Friday, October 3, 2014

What Could Go Wrong? Beware Dead Trees


Bark beetles killed this pine just this spring. My intention was to fell it against its lean, but the tree had another idea. I learned how quickly the fiber in dead pines deteriorates.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

WA 2014 Wildfires More Destructive than Ever; EQIP Money Available for Forest Owners

The News Tribune photo
Steve McConnell, WSU Extension forester in Spokane, has a Facebook page for eastern Washington forest owners. Steve shared this article about the destructiveness of our wildfires. NRCS offers financial assistance to landowners affected by fires.

Monday, September 29, 2014

What Could Go Wrong? Felling a side-leaning fir

It's not uncommon to fell a fir tree somewhere other than the direction of its lean. With a strong hinge, what could go wrong?

Monday, September 15, 2014

Native trees and shrubs available



If you're replanting after the fires to control erosion and rehabilitate your land, reserve your native plants.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Forest Fires Nearby



Wildfire's motto this season has been, "Start early and often."

Thursday, July 24, 2014

What Could Go Wrong? Felling a 95 foot Douglas fir tree with two tops



Sometimes precision timber felling doesn't go exactly as planned. If we take all the usual steps and precautions, what could go wrong?