Category Archives: Virginia forestry

Cutting among the longleaf

I had the option of staying home an watch TV of rioters robbing liquor stores, or do something useful on the farms. I spent the day on the farms, mostly cutting around longleaf on Brodnax, but also just enjoying the … Continue reading

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Spring walk

Wonderful spring day. I went for a long walk and listened to audio books, a good combination. I also got to observe changing nature and took some pictures. I have been thinking about lawns. We have too many “perfect” lawns … Continue reading

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Cutting around longleaf pine in Brodnax

Down on the farms cutting around the longleaf planted in 2016. They should soon be above the competition, but not yet. I would burn under them, but they are planted near loblolly that I cannot yet burn. So I cut. … Continue reading

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Brodnax in May 2020

Videos of Brodnax We burned on this place four separate times, clear cut 45 acres, thinned another 45 acres to 50 BA, planted longleaf and loblolly pine and are now managing part for oak regeneration.  It is probably our most … Continue reading

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Bottomland forest

no pictures Took part in this seminar on bottomland forests. I call it a success because I came away with two ideas I can use. First regards planting cherry bark oak. I didn’t even know what they were until today. … Continue reading

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Visit and videos of Freeman

I took a bunch of videos at the Freeman place. The link is here. Link to the Freeman videos.

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Visit to Diamond Grove Forest

I have been caring for this land for fifteen years now. I made a series of videos at various places around Diamond Grove. The videos are self explanatory. This is the link to they YouTube.

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Forest visits May 2020

Chrissy came along to our socially isolated farms, so I have pictures that are not selfies to give perspective to my trees. Rocket stage First is a longleaf from the generation planted 2016, which means it is going into its … Continue reading

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Memories of longleaf

I think most old people worry about losing their mental capacity.  I know I do (BTW, I have long since given up on that physical capacity worry). I seem to have a good memory for things that happened decades ago, … Continue reading

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Nothing urgent

I really did not have urgent work to do. I am kind of between projects. I planted all the seeds and trees I have. It will be useful for me to use my cutter to clean up brambles near my … Continue reading

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