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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)
Bark Beetles
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