Resources for Forestry
|Virginia Logger Safety Checklist Booklet||Feb 17, 2023||3108-1592 (CNRE-163NP)|
|Virginia Virtual Farm to Table: Shiitake Mushrooms||Jul 2, 2020||4H-913NP|
|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 6, 2023||420-002 (CNRE-33P)|
|Pensamiento Lean: Ejemplos y Aplicaciones en la Industria de Productos de Madera (Lean Thinking: Examples and Applications in the Wood Products Industry)||Nov 6, 2023||420-002S (CNRE-33S)|
|4H Forestry Tree Planting Project Book||Jan 8, 2019||420-025 (4H-823P)|
|Guide to Threatened and Endangered Species on Private Lands In Virginia||Sep 6, 2018||420-039|
|Tree Identification Contest #1||Jan 10, 2019||420-066|
|Grading Key - Tree Identification Contest #1||Jan 10, 2019||420-067|
|Trees In Your Backyard||May 1, 2009||420-070|
|Species for Christmas Tree Planting in Virginia||
Christmas tree production in Virginia has steadily increased over the last several years. Favorable climate, soils, and proximity to markets place Virginia growers in a highly desirable marketing situation.
|Nov 4, 2020||420-082|
|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 for your product and how that price is determined. The measurement of standing timber and logs may seem strange and complicated to you, and it is possible that you may be quoted dramatically different prices based upon differing estimates of the amount of timber you have and the units of measurement used. Methods of measuring timber and the units of measurement often differ between buyers, and, as a seller, you should have an understanding of these methods, the units of measurement, and an idea as to a reasonable price for your timber.
|Jul 13, 2020||420-085 (CNRE-103P)|
|Skidder Safety and Efficiency: A Discussion Leader's Guide||Mar 24, 2020||420-122 (BSE-288P)|
|Timber Theft in Virginia||
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.
|Sep 14, 2020||420-136 (CNRE-117NP)|
|Sustainable Forestry: A Guide for Virginia Forest Landowners||Feb 2, 2023||420-139 (CNRE-156P)|
|Managing Wildlife Damage: Beavers (Castor canadensis)||May 25, 2023||420-202 (CNRE-167P)|
|Coloring Christmas Trees Before Harvest||
As the Christmas tree industry develops in Virginia, the production of larger quantities of trees places growers in a more competitive environment. Under conditions of competition, it becomes necessary for growers to produce the highest quality trees possible in order to enjoy marketing success. There are many characteristics of Christmas trees which are widely considered to be quality factors, but the most important are shape, needle retention, straightness, and color.
|Sep 14, 2020||420-638(CNRE-118P)|
Species identification is difficult because the adult beetles of the various species are very similar, cylindrical and hard-shelled. Over 600 species in the sub-family. Adult beetles are between 1/8 and 1/3 inch long. Nearly all bark beetles are black or brown. Bark beetles are in the Order: Coleoptera, Family: Curculionidae, Sub Family: Scolytinae.
|Mar 19, 2020||444-216 (ENTO-353NP)|
|Powell River Project - How to Restore Forests on Surface-mined Land||
This publication describes procedures for re-establishing native forest trees on surface coal mine reclamation sites in southwestern Virginia and elsewhere in Appalachia.
|Jul 28, 2023||460-123 (CSES-211P)|
|Powell River Project - Establishing Groundcover for Forested Postmining Land Uses||Mar 15, 2018||460-124 (CSES-212P)|
|Powell River Project - Recovery of Native Plant Communities After Mining||
This publication describes plant communities occurring on mine sites that were reclaimed during different eras, and using different reclamation methods.
|Jul 28, 2023||460-140 (CSES-220P)|
|Powell River Project - Reforestation Guidelines for Unused Surface Mined Lands in the Eastern United States||
This publication describes procedures for converting reclaimed mined lands that are unmanaged into productive forest ecosystems with native trees as dominant vegetation.
|Jul 28, 2023||460-144 (CSES-221P)|
|Forests of Virginia: Importance, Composition, Ecology, Threats, and Management||Mar 4, 2016||465-315 (ANR-163P)|
|Broadband Internet to Promote Economic Development in Southside Virginia||Feb 28, 2019||AAEC-173NP|
|Welcome to the Woods! A Guide for New Virginia Woodland Owners||
We all depend on and benefit from the woods every day, whether we know it or not. The trees, shrubs, plants, animals, and soil that make up your woods provide you, your neighbors, and your region with a host of environmental, social, and economic benefits.
|Jul 20, 2023||ANR-136P (CNRE-173P)|
|The Role of Logging Business Owners in Forest Certification||Nov 9, 2018||ANR-51NP (CNRE-35NP)|
|Lean at Hardwood Lumber Inc.||Jun 27, 2022||ANR-226|
|Champion Big Trees of Virginia, 2019-2020 Update||Apr 8, 2020||CNRE-104NP|
|How to Sell Timber||Apr 27, 2020||CNRE-107NP|
|A Summary of Logging Business Responsibilities Related to Wage and Hour Rules and OSHA Regulations in Virginia||Dec 21, 2021||CNRE-135NP|
|Impact of Planting Treatments on Eastern White Pine Seedling Survival and Growth at the Matthews State Forest in Grayson County, Virginia||Dec 20, 2021||CNRE-137NP|
|Tree Seedling and Understory Plant Presence in Deer Exclosures on the Matthews State Forest||Feb 4, 2022||CNRE-138NP|
|Total Employment on Logging Operations Based on a Survey of Virginia Loggers||Jan 30, 2022||CNRE-140NP|
|Legacy Planning Stories||May 10, 2019||CNRE-50NP|
|Managing Wildlife Damage: Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)||Feb 3, 2023||CNRE-160P|
|Impact of Thinning Immature White Pine Stands on Growth and Timber Value in Grayson County Virginia||Jun 2, 2023||CNRE-170NP|
|Pest Alert: Spotted Lanternfly Identification and Reporting in Virginia||Jul 7, 2022||ENTO-265NP (ENTO-513NP)|
|What Virginians Need to Know About the 2022 Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Expansion||Jul 7, 2022||ENTO-319NP (ENTO-512NP)|
|Cryptomeria Scale on Christmas Trees||Mar 13, 2023||ENTO-551NP|
|Pest Alert: Asian Longhorned Beetle||Apr 17, 2023||ENTO-556NP|
|Recognizing Asian Longhorned Beetle in Virginia||Apr 25, 2023||ENTO-557NP|
|Mortality of Great Rhododendron (Rhododendron maximum) in Virginia||
Since 2015, Extension specialists from Virginia Tech (VT) have visited and collected plant and soil samples from several large areas of dying great rhododendron (Rhododendron maximum) in Virginia’s mountainous regions. In 2016 VT specialists met with Virginia Department of Forestry, US Forest Service personnel, and other experts to revisit some of these sites. No consistent cause of this mortality has yet been identified. It is possible that a variety of factors are stressing the rhododendrons in these areas to a point where opportunistic pathogens or insects can successfully attack and kill them. The following information summarizes our observations and diagnostic results from four separate great rhododendron mortality sites in Virginia. This information is not equivalent to a research study, which would also include samples taken from healthy great rhododendron for comparison; however, we are confident that we have ruled out two diseases that are frequently mentioned both online and anecdotally as a cause of this mortality, specifically Phytophthora root rot and Botryosphaeria dieback.
|Aug 21, 2019||SPES-151P|