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04-19-2014 12:32 AM
I have decided to post a few news feeds I get and post on my site to share here with you guys These are good news story’s from Tool Manufactures and retailers Forestry Releases and a general whats up in the world of woodworking . This release came yesterday and I felt it was such great news I just had to share it with woodworkers all over the world. so Here is the first one .
Rockler Earth Day Contributions Aid 65-Year Reforestation Plan
Medina, MN –Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has announced a special contribution in partnership with the Hardwood Forestry Fund for an Earth Day project to plant 7,000 hardwood trees. The trees will be part of a forest regeneration program called The Wilds, and the Hardwood Forestry Fund will work with The Wilds to manage the project. The trees planted will be Red Oak, Chestnut Oak, Black Walnut, Sugar Maple, and Tulip Poplar seedlings – hardwood species that are valuable for sustaining wildlife as well as for commercial harvest. The plantings are the first step of a 65-year plan to regenerate native forest on abandoned mining land. The project will be executed in phases of planting, survival monitoring and replanting, growth monitoring, thinning and selective harvest, commercial harvest, and then regeneration to start the process over again.
“We are so happy to work with the Hardwood Forestry Fund and The Wilds on this project,” said Scott Ekman, Vice President of Marketing at Rockler. “Sustainably sourced, domestic hardwood is an important asset to woodworkers everywhere – and we want to ensure that future generations of woodworkers always have access to this natural resource. Combining this effort with the educational outreach programs offered at The Wilds was an added bonus.”
The Wilds is a private, non-profit conservation center located on nearly 10,000 acres of reclaimed mining land in rural southeastern Ohio. From its inception, The Wilds has been envisioned as a facility that combines cutting-edge conservation science and education programs with unique visitor opportunities. Rockler is proud to contribute to this cause.
The Hardwood Forestry Fund, a not-for-profit, educational organization, targets planting and management of commercially valuable hardwoods, including black cherry, black walnut, red oak, hard maple, hickory, ash, and others. All trees planted by the Hardwood Forestry Fund are included in a management plan, harvest, and regeneration schedule.
Sustainability and species diversity
Selecting the appropriate tree species for each project is also a vital component to its success. Soil type, annual rainfall expectations, high and low temperatures, and other environmental factors all help to determine which specific varieties of hardwood trees will thrive in a specific area. The right mix of tree species also helps support a variety of wildlife, ranging up the food chain from insects to birds and even large mammals. Optimizing the species distribution also gives the reforested area the best chance of long term survival and can minimize the maintenance required by human caregivers.
For more information, visit http://www.rockler.com/earth-day.
About Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
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