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Resources

The Tree Farm Committee has been meeting regularly since December 2012 and is working diligently to keep the program growing and strong throughout the state. Our strategic planning process began in earnest in April 2013 and is a work in progress. We post it here for your review and welcome your comments and your participation. If you would like to join the Tree Farm committee, you'd be most welcome.

RESOURCES REFERRED TO ON THIS WEBSITE:

American Tree Farm System Website

ATFS Certification and Inspection Tracking System Website

ATFS 004 Form/Tree Farm Inspection Record Editable PDF

ATFS Directions for Completing the 004/Tree Farm Inspection Record (PDF)

American Forest Foundation's 2015­2020 Standards of Sustainability (PDF)

American Forest Foundation (AFF) Standards for Certification

American Tree Farm System Management Plan Addendum (PDF)

Forest Stewardship Council Website

Sustainable Forestry Initiative Website

Vermont Tree Farm Inspector-Foresters- 2017(PDF)

Vermont Tree Farm Committee Calendar of Events (PDF)

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:
The Vermont Woodlands Association invites you to learn about its programs that provide information on forestry-related topics, including our Woodland Retreat and Walk in the Woods.

MORE RESOURCES TO ASSIST IN YOUR TREE FARM AND STEWARDSHIP EDUCATION:

American Tree Farm Program DVD

This great DVD gives an in-depth look at the Tree Farm Program through wonderful photos and interviews with Tree Farmers across America. We Grow Stewardship from the Roots (7:18 long)

Got woods? Visit MyLandPlan.org, AFF's resource for woodland owners, by woodland owners, designed to help you protect and enjoy your woods.

Forests in the Farm Bill Progress Report: 2013 Updated Edition


BOOKS:

Appalachian Mountain Club, Complete Guide to Trail Building and Maintenance, 4th Edition

Association Futaie Irreguliere, Management of Irregular Forests (English edition- 2011), usually available through the SAF Online Book Store.


Beattie, Thompson, and Levine: Working with your Woodland, latest edition, University Press of New England. A forest landowner’s guide.

Degraaf, Yamasaki, Leak, and Lester, Landowner’s Guide to Wildlife Habitat- Forest Management for the New England Region, University Press of New England, 2005

Dobbs and Ober: The Northern Forest, Chelsea Green Publishing Co. Commentary on our Northern Forest, and understanding the working forest concept.

Evans, Trevor, Forest Trees of Vermont, Forestry Press, 2nd Edition

Foster and Aber: Forests in Time, Yale University Press. Environmental consequences of 1000 years of change in New England.

Heinrich: Trees in My Forest, Harper Collins. The hidden life of a forest.

Johnson: Good Woodcutters Guide, Chelsea Green Publishing Co. Chainsaws, portable mills, and woodlots.

Leopold, Aldo, A Sand County Almanac, Oxford University Press. Latest printing

Long, Steve. More Than A Woodlot: Getting the Most from your Family Forest. Northern Woodlands, 2012. http://www.northernwoodlands.org/programs/morethanawoodlot

Long, Stephen, Thirty-Eight- The Hurricane That Transformed New England, Yale University Press, 2016

McLeod, Brett, The Woodland Homestead- How to Make Your Land More Productive, Storey Publishing, 2015

McEvoy, Thom J. Planning Family Forests, Forestry Press. 2013

McEvoy: Positive Impact Forestry, Island Press. A sustainable approach to managing woodlands.

McEvoy, Thom J. Owning and Managing Forests, A guide to legal, financial, and practical matters: Island Press, 2005.

McEvoy, Thom J. Introduction to Forest Ecology and Silviculture, Second Edition: Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES) Cooperative Extension, 2000.

McKibben, Bill. Wandering Home: Crown Journeys, 2005.

McKibben, Bill. The End of Nature: Penguin Group, 1990.

Northern Woodlands. The Place You Call Home: A Guide to Caring for Your Land in Vermont. This "owner’s manuals” is for landowners in the greater Northern Forest region of New England and New York. Each manual is available as a PDF, or you can order it on the Northern Woodlands online store. http://northernwoodlands.org/programs/place_you_call_home

Northern Woodlands. The Outside Story. https://northernwoodlands.org/outside_story.

Schama: Landscape and Memory, Knopf. A historic look at the ways people have found myth and meaning in woods, rivers, mountains.

Thorson: Stone by Stone, Walker and Company. Geologic history of New England, and stonewalls.

VT Dept of Forests, Parks and Recreation: Creating and Maintaining Resilient Forests in Vermont: Adapting Forests to Climate Change, May 2015. http://fpr.vermont.gov/sites/fpr/files/Forest_and_Forestry/The_Forest_Ecosystem/Library/Climate change report_final_v6-18-15a.pdf

VT Fish and Wildlife Department, Stream Crossing Handbook. http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=111508

VT Fish and Wildlife Department, Wildlife Habitat Management for Lands in Vermont- A Landowners Guide, 2014, $12.00. VT Fish and Wildlife Wild Buys Order Form (PDF)

Wessels, Tom, Forest Forensics- A field Guide, Countryman Press, 2010

Wessels, Tom, Reading the Forested Landscape, Norton and Company, 1999

Wojtech, Michael, Bark- A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast, University Press of New England, 2011

USDA-NRCS, Low Volume Roads Engineering. https://www.fs.fed.us/t-d/programs/forest_mgmt/projects/lowvolroads/

USDA- Forest Service, Trail Construction and maintenance Handbook, latest edition. https://www.fs.fed.us/t-d/pubs/htmlpubs/htm07232806/page02.htm

PERIODICALS:
Northern Logger and Timber Processor : $18/year, Monthly magazine. (315) 369-3078 or npetrie@northernlogger.com; good advice & information on marketing, trends, logging, equipment, politics, laws, regulations, etc; excellent editorials.

Northern Woodlands: $23/year (included as part of VWA membership!!), Quarterly magazine.

(800) 290-5232; perhaps the best woodlands periodical ever to be published! Good book reviews and recommendations.

VERMONT Forest Exchange & Information BULLETIN: Free bi-monthly publication of the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation. Provided as an aid to the wood using industries, and wood producers of the State of Vermont.

 


 

October 2009 Walk in the Woods Tour