Once an old-growth forest is cut down, can it be recreated? After almost all the large trees are gone and the land is cut up by roads? After the soil is exposed to direct sun and rain and erosion has lowered its productivity? After the streams are filled with sediment and the fish populations plummet? … Recreating Old-Growth Forests
Once a week or so, I’ll post questions and answers taken from email exchanges with OGA customers. I hope this will help inform other customers, as they plan their Forever Redwood furniture purchases. Please let me know if you have any questions about our furniture. You can leave a comment on this blog or contact … Getting a “Weathered Look” for Your Furniture
Each summer and fall the fire season explodes and the news is filled with stories of burning homes and thousands of brave men and women fighting fires and risking their lives protecting communities. It’s a giant annual event and its getting worse. In July 2008, lightning storms ignited thousands of fires in California that burned … Forest Management and Fires
Everyone is green these days. Even the giant oil companies are flooding the airwaves with green marketing campaigns. It sounds promising, and many positive things seem to be taking shape in response to the climate challenge. But, if you look closely, much of it is less than it seems. For example, forestry is at the … Global Cooling Forest Management
We hear this question often. Its a great question and an interesting story. Teak is now the most widely used outdoor wood in the U.S. with a well deserved reputation for durability in any outdoor weather. It’s an excellent choice for outdoor furniture or structures if you want it to last. Teak sold in the … Redwood or Teak for Outdoors?
In December ’99, we planted our first 2,000 Redwood trees. It seemed straightforward and we were excited to finally reach this phase in the restoration work. After years of hard labor thinning the overgrown young forest of excessive hardwoods and suppressed dying trees, we looked forward to the forest slowly becoming mostly Redwoods again. The … Tree Planting 101