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February 2017 Topics: Upcoming DNR ‘Wildlife Through Forestry’ Forums; Upper Wisconsin River Legacy Forest PIF Presentation; Climate Change Impacts; Rachel Hovel Article Information; Environmental Values from Eco-Updates; Wisconsin Private Forestry Committee; PIF Statement to Vilas County Zoning Committee; Message to State Senator Thomas Tiffany; Thirsty Maples; Ted Ritter Letter to the Editor; Who is Joe Hovel?; Book Corner - Rod Sharka: The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They
Communicate by Peter Wohllbegen

January 2017 Topics: Land O’ Lakes Library Program Scheduled: Upper Wisconsin River Legacy Forest January 18, 2017; PIF Annual Meeting 2016 Report; Forest Legacy Program, DNR Article; Aid for What Ails You; Treetop Children; Forest Regeneration Photos; My 2 cents about a conservation issue; Confessions of a First Time Hardwood Floor Installer; Interesting Photo: Big Tree

October 2016 Topics: 2016 PIF Annual Meeting and Gathering; The Ultimate Invasive Predator; PIF Knows the Value of Partnership; My Summer in the NHAL, Special Report to PIF; Deer Seriously Threatening Northwoods Oak; Deer and Regenerating Oak; Northern Red Oak; Let’s Regenerate Our Red Oak; PIF Interview with James Botsford; The Fall Color Conspiracy; That Old Line on Why Leaves Change Color

August 2016 Topics: Gathering Waters Conservancy Rod Nilsestuen Award; Save the Date - PIF 2016 Annual Meeting and Program; Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan Family Forest Owners Rule! Survey highlights the challenges they face; Basswood Best for Wooden Bass; More on Basswood, Linden, Tilia; Partners in Forestry Peer Program; Deer Density; Emerald Ash Borer; Suddenly is Relative

June 2016 Topics: Introduction to High Grading Articles; High Value Forestry; Golden Goose Forestry; Are you concerned about Monarch Butterflies? I want to help; Thinking like an investor: why diverse forests are a good bet for an uncertain future; Tsuga Canadensis: Hemlock; Hemlock Wooly Adelgid; Deer Grandma and Grandpa; The Book Corner; Call the Dogs off the Lions

April 2016 Topics: New PIF Member Bethany Lyons Profile; Update on Two Primary Land Conservation Funding Programs Benefiting Wisconsin; Pilgrim River Legacy; Trees: White Pine Bears Important Fruit; White Pine Weevil; Early bat sightings? What’s going on?; Don’t Flee from These Fleas; The effect of deer browse on a northern hardwood forest in Baraga County, MI; Germann Road Fire Property Assessments: Why Some Homes Survive; What is the New Cause of Lyme Disease; Book Corner; Some Interesting Points About Our White Pine

Feburary 2016 Topics: Future Articles; Interview with Jane Severt - Value of Our County Forest and Sustainable Forest Management; The Evolution of Wisconsin’s County Forest; Interview with John Gagnon, Forest Administrator, Vilas County Forest; Heterobasidion Root Disease; Human and pet health in the woods; The Book Corner

January 2016 Topics: Joe's Comments; Enhanced Conservation Easement Charitable Income Tax Deduction - What's the Big Deal?; Press Release - Upper Wisconsin River Legacy Forest - Project Completed in Vilas County; Deer Feeding Ban; Future Articles

December 2015 Topics: Managing Red Pine Plantations; Red Pine Notes and Facts; Wildlife Habitat and Red Pine Plantations; High-grading; Future Articles; High-grading can point to low standards; Sugar Maple in Trouble; The Importance of Trees; The American Chestnut Revival; Forest Park School - Log-A-Load; Ongoing Challenges and Crimes Against the Earth

September 2015 Topics: Joe's Comments; My Lobby Efforts to Save the Pilgrim River and LWCF; Brule-St Croix Legacy Forest; Master Stewardship Agreement Update; Proposed Forest Industry Certificate; Rachel Hovel Achieves PHD; Wildcat Falls Update; Deer Management Assistance Program; Expansion of Lyme Disease; Growing Trees on Sandy Soils

May 2015 Topics: Joe's Comments; Earth Day 2015; Wisconsin Forest Legacy Accomplishments; Open Letter Regarding Vilas County Forest Land Sale Proposal; Vilas County Outreach Article; The Wisconsin Alliance of Forest Owners; Armillaria Root Disease

January 2015 Topics: 2014 PIF Annual Meeting Photos; The Economics of Forest Land Conservation; Tax Opportunities For Conserving Land; PIF Interview - Collin Buntrock; Emerald Ash Borer and Portable Sawmills; Aspen Forests; 2014 Precipitation Records

November 2014 Topics: A Few Words From Joe; 2014 PIF Annual Meeting; Preservation of Working Forests; ‘A Dream Realized’; Citizen Science Opportunities; Snap Shot of State Land Management; Emerald Ash Borer

August 2014 Topics: PIF: What’s the Value?; A Big Thank You to The University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives; Northwoods Wildlife Habitat and Northern Hardwoods; A Conversation with Joe About His Family Woodlands; Hypoxylon Canker of Aspen; Basal Area Workshop Report; Land and Water Conservation Fund; No One Ever Washed a Rental Car

April 2014 Topics: A Few Words From Joe; PIF Spring Field Trip and Workshop; Deer Study; State of Michigan Public Land Sale; Oak Wilt Article by Wisconsin DNR; Seedlings, Site Preparation, and a Successful Tree Planting Project; NHAL Forest Department; Wisconsin Alliance of Forest Owners; Articles from Northern Wisconsin’s Forest Insect & Disease Newsletter; Wildcat Falls Update; Readers’ Comments; Annosum Root Rot Treatment

January 2014  Topics: A Few words from Joe; It's All About Basal; Got Worms?; Special PIF Interview With Dick Steffes; Extremes; Wood Chart

November 2013  Topics: Few words by Joe Hovel; Tree Farming Growing; Ron Eckstein Interview; How to Detect Thousand Cankers Disease (TCD) on Black Walnut in the Field

July 2013  Topics: In Memoriam by Joe Hovel; Forest Fest 2013; Sapstreak of Sugar maple, a Native Disease in our Forest

May 2013  Topics: Joe's Comments; Answering a Simple Question: Decay Resistance of Canada Yew; Dutch Elm Disease - Recommendations to Maintain Healthy Native Elms; Deadly Oak Wilt; What Did YOU Do to Recognize and Celebrate Earth Day This Year?; Municipal Forests; Timber Harvesting Schedules

January 2013  Topics: Joe's Comments; Northern Hardwood Decline; Maple Dieback; Words of Advice on the Hardwood Decline Issue; Field Trip to the Peshtigo River Pines; The "What ifs" of Land Management; Deer: Friend or Foe of Forest Management; Well-planned Timber Sales; WHIP invitation

September 2012  Topics: Joe's Comments; Field Trip Oct 6 to Peshtigo River Pines; The way I see the Wisconsin Wolf Hunt; Forest Fest 2012 promotes Northwoods Ingenuity Culture & Artistry; Interview with Emile G. Nadeau; How to Identify Basswood Thrips; Forest Legacy: Grand Scale Land Conservation; Photos of Camp 36-37; Drought Conditions

July 2012  Topics: Forest Fest; Oak Wilt

June 2012  Topics: Pilgrim Watershed River Project South Trail Open; Joe's Comments; Clyde Samsel Interview; Red Pine Management; Press Release; Precipitation Data for Woodruff, WI; Where have all the Maples Gone

April 2012  Topics: Joe's Comments; Wildcat Falls Hike; Butternut Canker; Interview with Marion True; Timber Tax tips; The Sustainable Resources Institute, Inc. Announcement; In Da Woods: As the Worm Turns

January 2012  Topics: Joe's Comments; Income Taxes on the sale of Timber FAQs; Armillaria Shoestring Root Rot (Red Pine); Pilgrim River Buckthorn Control Day; Wood Preservation Interview with Brian Trimble; Measuring Wood Volumes; Interesting Facts; Jack Parker Interview

October 2011  Topics: Invasive Survey in Vilas County; Announcement: Pilgrim River Watershed Project Challenge Grant; Under the Canopy at "Trees" First Forest Fest; Twolined Chestnut Borer - Part 2; From Joe; Used Lumber is Ideal for a Playhouse; In Da Woods - Here's Looking at Yew

July 2011  Topics: Upcoming events; Interview with Rod Sharka; Between the Lines - Land Values; Land and Water Conservation Fund; June 11th Birding Workshop; Wood Decay and Preservation Interview with Dana Richter; Terrestrial Invasive Plant Survey Report; A Walk in the Koehler's Woods; Twolined Chestnut Borer - Part 1

May 2011  Topics: Terrestrial Invasive Plant Survey update; Birding Workshop Announcement; Note from Joe; Partners in Forestry Prevails in Appeal On The Ottawa National Forest; Popoviches Preserve their Land for Posterity; Birds Eye Maple; God Talking to Saint Francis about Garden and Nature

April 2011  Topics: Terrestrial Invasive Plant Survey update; Joe's Comments; Upcoming Events and Announcements; Large Red Oak Removal Near the Cabin: Evaluation, Considerations and the Removal Process; Bronze Birch Borer; Stewardship Fund;  In Da Woods - Elm Comeback; What is Oak Wilt?

February 2011  Topics: Joe's Comments; Winter Adaptations; Hemlock Woolly Adelgid; In Da Woods - How One Thing Leads to Another; Stewardship Fund; Upcoming Events: Call for Volunteers for Forest Fest 2011; Interview with Dave Speirs; Letter to PIF Members from Mike Kispert

December 2010  Topics: Updating our member database; PIF Annual Meeting; Numbers Game; On Our Website; Stewardship Fund; Tom Navratil: City Boy/Woodsman; Visual Quality; In Da Woods - Martens; Upcoming Event - Trees for Tomorrow Forest Fest; Annual Meeting registration form

September 2010  Topics: Joe's Comments; Managed Forest Field Trip; Environmental Quiz Answers; Oak Wilt; Geary Searfoss; In Da Woods - Livin' by the Lake; Will Martens; Tree Facts; PIF Membership Application form

July 2010  Topics: Terrestrial Invasive Plants Upgrade; Joe's Comments; In Da Woods - Drum Corp; Hiking the Pilgrim River Watershed Project; Saratoga Spittlebug; Kwaterski Bros. produces high quality wood products for home construction and interior finish; Environmental Quiz

May 2010  Topics: Announcing new web site; Joe's Comments; Sugar Maples Trouble?; Danish Forestry; All I need to know about life I learned from trees; Common Sense from the saw shop 

March 2010  Topics: Invasive Plants in Wisconsin; What is the cause of Spruce Decline in Northern Wisconsin; Woody Biomass Harvesting Guidelines; Chain Saw Maintenance; Joe's Comments

January 2010  Topics: Joe's comments and Local economies; Pilgrim River Watershed Partnership; Annual meeting report; Considerations when purchasing woodlands; Native plants and wildlife; Diplodia fungal disease

Late Summer 2009  Topics: Estate Planning, your Living Legacy; Report from Trees for Tomorrow on the Estate Planning workshop; Would you purchase another wooded property?; Joe's Comments; Addition to the NHAL State Forest (over 1100 acres of land was added to the state forest); October 10 annual meeting will be held at Big Bear Hideaway, Boulder Junction

July-August 2009  Topics: Comments on Forest Estate Planning; Joe's Comments; Red Pine Pocket Mortality; Alternative Energy Calculations; Estate Planning Workshop, Map and Workshop registration

May 2009  Topics: Planning for your Woodland Estate; PIF on Invasive species; Garlic Mustard; Woody Biomass Extraction; Wood Energy vs Fossil Fuels; Profile of Al Hogenmiller logger

Spring 2009  Topics: PIF Interview with Barb Gajewski an Invasive Expert; SB28 Local Lumber Use Law; Jeff Niese on the Butternut Tree

2009 issue 1  Topics: Joe's comments; Paul DeLong, Chief State Forester, comments on the 2007 Wisconsin offspring study; Invasive shrub Honeysuckle; Remembering Walt and Gil

2008 issue 4  Topics: Joe's comments; Monahan Forest Tour Report; Annual Meeting; Elections to Board; Build yourself a Leopold Bench; Joe's Kretz Talk

2008 issue 3  Topics: Joe's comments; Evan's Editorial; Evan's easement; Roland's easement; June's easement; Walt's easement; Betty's easement; Ed's easement; Rod's easement

2008 issue 2  Topics: Canopy Notes; ATV view; Maple Syrup; Local Lumber use Bill; Forest Health Clinics; Forest Technology: Tree Planting; American Tree Farm System; Report from Central Wisconsin; Reflections on visits to the UP with Grandpa Lauri; Earth Day/Arbor Day; YOOPER; Braw (Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin)

2008 issue 1  Topics: Joe's Message; National Woodland Owners Association Survey to determine the top ten forestry issues affecting private landowners; Timber & Taxes & the IRS; Meet Carlos Montufar

Nov - Dec 2007  Topics: Director's Message; PIF's Annual Dinner Meeting October 25th; Sept 22nd Workshop; Letter to PIF from Senator Breske; "Talkin it up" ... with Bill n' Joanie; Meet Ed Drager & Monahan Forest

July - Aug 2007  Topics: Workshop Photos; More on ATVs; Utilities Concern; Survey Results; Sales Tax Update; Workshops and Field Tours; Lets Talk It Up

Jan - Feb 2007  Topics: The President's Corner; Vilas County Forest Plan Released; Member Feature: Walt and Anita Thiede at Wit's End Farm

July 2006  Topics: Notes from the Chair; Emerald Ash Borer Threatens Northern Forests; Why Save the Ash?; Emerald Ash Borer

Jan - Feb 2006  Topics: The President's Corner; Local Lumber Use Bill; NHAL Expansion Approved; UPPCo Land Sale Spells Further Fragmentation

Jul - Aug 2005  Topics: President's Corner; Jack Pine Budworm; Northern Wisconsin Forest Industry Sustainability to Fragmentation/Parcelization of Ownership

May - Jun 2005  Topics: From the Board; President's Corner; Wisconsin's Champion Trees; Northwoods Forestry Summit: Opportunity Within Crisis; Board of Commissioners of Public Lands Acquires Over 400 Acres in Vilas County

Mar - Apr 2005  Topics: The President's Corner; Grant Opportunities for Landowners; Northwoods Forestry Summit: Opportunity Within Crisis

Jan - Feb 2005  Topics: The President's Corner; Forestry and Invasive Species; Our Mission and Goals

Nov - Dec 2004  Topics: The President's Corner; Update: NHAL Boundary Expansion; Update: Forest Legacy; The Northwoods Initiative

Sep - Oct 2004  Topics: Annual Meeting Agenda; Meeting Highlights