Marketing Forest Products

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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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Hunting for persimmons on our little 30-acre wood is something that I look forward to all year.
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Guest post by Anna D of Indiana
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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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Join the 2013 class of women forest landowners for a four-day workshop full of exciting educational programs and field trips related to the care and management of forestland. Women from across the Mid-Atlantic region who own, care for, or are interested in learning more about forestland are encouraged to attend. The workshop takes place from September 26-September 29.
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Some forest management practices may help prepare your woodlands to better cope with future weather extremes.
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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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Sat, Apr 29, 2017 - 8:30 am
until 4:30 pm
Women and our Woods is teaming up with Women of the Maine Outdoors to offer an action-packed workshop for women woodland owners and outdoor enthusiasts! Join us Saturday, April 29 at Pine Tree Camp in Rome, Maine for engaging, hands-on classes in a variety of forest-based topics.
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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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Sat, Jul 30, 2016 - 9:00 am
until 4:00 pm
Women and Our Woods Workshop for Women Woodland Owners

Hidden Valley Nature Center  131 Egypt Rd., Jefferson, ME 04348, July 30, 2016, 9:00-4:00

$45 ($40 for HVNC, Midcoast Conservancy, MOFGA, MFLT members), $25 Students    Scholarships available!!

Women and Our Woods

Empowering Maine’s women woodland owners to steward our forestlands
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The national and international wood products industry is demanding wood that is certified sustainable to meet the requests of consumers. Certification by an independent third party helps ensure the land is well managed.
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If you’re considering harvest timber, rest assured there are resources to help you understand your options.