Sustainable Forest Management

“A young man,” the saying goes, “plants turnips.  An old man plants trees.” As I get on in my years (I’m pushing 60), the idea of leaving behind a legacy becomes more important. Few legacies last longer and affect more people than trees. If you are lucky enough to have a woodlot, you probably have […]

Portable Sawmills and the Environment

As the manager of a family tree farm in southwest Missouri, I find it ironic that the tools I use to improve the health and diversity of our forested land are the very ones that, to many people, symbolize the destruction of forests worldwide. In fact, I have been on the receiving end of many […]