Monthly Archives: October 2015

Timber markets

  I am attending the Forest InSight conference in Valdosta, Georgia. The picture is the hotel across from the venue. I don’t have one more interesting. It is interesting to me that they have so many palm trees here. The … Continue reading

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PINEMAP – southern pine and global warming

Global warming will create winners and losers. Among the losers are inhabitants of low islands. Southern pine forests look like winners, based on current climate models. I learned some details from Dr. Tim Martin, who had worked on PINEMAP, a … Continue reading

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Congaree too

The Congaree National Park is mostly swamp. They have a boardwalk that takes you across. W/o that, it would be nearly impassible. There are big bald cypress & water tupelo. Cypress have “knees” that stick up through the mud. The … Continue reading

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Congaree National Park

  Went to Congaree National Park in South Carolina. I wanted to see the world’s biggest loblolly pine and I did. The park was established in order to protect un-logged old growth timber. It is a wet land. The trees … Continue reading

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Why women get less

When I graduated with my MBA in 1984, some firms interviewed all of the women before the first man. One of my good female friends had a job offer the day before my first interview for the same job at … Continue reading

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Super-forcasting

I went to see Philip Tetlock at AEI last night. Tetlock built his reputation by assessing the actual ability of experts to predict complex political and societal trends. His research showed the experts were not much better, and sometimes not … Continue reading

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Sand hills and longleaf pines

Took a side trip up through the sand hills in South Carolina and up into North Carolina, mostly following old US 1. It is a truly delightful area with lots of big pines and hardwood mix. I started off in … Continue reading

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White Dog Cafe in Philadelphia

Went to the White Dog Cafe in Philadelphia. Food was good, especially an excellent mushroom soup. They make a big deal about being a farm to table place, with most of the food coming from the local area. As our … Continue reading

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University of Pennsylvania on Friday

I took the train to the University of Pennsylvania on Friday to talk to James McGann, who runs the Think Tanks& Civil Societies Program there. It was an interesting meeting. Besides talking with McGann, I got to talk to his … Continue reading

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Forest visit October 2015

 I took Mariza Matel down to the farms to show her around and have a look at the longleaf plantation. The longleaf are doing extraordinarily well. The one I am standing near is one of the bigger ones, but most … Continue reading

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