Managing a woodlot means looking back and moving forward. “Forest regeneration is messy,” says Brad Hutnik, Wisconsin DNR Silviculturist/Forest Ecologist. “It involves harvesting, and it may require prescribed burning. Foresters work with the stand they have right now, but they are really interested in the stand that they will be passing on to future generations.”
As winter begins to give way to the first hints of spring, there is still time to settle down with a good book that could inspire some upcoming 2023 property management projects. Here are a few reading suggestions from some experienced Wisconsin conservationists that you might find inspirational. You might even decide to tuck one of these titles into a pocket as you head outdoors.
According to the UW-Extension, apples are the most widely planted fruit tree in Wisconsin. Who wouldn’t like to step out the door and pick apples from their own trees?
Tom was a commercial pilot. “I was flying one day,” he remembers, “when another pilot was catching a ride and chatting with the captain. I heard the words New Glarus, hills, farm, and pretty, all in the same sentence.”
If you have conifers growing on your land, you should be aware of Heterobasidion Root Disease (HRD), formerly known as Annosum Root Rot. This fungus can kill your trees, and once it is established in the soil, there is no known way to get rid of it, according to DNR Forest Health Specialist Alex Feltmeyer.
BMAP formed an exciting new alliance with the Botanical Club of Wisconsin this summer. The result was a four-session outdoor Natural Communities of Southwestern Wisconsin class, the brainchild of Micah Kloppenburg, BMAP ecologist, and Kevin Doyle, DNR botanist and member of the Botanical Club of Wisconsin.
Like many people in the Midwest, I was cheered this summer to observe many more Monarch butterflies than I have seen in many years! It has been one of […]
The proposed Driftless Trail will take hikers through public and private lands into some gorgeous areas that are now inaccessible.
If you want to think global and act local in or near Iowa County, check out EcoARC for some great options.
Researching this story for Isthmus was discouraging . But if you have any ash trees or enjoy parks with a number of ashes, you need to know about this. The […]