Whether you are a forest manager, landowner or enjoyer of the outdoors, it can be intimidating to know your role in the management of our forests.
If you’ve ever walked in Vermont’s
woods, chances are that you’ve stumbled upon a “wolf tree.”
The 864-acre Hinesburg Town Forest is many things. It is a historically important property, one of
Vermont’s early town forests, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Some would argue that as a forester, it’s my job to manage trees. However, I think that the forest, the whole system, is a forester’s true responsibility.
If you’ve been walking through the woods this late summer, you’ve probably noticed acorns — in treetops, hanging from low branches, littering the ground.
I think that anyone who has lived in Hinesburg or Chittenden County for more than a couple of years can agree that things are changing.
It is difficult for many people to distinguish between sugar maple (Acer saccharum) and red maple (Acer rubrum).