|Clemson's Derrick Phinney counts rings on a pine tree core |
Photo By Jaime Polman
A one-day class for forest managers called The First Look is rolling out across South Carolina by the Clemson Cooperative Extension. A group of extension agents teaches the course that includes topics like benefits of proper forest management, wildlife management and the typical life cycle of a timber stand. The $50 fee for the class includes a field tour to view a young pine stand, plus a binder filled with useful information to take home for future reference. The First Look program raises awareness about how objectives in forest management can vary given site quality, soil index and individual goals.
|Edisto REC located in Blackville|
|Stephen Polman leads the field trip|
|Carolina bay for pine trees?|
To view the entire feature article in the newspaper click Colletonian.
To view past blog entries about woodland fire click on 2014 Dry Weather Fire Threat - SCDNR Prescribed Fire - 2013 Prescribed Fire - 2012 Prescribed Fire - 2009 Wildfire - 2009 Prescribed Fire Council