Resources for College of Natural Resources and Environment
|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).
|Apr 30, 2020||2812-1028 (CNRE-96NP)|
|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)|
|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)|
|Exotic Invasive Plants||
Invasive exotic species are plants that are not native to a given area and have the ability to out-compete indigenous plant species. Invasive exotics are often brought into their non-native surroundings by humans with good intentions.
|Apr 29, 2020||420-320 (CNRE-105NP)|
|Sustaining America's Aquatic Biodiversity - Turtle Biodiversity and Conservation||
Turtles are freshwater, marine, and terrestrial vertebrates with a shell. There are about 300 living species worldwide in 12 families and about 89 genera. Of these, eight species are marine, 49 are land, and about 250 are freshwater to semiaquatic.
|Mar 19, 2020||420-529 (CNRE-89P)|
|Sustaining America's Aquatic Biodiversity - Freshwater Snail Biodiversity and Conservation||
Six hundred fifty different species of snails are widely distributed across the streams, rivers, and lakes of North America. There are unique species associated with every type of aquatic habitat from the Canadian Arctic to the Everglades of Florida.
|Nov 5, 2019||420-530 (CNRE-76P)|
|Whitethorne Agroforestry Research and Demonstration Site at Virginia Tech’s Kentland Farm||Jul 17, 2017||ANR-277|