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In Your Woods
Back To "Forestry 101"
Trees - Buying and Growing Tips
"The National Christmas Tree Association's web site is probably the best place to go if you would like to get into the business. They help you market you trees, help pick the tree best suited for your area, give advice on the care of your trees, and the list goes on."
Straw - The Money Making Mulch
An interview with Don McClain, the pine straw man...
Paulownia - Roots of Gold
Is paulownia just hype, or is the plant truly a "super tree"? Let me introduce you to Royal Paulownia or Empress Tree. You make up your own mind.
"Experts at Ohio State University indicate that cultivation of Shiitake is not difficult. You need to find an inoculum from a reputable supplier and they are easily found on the Internet." Grow shiitake....
a Forest For Firewood
Here are sites that assist you in managing and using the forest to promote and procure firewood.
Forest Product Income
"I want to preview some of these opportunities and give you a link or two to continue your quest for non-timber supplemental sources of income. This would include natural products found in the forest and methods of agroforestry that includes agriculture as a part of the forest condition."
Charcoal - A Small Business Opportunity
"An entrepreneur hoping to survive in the charcoal industry will require originality and very good and aggressive marketing. Many small companies have survived but most have not made it "big". They've found their potential in the niche charcoal market is by making natural hardwood "lump" charcoal."
Opportunities in Special Forest Products
Here is the USFS definitive work on aromatics, berries and fruits, charcoal, bark and pine straw, cones and seeds, syrup, mushrooms and more...
Management and the Forestry Influence
"Game management's roots go back to the early 20th Century. Forestry and forest management provided the primeval soup, a birthing medium, for what is now the science of wildlife management. Jay "Ding" Darling and Aldo Leopold probably furthered the cause of wildlife conservation more than anyone else. They were avid hunters but both have influenced the protection of wildlife more than anyone in the United States."
Trees - Grow Pot!
It has been suggested that one answer to deforestation is growing fields of Cannabis sativa - industrial strength hemp. Should you start a hemp farm?