Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Road Maintenance

We have been spending the majority of our time on the property cutting roads and planting fall food plots.  A little work goes a long way in improving the eye appeal of property and helps turkeys catch grasshoppers in the Bahia  grass.  


Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Second Thinning

This was the stand about to be thinned.  It had been thinned once and we had been using prescribed fire on this parcel for several years.

This is what it looked like after the thinning.  we hope to burn this parcel this summer to get all the benefits from the thin. 

The logger that thinned this stand is one of the best!  He takes pride in his work and you don't have to wonder if it is being done correctly.  Your property always looks better after a thin when  he leaves.

Here is a load being removed from the forest by the pullout truck.

This is a little forest in the making.

Trash Dumping

Back in late Spring we were informed by a friend that lives on this road where one tract of land we own is located.  He told us about the fresh dumping and where it was located.  My wife and I went to check on the property and saw several bags of garbage dumped on our property.  With this much garbage you know they will not have all there private information deleted so we proceeded to check it out.  In the garbage was their WIC receipt and their address was included on an envelope.  It was a young mom that lived outside the county and I am sure someone dumped it for her.  My wife and I picked all the garbage up and disposed of it.  We could have turned it over to authorities to handle the dumping but we chose to let it go.
Maybe they will do better in the future.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Tree Farm National Leadership Conference

The National Tree Farm Leadership Conference was held in Baltimore, Maryland, this past year.

Felicia spoke in one of the breakout sessions about getting women involved in forestry and forest management. 
Alabama was represented by six of our state committee members that shared with others about what we do and are doing in Alabama as we lead the way for Tree Farm owners in our state and nation.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Prescribed Burn 2020

We burned 75 acres about two weeks ago.  The weather was perfect and we were lucky to get the burn completed with all of the rain we have been having.  The lower part of the duff was damp and this protected the roots.  This was the first time this stand had been burned and there were places that lots of logging debris was on the ground.  This stand was thinned last year and was in need of fire going through the stand.
This was the results of the burn.
From a higher elevation you can see we had no problem with smoke.  It was a great day for a burn.  Smoke disbursement was great that day.
The debris pile in the foreground is to be burned as soon as conditions allow.