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Kloppenburg Receives 2011 Johnny Appleseed Award


Kloppenburg Receives 2011 Johnny Appleseed Award

Paul Kloppenburg, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Sauk County forester, is the Hardwood Forestry Fund’s 2011 Johnny Appleseed Award winner. The Johnny Appleseed Award is presented to a natural resources professional for their ongoing commitment to sustainable forestry, quantifiable results, and environmental education efforts. Paul’s enthusiasm for his job and his demonstrated success in creating and caring for future hardwood forests made Paul the outstanding candidate for 2011. HFF Chairman Rick Philipps will present the award to Paul at the National Walnut Council meeting in Wisconsin in early August. Congratulations Paul!

Direct Seeding, Tree Planting, and Release Work at Mt. Hope


Direct Seeding, Tree Planting, and Release Work at Mt. Hope

This multi-faceted project involves red oak direct seeding,  black walnut tree planting, and release of natural oak regeneration at the Mt. Hope Recreation Area in Grant County, Wisconsin.  The forester planted 16,000 red oak acorns, 1600 walnut seedlings, and released 3250 red oak, white oak, and black cherry seedlings.  

June 2011 project manager report – The walnut trees average 2 feet in height but some are taller than 3 feet.  The oaks and the cherry trees in the release site are still only about one and one half ft tall on average. In the oak direct seeding area, the seedlings were already six inches high before the spring flush, and the planted oaks are averaging 18 inches tall.   On the release site, there is an average of more than three thousand seedlings per acre. Burdock and eastern tent caterpillar are an issue on the property this year. The direct seeding site did not result in as many seedlings as the forester had hoped, so she planted additional red oak seedlings this spring.

This project is proudly funded by all Hardwood Forestry Fund members.

  • Project Type: tree planting, direct seeding, release
  • Project Initiation Date: 2009
  • Location: Mt. Hope Recreation Area , WI
  • Number of Trees: 10,183
  • Number of Acres: 5
  • Tree Species: red oak, black walnut, white oak, black cherry
  • Project Partner: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

SFI Inc. Partners with HFF to Establish Sustainable Forest


SFI Inc. Partners with HFF to Establish Sustainable Forest

SFI Inc. Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program awarded a 2011 grant to the Hardwood Forestry Fund to establish a sustainable forest at Devil’s Lake State Park in Wisconsin. The spring 2011 tree planting effort protects a special site by closing gaps in the forest, involves the local community in educational monitoring, and promotes and implements sustainable forestry on public land. Visit Sustainable Forestry Initiative for more information.

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