Need info on tree farming
dstaples at livingston.net
Thu Dec 12 17:22:11 EST 1996
Mike O'Brien wrote:
> I have recently purchased 13.3 arcres of land containing mixed trees:
> mostly coniferous (cedar, various pines, hemlock, etc) with a few birches
> and poplars mixed in.
> I am looking for information on how to get as much firewood (energy) off of
> this land as possible without depleting the land. I need to know how long
> each of these tree species take to grow, how closely togther they can grow,
> how much enegy comes from each one, etc.
> So far I have only taken cedar dead fall out of the woods, but I would like
> to try and heat my house next year with the yield.
> Any pointers to web sites, news groups or books would be greatly
go to your local state or provence forest service office and request the same
assistance, if you want it professionally done, contact one of your local consulting
foresters to write up a plan, talk to you, or recommend someone in the state/province.
This acreage is a little small for a consultant, but, hey, some of us are hungry!
General forestry texts in your local library will be helpful, but I have no titles that
I can share without knowing your area.
there is a world of information out there, start with the governmental types and work
your way into personal competence. There is a joy in stewardship of the land.
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