"It's as if, on your favorite sports team, you find out the star players are a bunch of 90-year-olds," says Nate Stephenson, a forest ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. While studies found that trees do indeed slow their rate of vertical growth, their mass actually increases at a continuous rate as they grow older and older.
National Arbor Day is the last Friday in April, but many states observe Arbor Day on different dates according to their best tree-planting times. This year Florida will have an Arbor Day tree-planting on January 25th, and community members are encouraged to join in a tree planting event nearby.
North Dakota State Forester Larry Kotchman received the “2013 Professional Award” from the North Dakota Association of Soil Conservation Districts at their 75th annual meeting held this month in Fargo. The Professional Award is given to an individual who has for many years contributed significantly to soil and water conservation accomplishments that have resulted in many benefits to the State of North Dakota.
Many owners shy away from thinking about how best to pass their forest on to the next generation. Poor estate planning–or no planning at all–can result in a tax bill that requires selling timber or forest land, which in turn can lead to subdivision and development.
Effective immediately, landowners in Maryland have new incentives to plant trees and better manage their forests. Maryland’s Forest Preservation Act of 2013, which requires that the State stay at or above its current tree canopy of 40%, assists citizens and local governments who work to increase tree cover on their property with more tools and tax benefits.
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