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18-42-1915 John P. Brown Source:, John P. 1906. Practical Arboriculture, (p.456) The Henneberry Press, Chicago, 456 p. First Indaina Forestry Association.Check out the new newsletter posts available by visiting the Indiana Woodland Steward website. Stay current in the world of forestry and receive their free e-newsletter by subscribing at IWS Subscribe.

Highlights from the current Newsletter include:

  • Early Years of Indiana’s Forestry Movement – John P. Brown and The First Indiana Forestry Association – Part 1
    by Bill Hoover and Robert Mayer
    “Very few leaders in Indiana at the end of the 19th Century were concerned about the impact of “exploitative” harvesting of timber. A national forestry movement had been ongoing since at least …”
  • The Birders’ Dozen Profile 5: Yellow-breasted Chat
    By Dr. Jessica Outcalt, consulting bird biologist
    “Today’s bird is a unique one, and many people have no experience with it, unlike favorites like the Baltimore Oriole. Once considered a warbler in the family Parulidae…”
  • Coyotes ‘Make a Go of It’ in Indiana
    By Geriann Albers
    “Indiana has many connections to the coyote. Coyote bones and skull fragments were unearthed at historic Native American sites like Angel Mounds and Anderson Mounds. Their pelts show up …”
  • 2021 Outdoor Laboratory of the Year
    By Ken Day
    “The STEM Connection at Moore Road Farm in Indianapolis, Indiana was selected for the 2021 Outdoor Laboratory of the Year. The award was announced at the Tree Farm Breakfast at the Indiana Hardwood Lumberman’s Association convention …”
  • Foresters Honored with Statewide Award
    “Three foresters with exemplary careers were recognized with the John F. Datena Distinguished Forester Award at the recent Indiana Forestry & Woodland Owners Association annual conference…”
  • Woodland Owners Honored for their Stewardship
    “Four Indiana families were recently recognized with the 2022 Charles Deam Forest Stewardship award by the Indiana Forestry & Woodland Owners Association (IFWOA)…”
  • Ask the Steward
    By Dan Ernst
    “Question: What causes knots in lumber and why do some knots fall out?…”

The Indiana Woodland Steward Newsletter is a resource that’s full of a variety of valuable information to foresters, woodland owners, timber marketing specialists, woodland enthusiasts and wildlife 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.

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
Shrubs and Woody Vines of Indiana and the Midwest, The Education Store
Birdfeeder tips, The National Audubon Society
Birds and Residential Window Strikes: Tips for Prevention, The Education Store, Purdue Extension resource center
Breeding Birds and Forest Management: the Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment and the Central Hardwoods Region, The Education Store
Managing Woodlands for Birds Video, Purdue Extension-Forestry and Natural Resources YouTube Channel
Subscribe: Deer, Forest Management, ID That Tree, Woodland Management Moment, Invasive Species and many other topic videos playlists 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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