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New businesses are positive signs for forest industry

Posted on: July 13th, 2018

  Photo reproduced by permission of RoyOMartin. All rights reserved. Anyone looking for economic signs of optimism regarding the East Texas and Louisiana forest industry need look no farther than recent news regarding two new timber-related businesses. Celebrating a May grand opening in Corrigan, Texas, the Corrigan OSB, L.L.C. plant created 165 direct jobs and […]

Forest management seminar scheduled

Posted on: July 6th, 2018

Branching Out, Texas Forestry Association’s Texas Forest Landowners Council seminar, is set for Friday, August 10, in Lufkin. The agenda includes topics that go beyond the normal scope of forest management and will include Pond Management, Soil Erosion, and the Effects Various Land Management Practices and Soil Health have on Water Quality, Growing Natives for […]

Happy Independence Day!

Posted on: June 29th, 2018

Independence Day is one of the important days in the history of any country. Join us on July 4th to remember those who have sacrificed and worked hard to ensure a better future for us all. We wish for everyone a fun-filled, safe holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and celebration of […]

Meet Madison Payne

Posted on: June 22nd, 2018

Join us in welcoming Madison Payne who is working as an intern this summer for Advanced Ecology and Bird & Crawford Forestry. Madison grew up in Nacogdoches where she graduated from Nacogdoches High School and was a member of the NHS Dragonette Drill Team. Madison just completed her freshman year at Texas Tech University. She […]

Black-eyed Susan: A Charming Flower by Any Name

Posted on: June 15th, 2018

Black-eyed Susan, the colorful, charming North American native flower, is perfectly at home planted in a flower garden or growing wild in a pasture. Rudbeckia hirta (scientific classification) has been associated with a number of common names including black-eyed Susan, brown-eyed Susan, brown betty, gloriosa daisy, golden Jerusalem, yellow daisy, and yellow ox-eye daisy. Bird […]

Tyler Zachry joins the Shreveport team

Posted on: June 8th, 2018

Meet Tyler Zachry, the newest team member at Bird & Crawford Forestry. Tyler is working on an extended internship program in our Shreveport office. He is a native of Minden, Louisiana, and a 2012 Minden High School graduate. Tyler earned a degree in forestry with a concentration in wildlife management at Louisiana Tech University where […]

Forestland recreation: good for everyone

Posted on: June 1st, 2018

Like the many other benefits of a working forest, cultural qualities like non-consumptive recreation — bird watching, hiking, biking, nature photography and more — help promote balance in nature. Every day, millions of people take advantage of opportunities for outdoor recreation on both public and private land. Designated protected areas of public land allow access […]

May we never forget that freedom is not free

Posted on: May 25th, 2018

“No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.” – Calvin Coolidge On Memorial Day, we remember and honor the ultimate sacrifice of those who died defending our nation and our freedom. We are forever grateful for their service, their courage, and their dedication. Warm wishes […]

Record demand questions future lumber sources

Posted on: May 18th, 2018

US softwood lumber made the wood products industry news this week with Tuesday’s release of a study by ForestEdge and Wood Resources International that demand will grow at an annual rate of 2.3 percent through 2030, outpacing the same report’s forecasted GDP. The study suggests the anticipated result would likely be increased investments in production […]

Benefits of a Working Forest: Quality Water

Posted on: May 11th, 2018

Forests are essential to maintaining quality water for all living things. They minimize soil erosion, and in the process, reduce sediment in ponds, lakes and streams while filtering pollutants. Rainfall in the forest is dispersed in many directions, performing many functions. First among the forest’s canopy before reaching the forest floor, then with the soil […]