Non-Timber Forest Products

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by Kate MacFarland, Assistant Agroforester

 
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Introduction

Shiitake mushrooms (Lentinula edodes) are grown around the globe. Their rich texture, smoky flavor, and nutritious components have made them the second most commonly cultivated edible mushroom in the world and captured our taste buds. Originally cultivated by the Japanese, the name shiitake is composed of shii, for the Japanese chinquapin (Castanopsis cuspidate), the species of choice for growing shiitake mushrooms in Japan, and take meaning mushroom.
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Watch this video to learn the difference between pines and other similar trees.
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Sat, Aug 27, 2016 - 9:00 am
until 4:00 pm
Where: Claremont Forest – at the intersection of 396th Dr SE and SE 53rd St, Snoqualmie, WA 

$25 per individual | $35 per couple | Student and Master Gardner discounts available
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Hunting for persimmons on our little 30-acre wood is something that I look forward to all year.
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It makes perfect sense to heat with wood. We harvest from within a 10-mile radius of our home. We remove wood from the national forest, from fire-suppressed choked stands full of dead standing and dead downed lodgepole pine. This is forest restoration at it’s most sustainable.
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Here's a collection of links from around the web. Many of these NTFP links include contact information for workshops or extension programs. Please add your relevant link recommendations in comments!

U. Maine Extension
- http://extension.umaine.edu/programs/natural-resources/non-timber-forest-products/
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We hope you enjoy this month’s articles about a number of Non-Timber Forest Products. Everyone defines NTFPs a little differently – some narrowly, some broadly – and each of our writers brings you her own perspective. We aren’t able to cover every product the forest produces, but please follow our links and network with your peers to teach and learn more.
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If you have several black walnut trees on your property you might consider collecting the nuts in the fall.
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Birch bark is used throughout the northern forests for crafts and materials. Learn more about its use and how to harvest birch bark in this great article from Julie Miedtke!
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This guest post by Ellen O'Donnell was first published in Forest Stewardship Quarterly. Her delightful prose broadly covers everything from fungi ecology and phenotypes to chemistry and helpful indicators.
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by Kate MacFarland, Assistant Agroforester

 
Article
Introduction

Shiitake mushrooms (Lentinula edodes) are grown around the globe. Their rich texture, smoky flavor, and nutritious components have made them the second most commonly cultivated edible mushroom in the world and captured our taste buds. Originally cultivated by the Japanese, the name shiitake is composed of shii, for the Japanese chinquapin (Castanopsis cuspidate), the species of choice for growing shiitake mushrooms in Japan, and take meaning mushroom.
Article
Watch this video to learn the difference between pines and other similar trees.
Event
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 - 9:00 am
until 4:00 pm
Where: Claremont Forest – at the intersection of 396th Dr SE and SE 53rd St, Snoqualmie, WA 

$25 per individual | $35 per couple | Student and Master Gardner discounts available
Article
Hunting for persimmons on our little 30-acre wood is something that I look forward to all year.
Article
It makes perfect sense to heat with wood. We harvest from within a 10-mile radius of our home. We remove wood from the national forest, from fire-suppressed choked stands full of dead standing and dead downed lodgepole pine. This is forest restoration at it’s most sustainable.