Monthly Archives: October 2018

October forest visit

Took advantage of the beautiful last day of October to do some work on the farms. We will be burning soon in Freeman, weather depending. I wanted to get some of the slash away from the trees. There are not … Continue reading

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New books on the forgotten Americans & the dignity of work

It is time for moderates to take back America from the hysterics and the screamers. We should judge policies by their usefulness, not by who advocates for them. I have seen studies showing that the same policies will be judged … Continue reading

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First FHS board meeting

Did my first Forest History Society board meeting. It was very interesting and I think the FHS does very worthy work. Everybody was very nice to me and my fellow board members are great people – smart and committed. My … Continue reading

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Forest History Society Durham, NC

I am down in Durham to join the board of directors of the Forest History Society. I went for the orientation today and we visited the future society headquarters. The Forest History Society has an extensive collection of books and … Continue reading

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Longleaf growing well

Chrissy came with me to the farms today so she could take pictures of me with my trees to give perspective of size. First two pictures are my longleaf pine in Freeman, planted in 2012. We (DoF Adam Smith) burned … Continue reading

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Thoughts on sustainable forestry

I attended the Sustainable Forestry Initiative meeting in Charlottesville today.  My part consisted of a few short comments about tree farm, and I do not going to talk about that or report on the meeting itself, but listening to the … Continue reading

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The new dynamics of global energy and climate: A conversation with Exelon CEO Chris Crane

America was plunged into an energy crisis soon after I graduated from HS, so besides drinking way too much beer as a freshman at University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, I was occupied with forestry and energy. I try to go … Continue reading

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Story of English

Chrissy & I went down to Smithsonian to unlock the wordhoard in a day-long program by Professor Anne Curzan, a linguist from University of Michigan. The real title was English Words: Etymologies and Curiosities. I just liked “wordhoard”. It is … Continue reading

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Longleaf Pine Cooperators in Virginia

The Longleaf Cooperators is an informal group of people and organizations interested in restoring the longleaf pine ecology to Virginia. I went down to the Garland Gray Virginia nursery. More on that below. I stopped at the Freeman place on … Continue reading

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Forest Stewardship Plan for John Matel and Christine Johnson, Brodnax Tract

Forest Stewardship Plan for John Matel and Christine Johnson, Brodnax Tract Introduction This Forest Stewardship Management Plan covers the examination of approximately 135 acres of forestland in Brunswick Country, near Brodnax, Virginia. The tract map is included. The tract is … Continue reading

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