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Posted on November 16th, 2022 in Forestry, Wildlife, Woodlands | No Comments »

Check out the new newsletter posts available by visiting the Indiana Woodland Steward website. Stay current in the world of forestry and wildlife by subscribing to their free e-newsletter at IWS Subscribe.Woodland steward site

Highlights from the current Newsletter include:

  • Pawpaws: Winding Road to Pawpaw Heaven
    By George Hale
    “I have always been interested in forestry and had pawpaw trees in the understudy of my forest. But my first real introduction to pawpaws came…”
  • The Birders’ Dozen Profile 4: Worm-eating Warbler
    Dr. Jessica Outcalt, consulting bird biologist
    “Welcome to the Birders’ Dozen! Over the next several issues, we are going to continue introducing the bird species from Forestry for the Birds. The Birders’ Dozen are forest birds that can benefit from…”
  • Assessing White-tailed Deer Browsing in Woodlands
    By R.D. Sample
    “It is likely no surprise to many Indiana woodland owners that white-tailed deer can cause problems. Research has shown that deer…” 
  • Tapping into Our Roots
    Tamara J. Benjamin and Eric Lee
    “Indiana has a long history of producing and consuming maple syrup. This natural sweetener was an important part of Native American culture and became revered by…” 
  • Basics of Maple Syrup Production – Indiana
    Dr. Gary Graham
    “Maple syrup productions often stirs memories of a simpler time in American where almost every landowner was making syrup or sugar cakes to use as their source of sweetener throughout the year. Or it may just stir your…” 
  • The Licensed Timber Buyer Law
    By Duane McCoy
    “In the early 1970s several bills had been proposed to limit timber theft in Indiana. One proposal would make it unlawful to cut any Black Walnut tree 24 inches or larger. Another bill would set a penalty…” 
  •  2021 Indiana Tree Farmer of the Year
    By Ken Day
    “Pence Revington of Mount Horeb, Wisconsin is the 2021 Indiana Tree Farmer of the Year. The tree farm is 50 acres and located in White County. Revington was selected because…” 
  • 2021 Indiana Logger of the Year
    By Ken Day
    “Werner Sawmill, Inc., Jasper, Indiana is the 2021 Indiana Logger of the Year. Tim and Luke Werner accepted the award at the Tree Farm Breakfast at the Indiana Hardwood Lumberman’s Association (IHLA) convention in Indianapolis, Indiana on February 8, 2022. Werner was selected for…” 
  • Mechanized Harvesters are the Future of Logging
    By Ray Moistner
    “In logger parlance, the “feller” refers to someone who cuts down the tree, and the “buncher” is the means by which multiple felled trees are dragged (“skidded”) out of the woods…”
  • Days Gone By Summer 2022
    Photos by Roy C. Brundage
    “Black locust logs read to square up (left) for end posts and the finished posts (right). Rutherford Post Mill in Madison, Indiana, circa 1936.”

The Indiana Woodland Steward Newsletter is a resource that’s full of a variety of valuable information to foresters, woodland owners, timber marketing specialists and any woodland enthusiasts. The Indiana Woodland Steward Institute is an entity made from 11 organizations within the state including Purdue UniversityIndiana DNR, and Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association, that works to promote best usage practices of Indiana’s woodland resources through their Woodland Steward publication.

Resources
Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment – Wildlife Responses to Timber Harvesting, The Education Store, Purdue Extension resource center
Forest Improvement Handbook, The Education Store
Invasive plants: impact on environment and people, The Education Store
Managing Your Woods for White-Tailed Deer, The Education Store
Electric Fences for Preventing Browse Damage by White-Tailed Deer, The Education Store
Subscribe: Deer, Forest Management, Invasive Species and many other videos, Purdue Extension-Forestry and Natural Resources YouTube Channel

Dan McGuckin, President
Indiana Woodland Steward

Dr. Brian MacGowan, Extension Wildlife Specialist
Department of Forestry & Natural Resources, Purdue University


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