Timber Talk

2017 Archive

March 2017 

  • Bringing Innovative Timber Construction to Nebraska 
  • Using Biochar to Reduce Cattle Emissions
  • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight - Dudley's Dew-Right Tree Service 
  • Timber Appraisals - March 2017
  • Nebraska Wood Energy Team Conducting Statewide Analysis

2016 Archive

December 2016

  • Note from the Editor - EAB Meeting Discussion
  • THE CHALLENGE - Using Forest Residues from Forest Operations
  • 2016 Tax Tips Bulletin Avaiable
  • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight - High Plains Biochar
  • Alaska Airlines' first flight with biofuel made from forest residuals
  • The Four "P's" of Marketing Your Small Business

September 2016

  • Green Star Gasifier Seeking Wood Fuel
  • Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Eastern Nebraska
  • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight - High Plains Biochar
  • Timber Sales - Black Walnut
June 2016
  • Nieman Restoring Pine Ridge Timber Purchasing
  • Open for Business: Nebraska's Redcedar Forest
  • Kiln-Drying Multiple Thicknesses and Species
  • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight - Walton Services
  • Timber Sales - Black Walnut
  • Nebraska Develops Wood Energy Team

March 2016

  • Open for Business: Nebraska's Urban Wood Basket
  • Tips to Reduce Drying Defect
  • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — OxBows Rustic Furniture
  • Dry Kiln Operator Workshop
  • Timber Sales — Black Walnut & Green Ash

2015 Archive

November 2015
  • Note from the Editor — 2016 Distribution Schedule
  • Next “Open for Business” Article Notice
  • Sun-dried Lumber: Turning Theory into Practice
  • NFS Forest Products Utilization Program
  • Milling Railroad Ties in Nebraska
  • A Closer Look at Edgers
  • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — Lanny Lawson Bandsaw Mill
September 2015
  • Open for Business — Nebraska’s Pine Ridge
  • U.S. Pumps Out More Pellets
  • Should I buy a Sawmill?
  • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — American Wood Fibers: Re-Opening Update
  • Timber Sales – 2 Sales (Red Oak, Ponderosa Pine)
June 2015
  • Note from the Editor - "Open for Business" Series
  • The Top Ten Family Forestry Issues for 2015
  • Hardwood Floors with a Zip
  • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — Barcel Cedar Creations
  • Timber Sales - Six Sales (Black Walnut, Red Oak, Ponderosa Pine) 

February 2015
 
  • Innovation Treats Firewood for Safe Transport
  • Tax Tips for Forest Landowners for the 2014 Tax Year
  • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — Gaia-EcoServices, LLC
  • Utilization of Small-Diameter Material
    

2014 Archive

November 2014 
    • Wood is Good
     Simple Steps for Doubling Your Firewood Profits
    • Homemade Log Forwarder 
    • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — Rejuvenating SW Nebraska Forest Industry
    • Timber Sales - One Sale (Black Walnut)
September 2014 
    • Band Saws for Small Sawmills
    • Sawmills Can Make More Than Lumber
    • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — Niobrara Timber and Woodworks
    • Timber Sales - One Sale (Black Walnut)
June 2014 
    • Commercial Hardwood Lumber Species
    • How Should You Charge
    • Pressure Treated Wood
    • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — Michael Klabens Logging

February 2014 
    • Hardwood Lumber Market History—Green
    • Lumber Abbreviations
    • Timber Talk Editor Retiring
    • North American Pellet Exports Continue to Rise
    • Wood: Fastest Growing Heating Fuel in America
    • EAB Quarantine Updates
    • Chinese Wood Demand Expected to Rise 50% by 2015
    • Nebraska Forestry Spotlight — REMCO, Inc.
    • The Ancient Art of Cooperage

2013 Archive

November 2013  
   • Checking, Shaking and Honeycombing
   • End-Coating Logs and Lumber Makes "Cents" (Or Dollars!)
   • Nebraska Forestry Spotlight — Horizon Biofuels, Inc.
   • The Biggest Cause of Our "Environmental" Problems?
   • Railroad Ties: Another Use for Hardwood Logs
September 2013  
   • Timber Stumpage Prices
   • Nebraska Timber and Log Buyers Survey
   • Band Saw Blades For Green Wood
   • Illegal Logging Crackdown in Central and South America
   • Coming to Terms With Terms
   • International Trade in Wood Chips Seeing Steady Increases
   • Nebraska Forestry Spotlight — Fricke's Timbercraft
   • How to Save Money With a Wood Stove
June 2013  
   • Nebraska Timber Industry 2009
   • Global Timber & Wood Products Market Update
   • Drying Methods for Small Operators
   • Nebraska Forestry Industry Spotlight — Dowhower Cabinet & Millwork
   • Timber Sales - One Sale (Green Ash)
February 2013
 
  • Hardwood Lumber Price Trends
   • 50th Anniversary
   • NFS Launches New Website
   • 2012 Tax Tips for Forest Landowners
   • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — Countryside Lumber

2012 Archive

  • February 2012
       • Tribute to a Forester: Rich Lodes
       • Cracking The Walnut Case
       • Woody Biomass Facts: A Look At The Myths Regarding A Sustainable Energy Source
       • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — Rhembrandt Construction & Forest Care
       • NFS Welcomes New M&U Forester
       • How Did Scragg Mills Get Named?
  • June 2012
       • Air Drying Lumber
       • Chiggers: More Than You Ever Wanted To Know!
       • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — Troyer Sawmill
  • September 2012
       • Wood Is Good
       • Solar-Heated Lumber Dryers: Design Basics
       • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — O'Neill Wood Resources
       • Study Reveals Component Market Trends
  • November 2012
       • Wood Products: Good for the Environment
       • Opening Faces
       • Sawing for Grade Increases Value
       • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — Bertrand Sawmill
       • The 2 X 4 Revolutionized Construction

2011 Archive

  • February 2011
       • Nebraska “Primary Processors” Directory
       • Long Time Nebraska Sawmiller Will Be Missed
       • What Is That Log Worth?
       • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — Trade Well Pallet, Inc.
  • June 2011
       • New Nebraska “Secondary Processors” Directory
       • Sand Creek Post and Beam Named 2011 Nebraska Small Business of the Year
       • Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac
       • The Trouble With Ethanol
       • Trends — From One Saw Doctor’s Perspective
       • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — Thompson Sawmill
  • September 2011
       • Timber Culture Act
       • Powderpost Beetles
       • End-Coating Logs and Lumber Makes “Cents” (Or Dollars!)
       • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — Sawle Mill
       • Planning Tool Available to Loggers
  • November 2011
       • The Business Plan: Critical To Start-Up And Growth
       • A Baker’s Dozen Marketing Tips
       • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — Deutsche Tree Service
       • Proper Method of Bore Cutting Revisited

2010 Archive

  • February 2010
       • What Is The Difference Between Right Hand, Left Hand, and Even-Handed Circular Saws? And What Do You Have To Do Differently When You Hammer Them?
       • Growing Wood Pellet Market
       • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — Jennings Caskets
       • New Threat To Nebraska Black Walnut Trees
  • June 2010
       • New Home for NFS
       • Walnut Quarantine
       • Tips to Preserve Color of ‘White’ Wood
       • Quarter and Rift
       • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — Fred McCartney
       • The Making of a Briquette
  • September 2010
       • TCD Update
       • Thousand Cankers Disease: A Red Alert for Walnut
       • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — Wood Designs
       • Accelerating Air Drying
  • November 2010
       • The Independent Contractor Definition Dilemma Continues
       • Is There Still Room for Circle Saws in the Sawmill?
       • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — Heartland Nuts 'N More
       • Using a Kiln Schedule

2009 Archive

  • February 2009
       • Conservation Trees For Nebraska Initiative
       • Prophets of American Forestry
       • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — Ourranch Nature's Beauty Handcrafted Log Furnishings
       • How Cold Is It In Nebraska?
  • June 2009
       • Nebraska’s Fourth Forest Inventory
       • Logger Safety Training Workshop
       • Chainsawing:The Chain’s the Thing
       • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — Big Red Sawmill & Firewood, Inc.
       • Wood Pellet Supply, Demand On The Rise
  • September 2009
       • Logger Safety Training Sept. 30
       • Nebraska Timber Industry
       • Nebraska Wood Waste
       • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — Schnase Lumber
       • Timberland Investment Outputs
  • November 2009
       • Know the Value of Your Logs
       • Biomass Crop Assistance Program
       • Carbon Credits: A New Forest Income Source
       • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — Wood Solutions
       • Woody Biomass Raw Materials and Markets

2008 Archive

  • February 2008
       • Hardwood Log Bucking Tips
       • Do You Know Your True Costs?
       • Controlling Humidity Helps Increase The Bottom Line
       • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — Van Housen Logging and Sawmill
  • June 2008
       • Experts: Price For Sawdust Has Doubled
       • One Man With A Wood-Mizer
       • Food for Thought
       • Updated Information Regarding Mosquito Repellents —May 7, 2008
       • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — Kabes Mill
  • September 2008
       • Geometry Of A Saw Cut
       • The Green Scene
       • Study: Some Sunscreens Overpromise Protection
       • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — Sandhills Industries
  • November 2008
       • New Nebraska Secondary Wood Processors Directory
       • Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Update
       • SFI Recognizes Tree Farm Certification
       • Tips on Buying Timber
       • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — Storm Forestry, Inc.
       • New Online Training Information Exchange System
       • 2008 Tax Tips for Forest Landowners

2007 Archive

  • February 2007
       • Sawmill Survey
       • Woody Biomass in Minnesota Impacts on Forestry
       • Emerald Ash Borer: Coming to an Ash Near You
       • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — Pope & Talbot, Inc.
       • Private Forests
  • June 2007
       • Buying a Portable Sawmill
       • Biomass
       • From Sawdust to Bricks
       • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — Ten Acre Woods
       • Washington: Proposed Bill Seeks to Curb Trade in Illegal Timber
       • Safety Alert: Hard Hat Protects Logger from Falling Limb
  • September 2007
       • Firewood Pests?
       • Will Lumber Stain in the Winter Months?
       • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — Bartels Post & Bow
  • November 2007
       • 2007 Tax Tips for Forest Landowners
       • What If…Chinese State-owned Companies Started Buying U.S. Forest Products Companies, or U.S. Timber Lands? It Might Not Be Too Far-fetched
       • Moisture Meters – the “Whys” and “Hows” of Establishing The True Moisture Content of Wood
       • You Know You Are Living in 2007 When...

2006 Archive

  • February 2006
       • Certified Forest Products
       • Environmental Benefits of Forestry
       • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — Werternberger Custom Milling
       • Measuring Distance
  • June 2006
       • Sawmill Survey
       • Small-Scale Drying
       • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — Hidden Valley Sawmill
  • September 2006
       • Forestry Field Day 2006
       • Water, Water, Everywhere
       • Accurately Measuring Moisture
       • 2X4s?
       • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — Sand Creek Post & Beam
       • Six Simple Marketing Steps to Improve Profitability
  • November 2006
       • 2006 Central Regional Woodland Stewardship Conference
       • Researchers Hope to Tap Silver Maple Potential
       • Private Forests
       • Grading Rules for Eastern Redcedar
       • Nebraska Forest Industry Spotlight — Sizer Mill
       • How Observant are You?