â€‹Tree disease and insect outbreaks are a lot like fires and floods - they make the news headlines and can lead to some anxiety on the part of landowners. There are times when we should consider harvesting trees before they are destroyed by a pest and other times it is not necessary. Seek an expert before harvesting your trees.
If a bad haircut was fatal, you would be very choosy about your hairstyle. However, each year hundreds of homeowners have their trees pruned by topping; a horticultural "bad haircut" that shortens the life of the tree and leads to greater expense later.
This book brings together a lifetime of sawmill experience and technical training to help readers solve lumber manufacturing problems and save money. Dr. Dan Cassens has spent 30 years in close association with both the hardwood lumber and veneer-producing industries, as well as with the users of hardwood products.
Indiana is pretty familiar with the Tax Foundation's Business Tax Climate Index. The index measures which state tax systems are the friendliest to businesses. We like their ranking because they like us. Indiana ranks 8th on their 2015 list. We hope that being so business-friendly will encourage business expansion in our state, leading to more jobs and higher pay.