Saturday, January 30, 2016

Forest Ranger Finds That Trees Have Social Networks, Too

"Sometimes, pairs like this are so interconnected at the roots that when one tree dies, the other one dies, too."

 The New York Times:

German Forest Ranger Finds That Trees Have Social Networks, Too

Peter Wohlleben, a career ranger, has topped best-seller lists with "The Hidden Life of Trees," describing trees as social beings that communicate on the "Wood Wide Web."

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

NE WFFA Winter 2016 meeting in Colville WA

The focus this year is "Safeguarding Your Forestland". There is a terrific lineup of speakers.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

My Land Plan web based organizer for forest owners

Map your land and plan your activities online with this free tool from the American Forest Foundation.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Forest Owners Winter School 2015 Announcement

Family owners of private forestland in Washington will have the opportunity to learn how to keep their forests safe and healthy at the Forest Owners Winter School.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Log Home Construction Begins

We're excited to announce that we completed our goal of having a foundation for the mountain cabin by the time the snow flies.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Solar Power for the Log Home

We've had solar power on this property for many years. Now that we're done logging it's time to build a cabin that will use that energy.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Plyscrapers Are on the Rise

Skyscrapers built using wood are a hot topic lately. How do they compare to steel and concrete?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

AirBnB-Like Service for Land Owners and Users

This new company contacted me today. Is your tree farm a potential money-making venue? Completing their survey enables others to find your property when they need natural space, kind of like when travelers book spare rooms through

Monday, June 15, 2015

It's a Bird, It's a Limb

Alaska Airlines says it will fly a demonstration flight next year using 1,000 gallons of a biofuel made from wood waste in Northwest forests.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Question about the Upper Wenatchee Community Lands Plan

Have you completed the survey for the Upper Wenatchee Community Lands Plan? Do it by June 15, 2015.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Introduction to Forest Habitat Types workshop

June 16-18, 2015, the University of Idaho Extension will present a workshop about forest habitat types. Register by June 6.