Monday, November 16, 2009
Addressing Logging Aesthetics
A free, one-time ForestConnect registration is required to receive notice of the connection details. Registration assures notice of the connection details, but "seating" is available first-come first served. Details on the webinar series, access to archived webinars, and registration information is available by clicking here. Webinars are live at noon and 7PM (eastern) the dates listed below.
November 18th: Timber Harvesting Aesthetics Part 1. Timber harvesting options to improve aesthetics. Presented by Andy Egan, Paul Smiths College.
December 16th: Timber Harvesting Aesthetics Part II. Perceptions of woodland owners and the general public about harvest aesthetics. Presented by Shorna Broussard Allred, Cornell University, and Shannon Rogers, Purdue University.
A great publication for professionals and landowners entitled "A Guide to Logging Aesthetics: Practical Tips for Loggers, Foresters, and Landowners" can be ordered for $7.00 per copy through the Natural Resource, Agricluture, and Engineering Service (NRAES). This publication was awarded a blue ribbon in the 1993 ASAE Educational Aids Competition. The publication addresses planning and conducting a timber harvest to minimize the disruptive effects of cutting and removing trees on a forest. Topics covered include concerns, solutions, truck roads, landings, skid trails, tree felling, administration and planning, and costs. Also included are fifty full-color photos. I highly recommend it if you are planning on conducting a timber harvest. To order publication click here.