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Offline WDH

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Re: Meet the pros
« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2008, 06:50:52 am »
It was a cruise only a forester could enjoy, big plantations, and being sold to an investment group. 

It is hard to enjoy any cruise in the Deep South in June/July :).
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Re: Meet the pros
« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2008, 08:31:14 am »
Yeah, I can't imagine the heat down there. Only in the 70-80's here and today was super humid. I was wet in about 15 minutes from perspiration of woods walking, even the cap was soaked and dripping from the beak.  Of course crawling across two big ravines with 70% slope can work up a good sweet in a cool day. ::)

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Meet the pros
« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2008, 04:46:38 pm »
Degree: Forest Management, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, 2005

Years of experience: 3

Areas of expertise:  Since I'm in the Pacific Northwest now, I can probably pass myself as an expert in hardwoods!

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Re: Meet the pros
« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2008, 01:24:01 pm »
Paul Verbyla

B.S. Natural Resource Management, 1979 Rutgers Univ.
M.S. Forest Economics, 1981  Virginia Tech

27 years in forestry

Consulting Forester in Virginia working for private landowners.

Forest Landowner in Coastal Plain and Piedmont Virginia
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Re: Meet the pros
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2008, 06:18:31 pm »
Welcome to the forum BWT. What part of Florida?

I'm in the big city of Perry.

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Re: Meet the pros
« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2008, 03:29:22 pm »
Degree: BSF University of Arkansas 1976
Masters work 1977 & 78 Idaho/Washington/OSU - didn't complete it

Years of experience:40 -  I started in the woods in the 8th grade working Purchaser road construction as a grunt.

Areas of expertise: Eating and fine cold beer.  In forestry probably sampling and cruising, silviculture and management (anymore that's more than likely personnel).

Having worked in the South, Northern Rockies, Central Rockies and Pacific NW I've had a good run.  Figure 10 - 15 more good years in me to see the rest. 

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Re: Meet the pros
« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2008, 10:41:43 pm »
Rocky,

I probably competed against you in the Conclave.  1976 was Stephen F. Austin.  If you were there, I am sure that you can never forget that rain.
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Re: Meet the pros
« Reply #27 on: July 09, 2008, 09:51:49 am »
I thought 1976 was Mississippi State, I never made it to Texas.  Florida in 1973, NC State in 1974, UGA in 75, and MSU in 76.  'Course, there may have been drinking involved..............
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Re: Meet the pros
« Reply #28 on: July 09, 2008, 04:45:31 pm »
Angie Fernadez Forestry Engineer, Regent. Also certifiled for doing environmental studies.
Education: TEC, Heredia, Costa Rica, Graduated, 2006

Job, full-time forestry engineer for Finca Leola S.A.
Job entails:
  1. Development of planting maps for each year
   2. Management of 100,000 tree nursery
  3. Working with MINAE (like your DEC)
  4. Trying to keep Don Fred from going nuts... (but not succeeding too well)

 :D
So, how did I end up here anyway?

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Re: Meet the pros
« Reply #29 on: July 09, 2008, 04:48:21 pm »
I posted the above for Angie just in case anyone has tropical tree questions. Besides, I am pretty happy that we now have a full-time person, she graduated top of her class too.
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Re: Meet the pros
« Reply #30 on: July 09, 2008, 10:58:31 pm »
I thought 1976 was Mississippi State, I never made it to Texas.  Florida in 1973, NC State in 1974, UGA in 75, and MSU in 76.  'Course, there may have been drinking involved..............

Well, I competed against you in 1976 in UGA!  1976 was not in MSU, it was in Georgia.  1977 was in Stephen F. Austin.  1978 was in Clemson and 1979 was in Monticello, AR. 

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Than an Arkansas Hog!"

Sorry, I could not resist the old chant :).  We heard, "ARK... ANS... AS ARKANSAS!! so many times that we poor Georgians had to retaliate ;D.  It was all in good fun. 
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Re: Meet the pros
« Reply #31 on: July 10, 2008, 09:28:25 am »
You're right, '76 was UGA.  Hey - watch it or I'll start the A, A, ARK <grin>.
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Re: Meet the pros
« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2008, 09:35:27 am »
Old rivalries, as deep as Scots Orangemen.  Just kidding. ;D :D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Meet the pros
« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2008, 11:50:09 am »
I will have to say that those razorbacks were hard to beat :).
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Re: Meet the pros
« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2008, 09:08:51 am »

Even harder if you are downwind.   ;D
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« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2008, 09:12:36 am »
WDH, bass fiddle player eh?  Well if you can lug that thing around I can certainly throw my guitar into the truck.  Maybe we'll meet and pick someday.

By the way, how many bluegrass bass players does it take to change a light bulb?  1,2 - 1,2 - 1,2......    ;D
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Re: Meet the pros
« Reply #36 on: July 12, 2008, 10:21:05 am »
Well, this has certainly gone south, might as well start talking about food!!! 8)
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Re: Meet the pros
« Reply #37 on: July 12, 2008, 10:25:25 am »
Anybody got some cheese?  :-\

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Meet the pros
« Reply #38 on: July 12, 2008, 08:31:33 pm »
Y'all are just jealous because you can't change a light bulb :D.
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Re: Meet the pros
« Reply #39 on: July 13, 2008, 07:52:21 am »
Well, how many foresters does it take to change a light bulb?  ::)
So, how did I end up here anyway?