18 results for 'stability'

  • Stability: Pewter and Enamel Corded Necklace

    …you search the word “stability” on Northern Woodlands' website, you'll see it's used to describe the notion of climax forests, the lasting qualities of wood, stream beds - even the artwork of Joe Wheelwright. There's a calmness and reassurance in its quality of balance. So too with this Danforth Pewter… Read More »

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    A Rugged Pair of Genes

    by Todd McLeish | Summer 2013
    …100 million years. This stability explains why today’s conifers look like fossil conifers dating to before the age of the dinosaurs. According to Jean Bousquet, a professor of forestry at the University of Laval in Quebec, conifers were the first plants to evolve after ferns, and fossil records of conifer… Read More »

  • Tricks of the Trade: The Perfect Splitting Block thumbnail

    Tricks of the Trade: The Perfect Splitting Block

    by Brett R. McLeod | Autumn 2014
    …you’re splitting for both stability and safety. {image2} Surface Angle: Do yourself a favor and set up two splitting blocks, one with a perfectly flat top and the second with the top cut at a 10- to 15-degree angle. Sooner or later, you’ll have a piece of firewood with an… Read More »

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    Chainsaw Body Positioning for Less Fatigue

    by Carl Demrow | Winter 2008
    …you cut to increase stability and reduce fatigue. When you are bending over while cutting, wedge your right elbow in between your thigh and stomach to better support the saw’s weight. When constructing an open-faced felling notch, lean your left shoulder against the tree, and keep your elbows in and… Read More »

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    Coppicing for Firewood

    by Brett R. McLeod | Winter 2013
    …and increases the tree’s stability. The ideal coppice stool should only be two to three inches above the ground, and should slope slightly to shed water. If you’re harvesting a previously coppiced stump, make the same angled cut just above the point at which the stool splits into multiple stems.… Read More »

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    Using a Crosscut Saw

    by Carl Demrow | Autumn 2009
    …tooth to provide more stability. Lance tooth patterns were used for cutting softwoods; perforated for cutting either hardwood or softwood. When well cared for, crosscut saws can still provide a quiet and efficient way of cutting wood, particularly bucking logs. While they don’t offer the bore cutting capability of a… Read More »

  • Woods Whys: Can Forests Prevent or Mitigate Floods? thumbnail

    Woods Whys: Can Forests Prevent or Mitigate Floods?

    by Michael Snyder | Summer 2012
    …and improve stream channel stability and water quality. There are limits to the flood-mitigating effects of forests. When soils are fully saturated, any additional rainfall will run off the land, whether it is forested or not. Thus, forests can reduce peak flows from storms of short duration and lower intensity.… Read More »

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    What is a Climax Forest?

    by Michael Snyder | Autumn 2006
    …a condition of relative stability. That is, the composition and structure of the forest don’t change much over long periods of time. But to others hearing the name, it’s like fingernails on a chalkboard. The best way to grasp the idea of the climax forest – and why some don’t… Read More »

  • The Laws of Nature Can’t Be Repealed thumbnail

    The Laws of Nature Can’t Be Repealed

    by David Deen | Winter 2011
    …column to achieve river stability (as rivers have done for millennia), and, despite initial added costs, sizing culverts and bridges to allow unrestricted flows at flood stage. When a river floods, it expands its floodplains, increases meander, and creates wider channels to absorb flow within the banks. This is nature’s… Read More »

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    Another View

    by Thom J. McEvoy | Summer 1994
    …to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the community. The community includes the soil, waters, fauna and flora, as well as the people.” We all have a responsibility to know the forest as best we can and to work together to ensure that it remains healthy while continuing to… Read More »

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    A Hard-Charging Spider Without a Web

    by Bill Amos | July 28th 2008
    …pair of legs provides stability while the first two pairs extend out in front. All is quiet. Then, faster than your eye can follow, the spider launches itself with a single prodigious leap, trailing behind a lifeline of silk anchored to the ground. Its furry body lands solidly on the… Read More »

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    The Man Who Freed a Giant

    by Dave Mance III | Winter 2012
    …an added measure of stability – they even had the eyebolts set – but it was late and they were anxious to be done and they didn’t. Isaac at the top of the ladder now – 40 feet high – feeling something subtle give. There was an electric silence –… Read More »

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    Wood Chips Keep School Warm

    by Hamilton E. Davis | Spring 2006
    …to worry about the stability of the chip supply. No shortages have appeared yet, but technical issues and the health of the forest products industry itself have become a concern to people like Maker. The key to the whole system is the wood chip itself. The chips come from two… Read More »

  • Lumber, Chips, and Sawdust: For Sawmills, There’s No Such Thing as Waste thumbnail

    Lumber, Chips, and Sawdust: For Sawmills, There’s No Such Thing as Waste

    by Stephen Long | Autumn 2006
    …show up. We need stability in our work force so we can stay consistent with our production and our costs. A big part of the reason to drive for more investment in automated equipment is so we don’t depend on a large labor force to get the product out.” Labor… Read More »

  • A Maple Bubble? How the Syrup Market Works, and What It All Might Mean thumbnail

    A Maple Bubble? How the Syrup Market Works, and What It All Might Mean

    by Dave Sherwood | Spring 2014
    …plenty of signs of stability, too. “The ability to make sap consistently and to compensate for what Mother Nature can’t always provide has made a huge difference,” says Farmer. If the price drops sharply, he says the producers that survive will be those – big or small – who built… Read More »

  • In Theory and in Practice: What Makes a Good Clearcut? thumbnail

    In Theory and in Practice: What Makes a Good Clearcut?

    by Mike Freeman | Winter 2013
    …linkages or forego genetic stability by managing everything.” The northeastern forests, then, have returned, towing with them a fractious array of opinions over proper management. For the time being, the practice of clearcutting will be hashed out in the heaven-hell swamps of democracy, which, despite our aggregate gripe otherwise, usually… Read More »

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    Paying for State Wildlife Conservation

    by Tovar Cerulli | Autumn 2013
    …term. “You don’t get stability,” explained Catherine Sparks, Assistant Director for Natural Resources at the Department of Environmental Management. “You don’t get the same buy-in to a program that you would by developing a core group of engaged staff.” Since 2000, the Division – not counting the Marine Fisheries Section… Read More »

  • The Cree and the Crown: Management Stories From North America’s Northern, Northern Woodlands thumbnail

    The Cree and the Crown: Management Stories From North America’s Northern, Northern Woodlands

    by Naomi Heindel | Winter 2012
    …better balance between economic stability and ecological integrity. Currently, the Cree and Quebec are deadlocked in negotiations. Ministry representatives in charge of promoting the new system explained that the main goal is to reduce the gap between the managed and the natural forest by mimicking the natural disturbance of wildfire.… Read More »