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Timber, Taxes and You

Posted on: December 7th, 2018

Are you paying more than your fair share of taxes on timber income? Do you have tax questions regarding your timberland? With only three weeks left in 2018, it’s not too early to ensure that plans and records are in place for the year’s end and that consideration is being given to goals for 2019. […]

Data continues to reinforce the value of a consulting forester

Posted on: November 30th, 2018

The value of having a forest management plan in place for your property can be measured in many ways, but research data continues to show that timber sales involving a consulting forester bring higher value to the landowner. Data from a 2015 study by Greg Conner of WoodsRun Consulting Forestry and Forest2Market’s Joe Clark on […]

Helping others so that everyone finishes the challenge

Posted on: November 23rd, 2018

Four of the toughest Bird and Crawford Forestry employees accepted the Tough Mudder Half challenge near Conroe recently. Little did they know the event would turn out to be the “Cold” and Tough Mudder Half challenge. Mark Bird, John Marksberry, Grayson Wylie, and Jered Rhodes completed the Tough Mudder Half, a five-mile challenge event that […]

A harvest of blessings, good health and good times

Posted on: November 16th, 2018

We wish you a very happy Thanksgiving with a harvest of blessings, good health and good times not only during the holiday season but the whole year through. Among the many things for which we are thankful is the opportunity to work with, and consider as our friends, the diverse group of people and organizations who share a common […]

Surrounded by Trees? Just Breathe a Little Easier!

Posted on: November 9th, 2018

Providing beauty, shade, balance in nature, forest products, investment value, and more are just a few of the reasons to appreciate trees. Another reason, one often overlooked, is how trees benefit our climate and our health. Free Tools The Arkansas Forestry Association called attention to the many benefits of trees this week highlighting a series […]

Forest thinning funds available through TFS via Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program

Posted on: November 2nd, 2018

Forest Thinning Funds – Applications for financial and technical assistance with forest thinning in order to reduce the threat of future southern pine beetle (SPB) infestations and outbreaks are being accepted by the Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS). The TFS first thin operations for eligible landowners in overly dense, pulpwood-sized pine stands in 21 East […]

Bird and Crawford Forestry named TFA Outstanding Member Communicator

Posted on: October 26th, 2018

The 104th annual meeting of the Texas Forestry Association (TFA) Oct. 17-19 at Moody Gardens in Galveston provided a full agenda of educational and informative presentations, entertainment, plus the association’s annual presentation of awards. During the awards ceremony, Bird and Crawford Forestry was named the TFA 2018 Outstanding Member Communicator. Linda Moon, TFA Communications Committee […]

Taking steps toward a healthy lifestyle

Posted on: October 19th, 2018

Two members of the Advanced Ecology / Bird and Crawford Forestry team were among 110 runners who competed in the Corkscrew Wine Run 2018 half-marathon Saturday, October 13. Forester / Wildlife Biologist John Marksberry finished the 13.1-mile event in 35th place overall and 6th in the male 20 to 29 age group with a time […]

Congratulations to the Poultry Festival Broiler Show participants

Posted on: October 12th, 2018

Bird and Crawford Forestry salutes the 75 Shelby County 4-H and FFA students who exhibited at this year’s East Texas Poultry Festival Broiler Show and Sale Saturday, October 6 in Center, Texas. A total of 46 pens made the sale where an all-time record was set netting more than $157,500 and a grand champion pen […]

Sound Forest Management and the Southern Pine Beetle

Posted on: October 5th, 2018

The southern pine beetle (SPB) is the most damaging threat to pine forests in the Eastern U.S., according to the USDA Forest Service. Damage by the pest impacts not only landowners and forest industry businesses, but also negatively affects our important ecological systems such as watersheds and wildlife habitat. Research in recent years by the […]