North Quabbin Forestry

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Archive for December, 2010

Crop Tree Management

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Crop Tree Management and a Timber Marking Guide Crop Tree Management focuses on promoting the growth of the more desirable trees by thinning around them. Crop trees can be timber crop trees, wildlife crop trees, and crop trees noted for their scenic beauty. Since many landowners find traditional even-aged forest management too severe and always […]

Forest Stewardship Program – Free Forest Stewardship Plans!

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation is offering subsidies for landowners to enroll in the Forest Stewardship Program. You can print out this application: and mail it to the Pittsfield address if you’re interested in enrolling. More information on the program is here:    The Forest Stewardship Program is an educational program for […]

Forest Biomass Markets Promote Great Forestry

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

In Massachusetts, we are blessed with 3.1 million acres of forest land that covers about 62% of the state. Forest lands provide us with many benefits: clean air, clean water, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, and as a source of forest products. Forestry is the science of managing forests for human benefit and good forestry will […]

The North Quabbin Eco-Forestry System for Sustainable Forestry

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Landowners can increase their forest and property values by using the North Quabbin Eco-Forestry System for Sustainable Forestry.                                                                                                                           The responsibility of the practicing forester is to the landowner and to the forest ecosystem.  After the landowners identify their goals, the forester develops a Forest Management Plan to accomplish those goals while protecting forest values. The trees you […]