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Oaks Part (1 & 2) Management Minute Video

Oak trees are known to be attractive to deer.  Learn more on how you can better manage oak trees on your hunting property in these two videos.

For more information, contact the Alabama Extension regional forestry and wildlife a…

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Using Herbicides – Management Minute Video

Do you have invasive species on your property? Or are you looking to improve the composition of your forest understory? Herbicides can help get the job done and are a great management tool when used correctly. Learn more in this short vide…

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Food Plot Musts – Management Minute Video

Here are a few things to remember when planning and implementing food plots. Learn more in this short video.

For more information, contact the Alabama Extension regional forestry and wildlife agent serving your county.

To learn…

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Coyotes – Management Minute Video

Coyotes are a hot topic among many hunters. How do coyotes affect your management decisions? Here are some quick ideas about how to reduce the impact of coyotes on your deer population. Learn more in this short video.

For more inform…

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Consultants: Alabama Extension’s Management Minute Series

While there are many things that a landowner can do when it comes to making land management decisions, there are times when you may look to a professional for assistance and advice. The land management professionals are often called consul…

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Use of Trail Cameras – Management Minute Video

Trail cameras are a great technology that can be beneficial to both your hunting efforts and management decisions. Learn more  in this short video.

For more information, contact the Alabama Extension regional forestry and wildlife …

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What is Basal Area? – Management Minute Video

Basal area is often used to make land management decisions, but it is a term that can be confusing to landowners. Used by both forestry and wildlife professionals, basal area is defined as an estimate of cross-sectional area (usually in squ…

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Milling Dimensions: Characteristics of Portable Sawmill Owners and Operators

Landowners harvest trees from their property for many reasons. Often this is done as part of a regularly scheduled timber harvest such as a thinning or final harvest. But there are times when cutting older trees in a small area to impro…

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Harvesting Pine Straw for Profit: Questions Landowners Should Ask Themselves

Production of nontimber forest products such as pine straw can be a good way for forestland owners to earn an income, especially when traditional timber markets are down. Pine straw consists of the needles that fall from pine trees. Fre…

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Kudzu Control in Residential Areas

Kudzu control is often a frustrating problem in residential settings. It frequently grows unchecked along woodland edges near homes, in vacant lots, and along property lines. Its aggressive nature makes it seem literally uncontrollable in t…

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Saturated Soils and Wind: A Recipe for Toppling Trees

Anytime there is a large amount of rainfall for an extended period of time, trees toppling can become a concern, especially if combined with wind.
Structure of Trees
Trees are an engineering wonder suspending tens of thousands of pounds o…

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Benefits & Drawbacks to Variable-Radius Plots

For an accurate and cost-effective assessment, a forest inventory method should match the conditions of the forest stand. Variable-radius plot sampling is commonly used in the southeastern United States because it is viewed as quick and e…

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Prescribed Fire: The Fuels Component

In this second of a four-part series, you will learn the importance of the fuel component in prescribed fire.

A common science experiment in grade school is to light a candle, place a glass jar over the candle, and watch the flame…

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