Acorn Observations

Our woods has four types of native oak trees. Red Oak, Black Oak, Bur Oak, and White Oak. All of these native oaks are large and have good crops of acorns most years. In new plantings I have added Chinkapin Oak, Swamp Oak, and various types of hybrid oaks. Per the literature the native oaks…

Stump Tour

After our timber sale it is interesting to see the stumps and which trees had rot and which trees were solid. The above stump was a large Bur Oak located low on a hillside. It was really growing out to the south toward sunshine and would fail at sometime in the future because of that…

Tree Sale Decision

In the fall of 2019 I worked with a private forester and decided to do a timber sale. With Brad the forester we walked all 30 acres and we agreed that a thinning of the forest was needed. The above picture was taken in the fall when leaves had been dropping. You can still see…