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1 Forestry & Society Specialty Forest Products and Recreation HORT/RGSC 302 J.G. Mexal Spring 2002

2 Christmas Tree Production

3 Forestry Humor

4 Forestry & Society Specialty Forest Products Decoratives –cork –birch bark flats –bark mulch –pine straw/litter Chemicals –resins –naval stores –insecticides (neem) Waste products –walnut shells (tanning) Floral Greens –ferns –baby’s breath –mosses Christmas & Evergreen Boughs –pine cones –holly –branches Understory Plants –mushrooms –medicinals

5 Trees are Wedding Favors/Aug’03 The GreenWorld Project, a division of Itasca Greenhouse in Cohasset, will supply tree seedlings as wedding favors

6 Quercus suber Cork oak Forestry & Society Specialty Forest Products / Schery 1952

7 Forestry & Society Specialty Forest Products

8 Forestry & Society Specialty Forest Products

9 17 billion bottles of wine produced each year 9% = synthetic 12% of corks contaminated with fungus that produces 2,4,6-trichloroanisole, or TCA Forestry & Society Specialty Forest Products

10 Christmas trees and greens = $500/ton Bear grass = $0.43/bunch Huckelberry = $0.73/bunch Salal = $1.06/bunch Scotch broom = $0.51/bunch Sword fern = $0.64/bunch Moss = $0.37/lb Non-timber Forest Products/ Alexander et al. 2002

11 Medicinal Plants –Saw palmetto berries ($55/lb) Wild mushrooms- –Boletus = $5.69 –Chanterelles = $3.26 –Morels = $5.04 –American matsutake = $14.08 WA, OR, ID wild mushroom value

12 Edible mushrooms in the NW/ Pilz & Molina ForEcolMgt 155:3:2002

13 Forestry & Society Specialty Products/Matsutake mushrooms J.For. 97:4-11:1999 FS Income ($) 10,000 5,000 Permits (no) FS Income ($) Permits (no) Yield (lb/ac)

14 Forestry & Society Specialty Products/edible mushrooms Science Findings 28/oct’00 In 1992: –morels1.3 million lbs –chanterelles1.1 million lbs –matsutake0.8 million lbs from ID,OR,WA

15 Mushroom Harvesting in Mexico/ Ciencia Forestal

16 Forestry & Society Specialty Products/edible mushrooms J.For. 97:4-11:1999 Morchella elata - morels Chantharellus cibarius - chanterelles Tricholoma magnivelare - Matsutake

17 Thinning vs mushroom production-OR/ Pilz et al. JFor104(1):9:’06 Chanterelles (lb/ac) Thinned in ‘96

18 Forestry & Society Specialty Forest Products/Missouri Product –Witch hazel –Purple cone flower –Black walnut hulls –Genseng –Goldenseal –May apple –Slippery elm Demand (lbs) –>110,000 – 65,000 –>200,000 – 230,000 – 275,000 – 220,000 – 200,000

19 Forestry & Society Specialty Forest Products/Pacific NW

20 Maple Syrup (Acer saccharum) –$30 KK/yr (1.36 KK gal) –Top States Vermont (#1 = 40%) Maine New York Massachusetts (9th = 50 K gal) –40 gal sugar) will make 1 gal syrup –28 sugar) will make 1 gal Forestry & Society Specialty Forest Products-NE

21 Forestry & Society Specialty Products/Peru

22 Resin Collection Rubber Extraction “Extract the value of the tree before cutting it down”/ Ciencia Forestal

23 Forestry & Society Specialty Products / Naval Stores- Schultz 1997 Paraquat Oleoresin (%) Height above Wound

24 Western Red Cedar/ Thuja plicata Greg Gilbert

25 Forestry & Society Specialty Forest Products- Chile, Canada Peat Moss - Chile

26 Forestry & Society Specialty Forest Products- Silkworm moth w/ cocoon/ feeds on mulberry

27 Forestry & Society Specialty Forest Products- So. Pine needles

28 Forestry & Society Specialty Forest Products-biomass

29 Monarch Butterfly Neotropical Parrots Recreation or Ecotourism/ Ciencia Forestal

30 Forestry & Society Recreation Visitor Days (RVDs) by Agency/ USDA FS Ecosystem Management 1993 Ann. Rep KK RVDs 22

31 Forestry & Society Below Cost Recreation (in $1,000)/ Policy Studies J. 23:258,286:1995

32 Forestry & Society Specialty Products/Review Questions What are some of the specialty products extracted from forests in the US? In the world? Should the US government support ‘below- cost’ recreation? Why? Can specialty products be harvested on a sustainable basis?


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