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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
Project Promises Decades of Sustainable Hardwood Forests

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
Every Hardwood Forestry Fund project requires a sustainability plan. Each project plan is unique to its specific site and takes a variety of factors into account including wildlife, water quality, and conservation goals. As one stand of trees becomes fully mature and commercial harvesting is underway, it is crucial to have other batches of trees at varying levels of maturity to sustain the cycle.

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.

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About Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
Celebrating its 60th year as a family-run business, Rockler Woodworking and Hardware is the nation’s premier supplier of specialty hardware, tools, lumber and other high quality woodworking and do-it-yourself products. Rockler has 29 retail locations in AZ, CA, CO, GA, IL, IN, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, NH, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, WA, and WI – plus 60 partner locations nationwide, as well as extensive catalog and internet operations.

To learn more about Rockler, please visit or call 1-877-ROCKLER.

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#1 posted 04-19-2014 11:44 AM

Lance, I do not thing that you should use LJ to advertise for Rockler.
Rockler can pay for its one advertisement.
I do not like it.

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#2 posted 04-19-2014 06:11 PM

Sorry but I disagree with you Bert. If it had not been posted here, I’d have never known about this project. Good on Rockler for taking part in Earth Day, and thanks to Lance for posting it.

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#3 posted 04-19-2014 06:21 PM

I gotta agree with Joe. I’m not sure it should be posted in the Skill Share forum, as it’s not sharing a skill. But I’m all for sharing what good things are being done, regardless if it’s a commercial interest doing it.

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#4 posted 04-19-2014 11:22 PM

I think reforestation is a skill set as a tree hugging right wing conservative I will be using this thread to post press releases that help the woodworking community at large. some will be more direct of a skill and some less but this one is a worthwhile project that will benefit woodworkers all over the world . here was a topic that said press releases I would have used that one first.

Bert every tool review promotes a companies interest do you want to ban those too ?

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#5 posted 04-20-2014 12:54 AM

I think this is an awesome project that’s long overdue. This does not strike me as a pitch to sell more tools.

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#6 posted 04-20-2014 02:55 AM

thedude50, I agree that this topic is relevant to the woodworking community, but it is NOT in any way the sharing of a skill. This should be in the off topic forum and I think you’re smart enough to know that, just as I’m sure you’re smart enough to know that by posting it here, you’re assuring everybody will see the title. You’re cheating, and I think you’re smart enough to know that. Reforestation is a worthy cause, but posting about it does not justify bending the rules or reinterpreting them.

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#7 posted 04-20-2014 11:26 AM

Excellent information, Lance. Thanks for posting this.

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#8 posted 04-25-2014 01:14 AM

Actually ted this is where I will post lots of topics and while I did know it would ruffle your feathers it is where 90 percent of my posts will go so I started the thread here it was not a grand deception.

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#9 posted 04-25-2014 04:22 AM


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#10 posted 04-25-2014 11:31 AM

It sure looks like a commercial lead in to me. Ted, your post could be declared political by anyone who clicks on the link contained there.

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