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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 […]

Timber theft affects everyone

Posted on: September 28th, 2018

Timber theft is a constant threat that affects timberland owners and the general public. The landowner receives the biggest impact because of the monetary loss and the additional cost associated with reforestation and clean-up, and many times for absentee landowners the theft remains undetected for several years driving costs even higher. According to an article […]

Advanced Ecology accepting resumes for biologist

Posted on: September 21st, 2018

An Advanced Ecology biologist examines an ecological restoration project Advanced Ecology, Ltd., an affiliate company of Bird & Crawford Forestry, is accepting resumes for an experienced wetland biologist/ecologist. The Advanced Ecology family of companies offers an expansive portfolio of resources with unique access to natural resource management that includes environmental consulting, mitigation banking and wildlife […]

Hunting season is just around the corner

Posted on: September 14th, 2018

One of the many services of Bird and Crawford Forestry is managing hunting leases for our clients located in Texas and Louisiana. For that, we maintain a recreational hunting lease website to connect with the hunters. Supervising hunting leases for landowners provides not only a financial return for the landowner but also the added benefit of […]

Firelanes should be part of every landowner’s management plan

Posted on: September 7th, 2018

“The establishment of firelanes along property boundaries is an important part of every landowner’s best management practices,” said Mark Brian, Senior Vice President and Forester at Bird & Crawford Forestry. Firelanes, or firebreaks as they sometimes are called, are a cleared path requiring regular maintenance to a minimum of 10-feet in width used to gain […]