CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!
JANUARY 2021 News Conference for Forest Owners
Produced by the Alabama Forest Owners' Association, Inc.
This Conference was recorded at 10:00 AM Central Time on
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 with a live audience. If you would like to be a
member of the audience on the next program, call (205) 624-2225 to register.
Hayes D. Brown
starting time: (00:00)
Hayes D. Brown, attorney and forest owner, will moderate this news
conference. Hayes' email address is
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Forester Search, a web resource developed
by the Alabama Forest Owners' Association with the support of the
Bradley/Murphy Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Trust.
a list of Consulting Foresters in your area.
Dr. Bart J. Wilson
Why We Hold Property: Ownership and the Human
Dr. Bart J. Wilson
is Professor of Economics and Law and the Donald P. Kennedy Endowed
Chair of Economics and Law at
Chapman University. He is also a senior
fellow at PERC, the Property
and Environment Research Center. In his book The Property Species,
available now from Oxford University Press, Wilson argues that property
is a natural human impulse, and he explores both the history of property
and what it means for humanity. He also suggests that "Humans have the
custom of property because it confers peace" to our volatile species.
To learn more:
Purchase The Property Species here.
A sneak peak: Why Do Humans Have Property?
Travel for a
Better Understanding of Forest Practices
Russell Hardee, Forest Manager
Clemson University's Experimental Forest, recently co-authored a
paper about Clemson's experience hosting forestry researchers from a German
university, and then leading a 2-week study experience to study German and
Swiss methods. When the German researchers visited a southern yellow pine
plantation, some discussions--especially about herbicides--became heated.
Only after returning the visit and seeing the environmental, cultural, and
market factors that influence their management choices did the American
group begin to understand the other perspective. Hardee feels we need more
of this exchange of perspectives from a first-person view. "It
is invaluable to talk with forestry professionals in these countries to
learn more about the reasons, the challenges, and the solutions that they
use in their forest-management activities. Much of the cultural aspect
other than what is known from textbooks is difficult to describe in words
and truly has to be experienced." The Clemson study abroad trip is open
to landowners and forestry professionals as well as students, and another
trip is in the works (summer 2022).
"Understanding the Other
Party" - Read the article here.
Forestry and Recreation in Germany & Switzerland Study Abroad Program
Phone: (919) 628-8079
Dr. David Clabo
Pine Poles--the Highest Valued Pine Trees in
David Clabo is Assistant
Professor of Silviculture Outreach with the University of Georgia (UGA)
Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources. In the Jan/Feb 2021
issue of Forest Landowners magazine, he writes, "Pine poles historically have been the
highest valued pine wood product in the Southeast. Pine poles
command 3.6 times the value of pulpwood." The article outlines what makes a
pine pole and summarizes the management decisions that go into growing a
high-value product like poles. Starting with good trees and following up
with sound management and
timely thinning are key to a good return. "If you are managing your
pine stand to grow high valued products and you think you may have some
trees that qualify as poles, then contact a professional forester, a pole
buyer, your state forester, or county agent for assistance. The economic
ramifications of not selling trees that qualify as poles can be significant.
Position: Growing Long, Tall Pine for Use As Pilings and Electrical and
Telephone Lines Can Be One of the Most Lucrative Uses of Forestland,
Forest Landowner, January/February 2021
Wood Pole Specifications and Dimensions
(available for purchase)
Further reading about thinning pine plantations
Phone: (229) 386-3672
Carbon Offset Programs For Landowners, Part 3: SilviaTerra
is co-founder and CEO of
a precision forestry company that has also entered the carbon offset market
with the intention of bringing in private landowners. One of the chief
differences between SilviaTerra and other carbon offset programs seems to be
the length of the term -- landowners agree to defer or delay harvesting for
one year, and can re-evaluate yearly.
article, reprinted from The Forestry Source on pages 4 and 5 of
AFOA's September 2020 newsletter, outlines the
SilviaTerra program in depth.
SilviaTerra's marketplace works.