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Update on Spring Plantings and Last Year’s Habitat Work

A site visit to the NY property revealed a rare problem, that is, too much rain.  Never thought I would be complaining about too much rain, but we have fields now that are waterlogged and plants suffering from lack of air.  There is a lot of yellowing in some fields and the neighbor's corn is

Using Fire to Improve Habitat and Regenerate Oak

Prescribed fire is the best tool foresters have to regenerate oak forests.  Periodic fire shaped the composition of the forest prior to fire exclusion over the last century.  We can see that oak-dominated forest is now being overtaken by more shade-tolerant species, most of which are of lesser value to wildlife and not as valuable