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One Landowner’s Toolkit

VFF landowner John McNerney revels in the tools of careful, small scale woods work. Join us as we head into the woods with him.

An Organic Approach to Invasive Exotic Forest Plants

Autumn is a good time to get to know, and organically treat, the invasive exotic plants in your forest.

Solid footing–and a ride–for Wells Farm barn

At Vermont Family Forests’ Anderson Wells Farm in Lincoln, a sweet, simple, 12′ x 20′ barn stands at the head…  MORE>

New Bumper Sticker Celebrates Organic Forestry and Spring Salamanders

Turn over a rock or two at the edge of a mountain stream, and you’re likely to uncover a salamander….  MORE>

Our first virtual forest walk: Exploring medicinal and edible wildflowers

Come learn about edible and medicinal spring wildflowers with herbalist Ali Zimmer in this 11-minute video.

Apple tree pruning: the joy of making ramial mulch

Up at Vermont Family Forests’ Wells Farm in Lincoln, we’ve done some pretty significant pruning of the 50 or so…  MORE>

A Spring Salamander’s Eye View of Forest Health

Spring salamanders need clear, cold, highly oxygenated, pesticide-free streams and springs. David Brynn explores how commoners can help.

The Ash Grove Seed Project: Responding to EAB Organically Without Breaking the Bank

David Brynn explores four treatment options for Emerald Ash Borer.

Taking Action for Ash Trees: Organic Inoculation

What can we do about emerald ash borer? From what we know at this point, inoculation tops the list of…  MORE>

Getting Our Ash Together

Organizing cost-effective, organic inoculation of ash groves to preserve seed production in the face of emerald ash borer. By David…  MORE>

Legacy Log Forwarder: Shopping Cart in the Forest

At a time when logging equipment is getting bigger and Vermont’s private forests are getting smaller, it’s increasingly challenging for…  MORE>

Six-ton Prize Builds Bridges for Forest Water Quality

Last week, we won the jackpot. Well, more specifically, our conservation forester, Kathleen Stutzman, did. The prize? A 12,000-pound portable…  MORE>

Girdling and Drop & Chop Cutting Cultivate Forest Health  

by David Brynn This week I had the opportunity to fell and girdle large trees in a family forest in…  MORE>

Mutually Beneficial Relationship and Chainsaw Training

Vermont Family Forests has hosted “Game of Logging” chainsaw training courses for more than 15 years, taught by the top-notch…  MORE>

A Different Forestry Model at Bartlett Experimental Forest

In early September, VFF staff ventured into our neighboring White Mountains of New Hampshire to take part in a two-day…  MORE>

Walking a Timber Sale Boundary: Pondering the Differences

by David Brynn  In late October of 2017, a strong storm out of the southeast blew over hundreds of trees…  MORE>

Workshop Spotlights Small-Scale Forwarding

On March 17, 2018, twenty landowners joined Vermont Family Forests to get a close-up look at the practical opportunities and…  MORE>