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  1. Envirothon 2009 Forestry Overview Photos courtesy of the center for American History, UT-Austin (#DI-01295).

  2. Area Of Virgin Forest 1620

  3. Area Of Virgin Forest 1850

  4. Area Of Virgin Forest 1920

  5. Ratcliff Lake National Forest 1938 1969 1986 2006

  6. The Giving Tree Forestry: Art, Science & Business • Beauty & Inspiration • A Place to Climb • Shade & Food • House & Boat • A Place to Rest The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

  7. Pineywoods Post Oak Savannah Live Oak-Juniper East Cross Timbers West Cross Timbers Mountain Forests Texas Forests (12 million acres) Trees are the principal vegetative cover on about 29 million acres (12 million hectares)

  8. Growth & Removals 2003 - 2005

  9. Best Management Practices - BMP Stream-side Management Zones - SMZ Aesthetic Management Zones - AMZ

  10. Equipment…Grrr! Feller Buncher Log truck, loading deck & skidder

  11. Harvesting Methods 1. Clear cut 2. Seed Tree 3. Shelter wood 4. Selection cut

  12. Public Public 8% 7% Industry 16% Industry 32% 61% 63% Public TIMOs/REITs Individual/Family Forest Owners Individual/Family Forest Owners 8.0% Prior to 2000 13% Industry 10.2% 63% TIMOs/REITs Individual/Family Forest Owners 18.4% 2006 Forestland Ownership in Texas 2005 Oh, the times they are a Changin’

  13. Thank You!Angie SoldingerConservation Education CoordinatorTexas Forest Serviceasoldinger@tfs.tamu.edu979-458-6649