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by Jarrett Caston, Forest Service Program Specialist
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by Jarrett Caston, US Forest Service Program Specialist

Ms. Rebecca Campbell is a woman in South Carolina who owns 36 acres of heirs’ property. Heirs’ property is land passed down without a will. Ms. Campbell didn’t know that she owned heirs’ property until after her mother’s death in 1998. In addition to Ms. Campbell, about 50 or more family members share ownership, as family heirs, with Ms. Campbell.
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Debbie Clay shares her experience of managing her newly acquired woodlands.

Thirty miles down Highway 40, in southern Virginia, the land rolls gently with endless rows of emerald green crops. Billboards proclaim:
“Peanuts – whole sale and retail! Tourists welcome!”
“We’re not nuts, but we sell ‘em”
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My favorite way of enjoying nature is with my son and his Boy Scout troop. Scouting is an active program that helps boys grow into men and teaches them outdoor skills.
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Forests along the Atlantic Flyway provides critical nesting and breeding habitat for countless warblers, thrushes, and other familiar feathered friends seeking a summer home.Learn how forest stewardship can enhance the health of our forests, local wood economies, and priority songbird populations.
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If you want to hear this bird sing, you need to maintain a unique forest habitat...young Jack pine trees.
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The premise of The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature is simple enough, but only a naturalist like David George Haskell could write this beautiful book. Poetic and scientific, The Forest Unseen is extraordinary.
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Forester and woodland owner Barrie Brusila of Mid-Maine Forestry in Warren, ME shares some of her lessons learned in a simple handout entitled "Timber Harvesting Do's and Don'ts."
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"Seeds: One Man’s Serendipitous Journey to Find the Trees That Inspired Famous American Writers from Faulkner to Kerouac, Welty to Wharton" is dedicated to Horan’s love for “all the trees that have provided the vital wood flesh for millions of magical books throughout the ages.” Horan’s journey collecting actual seeds from famous authors’ trees is an engaging travelogue, homage, and memoir.
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Eric Rutkow’s "American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation" focuses on trees, weaving a fascinating history of our nation through the foundation of our American relationship to trees. By seeing the historical lens of American formation through trees, Rutkow’s breadth includes a conservation, historical, and philosophical focus on trees as the foundation of our communities, laws, and civic virtues and vices. Rutkow writes, “How easy it is to forget that much of American history has been defined by trees.”
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Ginny and Allen Nipper and their family are landowners in southwest Arkansas, north, and central Louisiana. The Nipper’s primary goal is to increase the value of their land for their own profit (sentimentally or financially) and smoothly transition its management to their adult children one day.
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As the drought conditions worsen across Arkansas and other areas of the South, more and more trees seem to be changing color early.
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Fri, Mar 8, 2019 - 8:30 am
until 4:00 pm
This workshop will be hosted in Blakely, Georgia, which was heavily impacted by Hurricane Michael this past fall.
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Fri, Feb 8, 2019 - 8:30 am
until 4:00 pm
This Ladies for their Land workshop will focus on all things prescribe burning. Why it is important and the benefits, how to prescribe burn, what and when to burn, and other considerations for burning: wildlife impacts, longleaf pine, and long-term goals. 

Hosted in Cochran, Georgia this workshop will focus on everything prescribe burning (why to do it, things to consider, benefits, etc), and if weather works out planning to perform a live demonstration on site.
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Income Tax Deduction on Timber and Landscape Tree Loss from Casualty

Timber or landscape trees destroyed by the hurricane, fire, earthquake, ice, hail, tornado, and other storms are “casualty losses” that may allow the property owners to take a deduction on their federal income tax returns.
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High winds and saturated soils can result in damage to forest and yard trees. In terms of repairing the damage to your landscape, safety is of utmost importance. The first thing many people do is grab the chain saw.
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brought to you by the Virginia Forestry Association!
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Have you seen a box nailed to the side of a building, or on a post in a field, and wondered what it was for? Bats are friends from the forest. Little brown bats, big brown bats, and numerous other species flit about the evening sky, eating insects and playing a role in the forest ecosystem.