Category Archives: Forestry and Wildlife

American Tree Farm System

My family’s been involved in Tree Farming for years.  In the 1960’s I first learned about Forestry from my grandfather while exploring his Augusta County Tree Farm.  The American Tree Farm System, Virginia Forestry Association and the Virginia Department of … Continue reading

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Your Home & Forest Fire Protection

Many homes can be found nestled in Central Virginia’s forest (our home remains surrounded by woods).  For homes located on wells, surrounded by woods and down country roads, forest fire can become a challenge. When building or caring for your … Continue reading

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Drones & Real Estate Photography/Marketing

  Recently VA Home Pics, my real estate photographers, started offering areal photos using a quadcopter.  This week we took photos of a 35+/- acre Prince Edward County, Virginia farm. I like the perspective gained from areal photography. The quad … Continue reading

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2014 Virginia Department of Forestry State of the Forest Report

The Virginia Department of Forestry just released the 2014 State of the Forest report.  In the Commonwealth of Virginia we often take forestry for granted.  With over 60% of the state in some type of forest (the report shows over … Continue reading

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Lack of Central Virginia Acorns

It’s a beautiful fall this year for showing homes, farms and land plus doing a little deer hunting.  While in the woods, I’ve noticed a lack of acorns.  I checked with my friends at the Virginia Department of Forestry and … Continue reading

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Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act & Lake Anna, Virginia

If real estate on our near Lake Anna, Virginia interests you, please attend the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act forum from 11 AM to 1 PM on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Lake Anna Winery.  Local government officials will provide information … Continue reading

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2012 Virginia Fall Fire Season

Check out the Virginia Department of Forestry’s web site for info on Fall Fire Season (Oct. 15 to Nov. 30).  Remember these are the state rules, your locality may have additional rules, requirements and/or permits so check before you burn.  … Continue reading

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Virginia Fall Color

It’s early October and our cooler weather begins to bring out additional colors in our trees!  At Kamp Karen we’re seeing the sassafras, wild dogwood and tulip poplars starting to change from green to yellow and red.  As we move … Continue reading

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Virginia Department of Forestry – Women’s Landowner Workshop

                   I just got the “News Release” below from the good folks at the Virginia Department of Forestry (DOF).  What a great opportunity for women to learn more about landownership.  I enjoy attending the DOF workshops and always learn something!  If … Continue reading

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Virginia Forestry Association

Are you interested in Forestry in the Commonwealth of Virginia?  Perhaps your home is on 10 acres, and you want to manage your wood lot for wildlife and firewood or you own an urban forest home.  Or, you own 100+ acres … Continue reading

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