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The Benefits of a Working Forest

Posted on: April 20th, 2018

  Working Forest – Merriam-Webster defines a forest as: a dense growth of trees and underbrush covering a large tract … a biological community dominated by trees, other woody vegetation, and non-woody plants. Among other things, forests provide food, water, wood and fuel. They also serve as wildlife habitat and help regulate climate, floods, and […]

Balance Through Nature and Technology

Posted on: April 13th, 2018

TFA Free Event – State forestry associations, including the Texas Forestry Association (TFA) and the Louisiana Forestry Association (LFA), offer informative seminars and workshops throughout the year for forestland landowners. One upcoming event is TFA’s Sustainable Forest Initiative sponsored landowner workshop in Carthage for Harrison, Gregg and Panola Counties. The event is free, but registration […]

Tyler Brady Joins Bird & Crawford Team

Posted on: April 6th, 2018

Please join us in welcoming Tyler Brady as the newest member of the Bird & Crawford Forestry team. Tyler holds a bachelor of science degree in forestry and wildlife management from Stephen F. Austin State University. Arlington, Texas, is where he calls home, and where he graduated from the Fellowship Academy. He also reports spending childhood […]

Wishes for a Joyous Easter

Posted on: March 30th, 2018

Easter has long been celebrated as the rebirth of nature with Spring bringing new life to the forests and fields around us. During this beautiful time of renewal in nature, we wish for you a joyous Easter celebration of life in everything you do. Happy Easter Wishes From Everyone at Bird & Crawford Forestry

Advanced Ecology Ltd. honors Big Sister

Posted on: March 23rd, 2018

Advanced Ecology’s Hayley Cleveland was honored recently as “Big Sister of 2018” by the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma. Hayley and her “Little Sister,” Hope, were officially matched Jan. 30, 2017, and have been attached ever since their first outings together. “I was excited to meet her,” Hope said. “I love her to death. […]

Forests: More than just trees

Posted on: March 16th, 2018

There is more to forests than just the trees. Nearly half of all known wildlife species live in forests, including 80-percent of those dwelling on land. Forests are abundant with life. Bugs and worms replenish the soil with nutrients, bees spread pollen just as birds do seeds, and carnivores like wolves and big cats control […]

Forestland management: Programs that benefit everyone

Posted on: March 9th, 2018

Forestland Management – Properly maintained forestland benefits not only the landowner but also helps society in general.  Just a few of the benefits of proactive land management for landowners include increased land values, higher forest product yields, investment portfolio diversification, a history of outpacing inflation, and helping reduce the incidence and severity of wildfires.  Properly […]

Insect Management: Southern Pine Beetles and other pests

Posted on: March 2nd, 2018

Insect Management – Insects and pests in trees are common, but it’s rare when an infestation does permanent damage or kills trees. Insect populations cycle, they are higher some years than others. Also, insects will often follow environmental damage such as extreme heat, flooding, lightning, and wildfire. One of the more common insect problems in this […]

Chris Adams: Making the Next Career Move

Posted on: February 23rd, 2018

Bird & Crawford Forestry and Advanced Ecology extend best wishes and sincere appreciation to Chris Adams who has accepted a position with Texas Farm Credit in Nacogdoches. “We wish Chris the best in his new endeavor,” said CEO Mike Bird. “We appreciate the dedication, professionalism, and friendship Chris has brought to the company. I have […]

The Taxman Cometh

Posted on: February 16th, 2018

Be sure you are prepared ahead of time The Taxman Cometh… Prudent forestland ownership requires knowledge and management beyond planting, harvesting, environmental issues, and natural disaster risks. Knowing what steps to take in advance of tax filing season to meet IRS requirements, while minimizing your tax bill, is an essential element in reaching forestland management […]