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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nature’s Beauty often followed by economic and safety issues

Posted on: January 19th, 2018

Sleet, snow, and ice … Sub-freezing temperatures create magnificent visual beauty in nature as they did this week in East Texas and Louisiana. The artistic snapshots are a picturesque part of nature’s biological balance and wildlife habitat maintenance and can result in economic losses, forest management problems, and safety concerns. When the beauty thaws, the […]

Jered Rhodes – From intern to team member

Posted on: January 5th, 2018

Bird & Crawford Forestry welcomes Jered Rhodes on his return. Jered served as a summer intern prior to his last semester at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches where he graduated in December with a bachelor of science degree in forestry and wildlife management.  During his internship, the Weatherford, Texas, native expressed a desire […]

Boundary Lines

Posted on: November 13th, 2017

Effective legal steps to help deter trespassers Forestlands are often a significant portion of a landowner’s assets, but any tract of land is only as valuable as the boundaries that define it. As the old saying states, “Good fences make good neighbors,” the same is true for established and well-maintained forestland boundary lines. Painting and […]