Knots and Bolts Archive

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    Northern Woodlands Receives Award for Bridge Building

    by Alan Parker | Spring 2005
    At its annual meeting in November, the New England Wildflower Society presented its 2004 Taylor Education Award to Northern Woodlands magazine. In making this presentation…

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    More Harm than Good

    by Northern Woodlands | Winter 2004
    Are you tempted by the advertisements that promote the availability of so-called “deer feed” at the store? Don’t be, wildlife biologists say: feeding wild white-tailed…

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    Center Receives First Gift of Land

    by Alan Parker | Winter 2004
    The Center for Woodlands Education has received its first-ever gift of land. In August, the family of Edward and Lilian Oresky donated to the Center…

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    Timber Workshop

    by Northern Woodlands | Winter 1994
    Selling Timber from Your Woodlands is the subject of a workshop that will be offered in January over Vermont Interactive Television. The workshop will be…

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    Leaping Specks Confound Scientists

    by Northern Woodlands | Winter 1994
    The National Enquirer could get some mileage out of snow fleas, if only it were entomologically inclined - and had a microscope. Not only are…

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    Wood to Gas to Power

    by Northern Woodlands | Winter 1994
    To the uninitiated, a process that heats biomass - wood chips, grass clippings, food wastes and the like - with hot sand to create a…

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    O Tannenbaum

    by Northern Woodlands | Winter 1994
    This Christmas, the national tree which brightens the west lawn of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., will be a 60-foot tall Vermont balsam fir.…

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    Catamount Questions Continue

    by Northern Woodlands | Winter 1994
    On the morning of April 2, Mark Walker saw three panthers walking single file on the snow near Lake Eligo in Craftsbury. Later, when scat…

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    Making Maples

    by Northern Woodlands | Autumn 1994
    Seed crops for many tree species were notably high this year, with sugar maple and red maple being particularly prodigious. This past spring saw a…

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    Smart Wood: A Program of the Rainforest Alliance

    by Northern Woodlands | Autumn 1994
    Does it seem far-fetched to think that a 2 X 4 with a stamp saying that it came from a well-managed forest could command a…

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    From Consensus to Controversy

    by Northern Woodlands | Autumn 1994
    National Forest land in New England has not been the scene of the pitched battles over timber sales which are commonplace in the west. When…

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    Current Use to be Funded at 59%

    by Northern Woodlands | Autumn 1994
    Current use is the generic term for taxation of land based on its forestry value rather than fair market value. States across New England have…

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    Growing Hardy Walnuts

    by Northern Woodlands | Autumn 1994
    Of all the trees that grow in the northeast, the black walnut is the most highly-prized by cabinetmakers. The trees are scarce enough that a…

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    Out of the Wood and Into the Ring

    by Virginia Barlow | Summer 1994
    Day in and day out, most loggers work alone in the woods with no chance to show off their skills. That's one reason why so…

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    Martens in the Mountains

    by Virginia Barlow | Summer 1994
    Have you seen any martens? Kimberly Royar would like to know. Royar, a wildlife biologist who works out of the Fish and Wildlife Department office…

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    Northern Forest Lands Council Wraps It Up

    by Virginia Barlow | Summer 1994
    The draft recommendations of the Northern Forest Lands Council released in March were regional in scope, covering 26 million acres in four states. Implementation will…

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    RABIES: A Spreading Scourge

    by Virginia Barlow | Summer 1994
    Officials from Fish and Wildlife departments have been preaching for years that wild animal lovers shouldn't adopt orphaned animals, but until recently it's been the…

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    It’s a Good Time to Work in Red Oak Stands

    by Virginia Barlow | Summer 1994
    Thinning and harvesting operations temporarily stress forest stands because the remaining trees have to adjust to changes, such as increased light levels and drying winds.…

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    Butternut SOS

    by Virginia Barlow | Summer 1994
    Keep an eye out for healthy butternut trees. Pessimism about the future of this species is spreading as a relatively new fungus continues to kill…

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    NESAF Leads the Way

    by Virginia Barlow | Summer 1994
    The New England Society of American Foresters (NESAF) showed that it is not afraid to go out on a limb when it became the first…