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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>