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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Weather predicting methods used to forecast forest growth

Posted on: July 27th, 2018

American humorist Mark Twain is credited with saying, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” While that might be true, the ability to predict weather patterns has continued to improve to the point of providing researchers with similar methods that are now being used to forecast forest productivity. According to a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]