Tree Farming Quiz

I, having been a tree farmer for 50 years, know a few things about trees. How much do you know? Send me an email with answers to these questions, and if you get them all right, I’ll send you one of our tour gifts. [See below]Tree farm0006

  1. Do tree farms mainly grow Christmas trees?
  2. Acorns come from what tree?
  3. Besides thinning, what can a tree farmer do to improve the market value of white pine?
  4. Most maple syrup comes from sugar maple. Can syrup be made from other trees?
  5. Approximately how many gallons of sap does it take to make one gallon of syrup?
  6. What is a conifer? Can you name any? Can you name a conifer that sheds in the fall?
  7. The needles of what conifer go into fragrant bags or pillows?
  8. From what tree are baseball bats made?
  9. Rate the heat value of these firewoods—high to low (listed alphabetically).
    1. AshMax stuck
    2. Basswood
    3. Beech
    4. Black birch
    5. White birch
  10. Here in the Northeast, do trees need to be planted after every logging?

The tour? That’s Saturday, Oct. 4,
 on our forest acreage in Chester VT, from 9 AM to 2 PM.  Walks and talks and even a tree felling/milling demo. I’d LOVE to have you come. Email for directions and details.  A good time GUARANTEED!

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How many authors do you know well enough to talk to? If you know me, that’s one, but how about EIGHT, all on the same afternoon and in the same room? And supposing you happened to hold the door-prize ticket for a Kindle Paperwhite? How cool would that be? Click the URL to get the skinny on this event, Saturday, Nov. 1, at Bonhoeffer’s Café & Expresso in Nashua, from 2 to 5:30.
Here is an interview with author Nancy Ferrin to give you a taste of our afternoon fare:
 M&GThis is good stuff, and I’ll be there, ready with a smile for you.
 That’s TWO CHANCES to make me a happy camper—October 4 and November 1!