Timbering in the sanctuary might henceforth be considered a prudent, routine investment in stewardship. Kim Guertin, Green Mountain Audubon Center’s director, considered herself among the skeptics — until she and her colleagues discovered that at least a dozen migratory songbirds actually fared much better when they have access to low- to-mid-level perches, where small clearings punctuate the forest canopy.
Earlier this week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently appointed eight new members to the Forest Resource Coordinating Committee. The Committee provides advice on private forestry and USDA’s programs that assist landowners in managing their forests to protect, conserve and enhance the values they produce.
"Urban forestry" is strategically planting trees to offer protection to homes and crops. Many people don't connect trees and protection from the high winds. Urban forests offer a natural wind break effect that benefits property owners.
Residents of the Del Aire neighborhood, part of unincorporated LA County, have planted 27 fruit trees at Del Aire Park and 60 additional fruit trees in the surrounding neighborhood as part of a larger park renovation. This edible landscape is part of a growing trend to bring fruit trees to urban areas for a variety of community uses.
In December, NASF hosted a signing ceremony for the Chesapeake Bay Forest Restoration Strategy. Present at the signing ceremony were State Foresters Steve Koehn (MD), Monica Lear (DC), and Carl Garrison (VA), along with U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell and Chesapeake Bay Program Director Nick DiPasquale.
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