Fire Ecology and History in the South | Ep 21
Timber University
by Mississippi State University
1w ago
This episode we are joined by Dr. Morgan Varner from the Tall Timbers Land Trust and Research Center. Dr. Varner discusses the benefits of fire on the landscape, a brief history of utilizing prescribed fire in the US south, and the consequences of using and not using prescribed fire to manage forests. For questions or comments, email us at timberuniversity@gmail.com ..read more
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Status of Needle Blight in the South | Ep 20
Timber University
by Mississippi State University
1M ago
Over the past few years, brownspot needle blight and an assemblage of other problematic pathogenic species have garnered increasing concern in pine systems across the South. Join us as we discuss these along with current research efforts centered on this problem with Dr. John Riggins, Mississippi State University. For questions or comments, email us at timberuniversity@gmail.com ..read more
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Pine Beetles and Forest Management Concerns | Ep 19
Timber University
by Mississippi State University
2M ago
Pine beetle outbreaks are usually not the result of one stress factor, but the cumulative result of several possible variables that lower pine vigor. Join us, along with Dr. John Riggins, Mississippi State University, as we discuss pine beetle biology and environmental conditions leading up to problems with pine beetles. For questions or comments, email us at timberuniversity@gmail.com ..read more
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Listener Questions | Ep 18
Timber University
by Mississippi State University
3M ago
This month is the first Q&A episode. Brady and Shaun get to listener questions they have received since the first episode. They discuss taxes, some hardwood silviculture, and the northern long-eared bat.  For questions or comments, email us at timberuniversity@gmail.com  Be sure to subscribe directly to Timber University and follow NRU on Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.   ..read more
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Natural Regeneration of Pines | Ep 17
Timber University
by Mississippi State University
4M ago
Prior to active silvicultural management, natural regeneration propagated pine species across the South for millennia. Join the Timber University team and their guest, Dr. Michael Blazier with the University of Arkansas at Monticello, as they discuss this and what options still exist for the land manager wanting to utilize developed silvicultural techniques available for naturally regenerating pines.    For questions or comments, email us at timberuniversity@gmail.com Be sure to subscribe directly to Timber University and follow NRU on Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook ..read more
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Artificial Pine Regeneration | Ep 16
Timber University
by Mississippi State University
5M ago
Pine regeneration efforts often deviate from work in hardwoods due to genetic advances we have made in available planting stock choices. For this reason, artificial regeneration is typically chosen by land managers wishing to regenerate pines. Join Shaun and Brady, along with their guest speaker, Dr. Michael Blazier, Dean of College of Forestry, Agriculture & Natural Resources, University of Arkansas at Monticello, as they discuss history, current methodology, and what research tells us regarding artificial regeneration of pines.   For questions or comments, email us at timberuniversi ..read more
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Ep 03 | Forest Management Plans
Timber University
by Mississippi State University
6M ago
Only a small percentage of landowners actually possess a written management plan for their property. This episode of Timber University details the benefits of having a management plan as well as commonly included components and their importance when writing a management plan. For questions or comments, email us at timberuniversity@gmail.com. For more, follow NRU on Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook ..read more
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Ep 01 | Introducing Timber University
Timber University
by Mississippi State University
6M ago
In this, the first episode of Timber University, we explain our goals for the podcast, what we intend on covering, and who would benefit from listening. We also discuss our backgrounds and career paths that led us to working for the Mississippi State University Extension Service. For questions or comments, email us at timberuniversity@gmail.com. For more, follow NRU on Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook ..read more
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Timber Trespass and Theft | Ep 15
Timber University
by Mississippi State University
6M ago
Timber trespass, is the unauthorized removal of trees, and can occur unintentionally where property boundaries are unmarked, unmaintained, or remote. Join us as we discuss this far reaching topic with Dr. Eric McConnell, an associate professor of forest business at Mississippi State University to talk with us about how to mitigate trespass and theft and actions a landowner may take after the fact.    For questions or comments, email us at timberuniversity@gmail.com Be sure to subscribe directly to Timber University and follow NRU on Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook ..read more
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Managing Timberlands for Multiple UseĀ | Ep 14
Timber University
by Mississippi State University
6M ago
Several surveys indicate that non-industrial private forest landowners own land for reasons other than timber production. These reasons include aesthetics, wildlife-related recreation, and other natural resource-based activities.The term multiple use in natural resource management is straightforward: it is the management of lands for more than one purpose. Inherently, this management approach is more complex and requires forest landowners to understand and assess each additional use for its compatibility with their long-term forest-management goals. In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Adam R ..read more
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