Monthly Archives: December 2016

Forestry Book of Days

January 11 – 1887 –  Aldo Leopold is born on this day in 1887.  Considered by many to be the father of wildlife ecology and the United States’ wilderness system, Aldo Leopold was a conservationist, forester, philosopher, educator, writer, and … Continue reading

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Material driven expression in timber

The National Building Museum is sponsoring a series of lectures by architects and engineers doing innovative building with wood, specifically with cross laminated timber (CLT).  This goes with their Timber City exhibit showing wood as the once and future building … Continue reading

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Virginia Urban Forestry Roundtable, December 8, 2016

I attended the Northern Virginia Urban Forestry’s Roundtable on “Home Owner’s Associations: Strategies to Increase Tree Canopy” at NOVA’s Loudoun County campus.   An urban forest may seem an oxymoron, but as urban areas expand and urban style living creeps into … Continue reading

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Lobbying (Again)

Went up to Capitol Hill to meet with staffers for Virginia’s Senators and Members of Congress.  We met Republicans and Democrats, all of whom were broadly supportive of tree farming and the principles of sustainable forestry.  It is an easy … Continue reading

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Lobbying – American Forest Foundation Fly-in

See note on day 2 Went to the prep sessions for the American Forest Foundation “Fly-In,” where small forest owners like me come from around the U.S. to lobby our Federal representatives. Tomorrow, I have appointments with staffers from Barbara … Continue reading

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You didn’t build that – the logic of vines

“You didn’t build that” is a accusation sometimes made against the successful and it is correct as far as it goes, which is not too far. But I was thinking about successful strategies in general when I was attacking vines … Continue reading

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