waste.

May 9, 2013 420-002S (ANR-17S)
Personal Selling for the Forest Products Industry May 1, 2009 420-146
TREE Cookies Etc. Fall 2007 Mar 15, 2013 ANR-59
TREE Cookies Etc. Fall 2008 Mar 15, 2013 ANR-60
TREE Cookies Etc. Spring 2010 Mar 15, 2013 ANR-61
TREE Cookies Etc. Winter 2011/12 Mar 18, 2013 ANR-62
TREE Cookies Etc. Winter 2012/13 Jan 22, 2013 ANR-33
TREE Cookies Etc. Winter 2015 Jan 13, 2015 ANR-139NP
Thining Hardwoods, Demonstration Woodlot

Most forest owners value their forest for wildlife habitat, recreation and aesthetics. Given accurate information, they may manage their woodlot to achieve these and other goals using sound silviculture. Thinning over-stocked woodlots is one silvicultural management tool. Thinning can modify spacing and diversity of species to meet desired goals which may include timber, wildlife, aesthetics and more. Thinning also improves woodlot vigor by removing over-mature, suppressed, defective or weakened trees. To meet theses objective, Stand D2 was selected for a thinning research & demonstration site.

Apr 24, 2015 ANR-133NP (ANR-149NP)
Wood Identification for Species Native to Virginia Sep 24, 2013 ANR-64P