November 2015 Nature Net News – The Good Oak
November The Good Oak One of our favorite excerpts from famed naturalist Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac is entitled "Good Oak." It reads: "There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace. To avoid the first danger, one should plant a garden, preferably where there is no grocer to confuse the issue. To avoid the second, he should ...Continue Reading
October 2015 Nature Net News – Forestry
October Forestry The term "forestry" often evokes a myriad of images. From Smokey the Bear and Woodsy the Owl, to California's current wildfire crisis, mechanized timber harvests, and majestic old growth forests, the term forestry encompasses as many concepts and issues as it does emotions. The definition of forestry is "the science of planting and taking care of trees and forests; the process of establishing and managing forests." As humans we have long relied on timber and firewood as a basic and often readily available resource for energy, ...Continue Reading