Monthly Archives: May 2018

James Madison

Went to a tree farm meeting in C-ville and took advantage of the place to visit James Madison’s house at Montpelier. Madison gets less respect and recognition than he merits. He was more than anybody else the father of our … Continue reading

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Timber Harvest – Brunswick County, May 14, 2018

Went down to the farms to see the harvest. We are thinning around 80 acres to 50 basal area (trees very far apart). We are also clearing 1/4 acre on every acre and clearing about four acres that were overstocked. … Continue reading

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Brodnax Fire

Science & experience tells me that everything will be okay, but I still worry about my trees. Convention from the hot fire gets all the way up the trees and singes the needles. I expect that lots of them will … Continue reading

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Virginia Forestry Summit 2018

At the Virginia Forestry Summit in Richmond. It is fun to hear what people have to say about forestry meet new friends and catch up with old ones. In-person events are important for that. In theory, you could learn more … Continue reading

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Burning under the loblolly

Virginia Department of Forestry (Adam Smith) did the first understory burn on the Brodnax place today. This was a growing season burn. The science tells us that this should kill the brush and encourage the growth of grass and forbs. … Continue reading

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Alex becomes an officer and a gentleman

Went to Alex’s commission ceremony today. Mariza Matel, Brendan Williams & Espen went too. Chrissy got to pin on his bars. Alex is going into signals, with the permutation that he will be part of a new cyber corp formed … Continue reading

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