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Vol. 2 | No. 3 | August 2009   


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Forestry Program Wish List

The Forestry Program at Tall Timbers has a long and storied history, beginning with the landmark uneven age forest management approach initiated by Herbert Stoddard and Leon Neel. Under the leadership of David Ray, the Forestry Program continues to provide guidance to landowners and managers on forest management that recognizes the complete range of landowner objectives. Our goal is to provide science based information that balances economic and conservation considerations.
Due to tightening budgets and a careful spending policy, the Forestry Program is in need of a number of items specific to forestry research. Please take a moment to read the following funding needs of the Forestry Program. Should you have an interest in making a contribution earmarked exclusively of the Forestry Program, please contact Vann Middleton or feel free to send a check to:
Tall Timbers
Forestry Program Support
13093 Henry Beadel Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32312

Forestry Program needs:
Funding for one or more Forestry internships: $1,800 each. Forestry internships at Tall Timbers allow forestry students to gain a different perspective by working in the well managed open-canopied longleaf pine forests of the Red Hills. Specific tasks include: (1) establishment of permanent inventory plot system on Tall Timbers which will provide an important baseline for all research programs, (2) re-measurement of trees on the Wade Tract preserve, which is now over due, and (3) layout for longleaf pine planting operations on Tall Timbers and selected other ownerships in the Red Hills Region. Availability of these short-term appointments are critical to building the new Forestry Program at Tall Timbers, especially until a full time technician can be hired.
Tree ring lab development: The ability to analyze tree growth patterns in stem cross-sections and increment cores is important to building capacity of the Forestry Program at Tall Timbers. Lab construction is taking place from the ground up so there are various opportunities to contribute to the development of this important research tool.
  • Velmex Tree Ring Measuring System: $3,100
  • Increment borer (2 @ $225 ea)
  •  Power belt sander: $175
  • Cordless ½ in electric drill: $250     

Thank you for your consideration of these much needed items for the Forestry Program and for your continued support of Tall Timbers.

The mission of Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy is to foster exemplary land stewardship through research, conservation and education.