On his left were a stone wall and a gate, the boundary of a woodlot
, beyond which lay an orchard, farther still, a mowing field, and last of all, a house.
Instead of only being able to see out the windows, I could see right through the walls, offering me great visibility of the woodlot
where my blind was set and the large alfalfa field adjacent to the woodlot
Caption: Reggie Wageman works on hauling logs from the woodlot
Henry Kernan first wrote in the Conservationist of managing his woodlot
Students in an entrepreneurship class harvested grapevines from edges of the new woodlot
We have three different planting areas for the trees such as dense planting, woodlot
planting and the evergreen planting.
It, along with other items Dad chose not to have in the house, was stored in a shed out in the woodlot
HOW TO MAXIMIZE THE BENEFITS you derive from your small woodlot
is the subject of The Woodlot
Homestead by Brett McLeod, who looks beyond timber and firewood to cover a multitude of other, often overlooked, benefits including livestock forage, fence posts, and raw materials for crafting.
out behind your garden, however, needs stewardship just as much as any other part of your homestead.
The book opens with a chapter on evaluating options for the woodlot
, followed by chapters on tools, animals and livestock on the woodlot
and silvopasturing, coppice forestry, building fences and barns, harvesting fruit, honey and syrup, and harvesting nuts, berries, and mushrooms.
The author cites Kareiva's optimism regarding the reshuffling of ecologies: "If you live to be 50," he is quoted as saying, "one out of two species you saw in your back woodlot
will have been swapped out for a different species--but the number of species would not have declined.
In a different submission, the Scottish Woodlot
Association this week made the economic case for forestry management to be completely devolved to Scotland.