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Fall foilage

A beautiful fall day in Eastern Ohio...

WELCOME

Welcome to The Tree House Blog...Feel free to post forest and nature related items here, ask questions, or post pictures (family friendly only!!)  Have Fun !!!!!

Spring is Here ??

Well, it would seem that spring is here...it is 76 degrees today, but the temp is going to drop to the 50s tomorrow.  The turkeys are gobbling, the grouse are drumming, and the songbirds are singing.  We have been working every day that it doesn't rain, and so far it has been a fairly dry spring.    Anybody doing any fishing?  Spring Gobbler seasons are close, good luck to all sportsmen and Sportswomen!    If you want to post any pictures on this website send them to

GAS DEVELOPMENT !!!

I have been spending quite a bit of time on gas line and well pad right-of-ways in Pennsylvania and Ohio.  That entails alot of hiking and inventory work, but I like doing it because it insures that folks are getting properly compensated for their trees.  If you own land and gas or oil development is happening on it BE SURE to get a tree appraisal!  You are losing forest, it can never be replanted, so you should be fairly treated. 
 
The development companies will offer you a "per lineal foot" offer to make an adjustment for your timber, but I have seen many cases where it wasn't enough.

Snow in March

Winter's last gasp?  We had 8" of snow on the deck yesterday, and it quickly melted down to 3" by the end of the day.  It was a typical early March heavy, wet snow, and since temps hovered around 35 all day all it took was a few peeks of sun to thaw.  These late snows make logging messy.  Trails turn to mud, log landings become greasy and rutted.  Special care has to be taken not to pollute creeks with sediment, and I usually ask loggers to avoid crossing streams if they can until things warm and dry.

Timber Markets are Heating Up !!!

Hey everyone!  We are almost through this winter, and have dodged major snowfalls so far.  It's been a rather odd winter with all of the freezes / thaws / rain, and I am glad its almost over. 
 
Timber markets are good and getting better, and demand is up.  Its been a tough slog since 2008 and we are looking forward to finally getting back on track again.  Between the timber markets and craziness with the Marcellus and Unity shale development projects we hope to have a busy(er) 2013.

A RARE SIGHTING !!!

Hello everyone!  Today I saw something in PA's woods I have never seen, and I have been stomping the woods here my whole life.  FISHER tracks!  Fishers were reintroduced in PA a few years back, and are doing well.  Every snow covered log in a 25 acre area was tracked up.  Here is a picture of the tracks, and also a link about what a Fisher is.  Enjoy!
 
 
 

Welcome To The New and Improved Website

Greetings to old and new customers!  Welcome to the new and improved website.  You were probably used to the old, brown pages and links, and we loved those, too.  But technology has advanced far beyond the software I used to edit the old site, and I found myself unable to edit it anymore. 
 
That, of course, was totally unacceptable because I want to be able to keep you updated and in touch with current goings-on in the timber and wildlife world.  Please, FEEL FREE to add comments to this blog, and to post pictures and articles you find interesting and relevant.
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