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Forestry & Conservation Blog Archive

Planning Your Tree Planting

By Dave Duell / October 26, 2021 /

If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. It is human nature to be lazy. Do not make this common mistake before investing time, money, resources, and sweat equity into your tree planting project. Consider this simple seven step process for planning your tree planting: Site conditions Nursery selection Type of planting stock…

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Conservation Ideas and Strategies on Small Properties

Woodland & Wildlife Management | Practicing Conservation on Small Properties in Ohio

By Dave Duell / October 1, 2021 /

We had enough with the status quo! The spring of 2020 brought change to the landscaping around the front border of our house. The traditional landscaping needed to go—haustas, Japanese maple, juniper, etc. Our mission was to create pollinator habitat. This proved to be a bit of a challenge, but we were able to establish…

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Are you thinking about selling timber?

By Dave Duell / September 15, 2021 /

Are you thinking about selling timber? Take time and consider the following before selling your timber. Consider taking your time. Consider establishing a woodland stewardship plan. Consider calling a Ohio Division of Natural Resources (ODNR) service forester. Consider calling a consulting forester. High standing timber prices peak interest in buying and selling timber. In fact,…

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Crucible Moments: Thriving in Times of Crisis

By Dave Duell / July 7, 2021 /

Brandon Burlsworth was arguably the best college football walk-on to ever play the game. In high school, many thought his athletic skills were laughable. His dreams of becoming an Arkansas Razorback were a pipe dream to the naysayers. Yet, to Burlsworth it was a reality soon to be realized. Burlsworth, a skilled visionary, discerned tremendous…

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Fall Mushroom Hunting in Pennsylvania | John Royer, Leatherwood Outdoors

By Dave Duell / September 10, 2018 /

The vibrant colors of fall are a clarion call of sorts to the cool, crisp mornings and many outdoor adventures. As this time of year approaches, many outdoorsman look forward to sitting in their archery stand with hopes of encountering a Booner and watching all the wildlife prepping for winter. But, there is something else…

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