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THE AMERICAN OAK PROJECT

casks. Since Kentucky produces hundreds of thousands of barrels each year
for both the bourbon and wine industry,
it seemed like a logical starting point.
Irish whiskey distillers already import
thousands of used bourbon barrels from
U.S. distilleries each year as vessels to
age their spirits.
The timing was good for Purser's visit
and we were able to fill the week's activities with meetings with stave mill operators, white oak sustainability seminars
and field tours of a select group of our
clients. Purser found two tours particularly interesting: Elk Creek Timber and
Tallow Creek Farm. These two familyowned farms have been maintaining
oak-hickory forest types on their farms
by implementing mid-story removals of
shade-tolerant tree species. The result
is a thick carpet of oak and hickory
reproduction under hundreds of acres
of mature stands of valuable oak; the

critical point being that advanced reproduction of vigorously growing oak must
first be established before harvesting
the mature overstory trees in order to
maintain these species in the next stand.
These practices increase the probability of establishing future oak hickory
stands and a supply of valuable white
oak timber for future generations. When
Purser arrived home and discussed his
findings with O'Gorman, the American
Oak Project started taking form.
The American Oak Project salutes
those innovative and industrious woodland owners who realize that their projects will outlive themselves, but are
still worth pursuing. Steven Taylor of
Elk Creek Timber has a favorite Greek
proverb that embodies the family's forest management philosophy: "Society
grows great when old men plant trees
whose shade they know they shall never
sit in."

If you are fortunate enough to join us
on the 2018 Irish forestry field tour, you
will have the opportunity to hear about
the American Oak Project firsthand. We
have been very graciously invited to tour
the Midleton Distillery and spend time
with Kevin O'Gorman, Finbarr Curran
and Paddy Purser as they educate us on
the relationship between Irish whiskey
and wood.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Consultant - 2018

From the Executive Director End Notes
From the President ACF: Forestry, Fellowship and Value
Sharing the Stories of the Trees: ACF Distinguished Forester Jim Able
Maple Syrup: A Steigerwaldt Family Tradition
The South Carolina Chapter and Forestry Students
The Association of Consulting Foresters Celebrates 70 Years
Carbon Offsets: A Viable Opportunity for Forest Landowners?
Changes of Biblical Proportions
Forests for Fish In Michigan, Foresters and Anglers are Learning from Each Other
Case Study: Richland Township Woods, North Central Indiana
Invasive Species 101
Evaluating Forest Inventory Technology for Small Landowners
Choosing the Right Accountant or Tax Preparer
The History of Forestry in Ireland
The American Oak Project Midleton Distillery Creates Rare Irish Whiskey to Promote Sustainable Forestry
Products & Services Marketplace
Index of Advertisers
Why not Surround Yourself with the Best?
The Consultant - 2018 - Intro
The Consultant - 2018 - cover1
The Consultant - 2018 - cover2
The Consultant - 2018 - 3
The Consultant - 2018 - 4
The Consultant - 2018 - 5
The Consultant - 2018 - From the Executive Director End Notes
The Consultant - 2018 - From the President ACF: Forestry, Fellowship and Value
The Consultant - 2018 - Sharing the Stories of the Trees: ACF Distinguished Forester Jim Able
The Consultant - 2018 - 9
The Consultant - 2018 - 10
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The Consultant - 2018 - Maple Syrup: A Steigerwaldt Family Tradition
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The Consultant - 2018 - The South Carolina Chapter and Forestry Students
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The Consultant - 2018 - The Association of Consulting Foresters Celebrates 70 Years
The Consultant - 2018 - 21
The Consultant - 2018 - Carbon Offsets: A Viable Opportunity for Forest Landowners?
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The Consultant - 2018 - Changes of Biblical Proportions
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The Consultant - 2018 - Forests for Fish In Michigan, Foresters and Anglers are Learning from Each Other
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The Consultant - 2018 - Case Study: Richland Township Woods, North Central Indiana
The Consultant - 2018 - 39
The Consultant - 2018 - Invasive Species 101
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The Consultant - 2018 - Evaluating Forest Inventory Technology for Small Landowners
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The Consultant - 2018 - Choosing the Right Accountant or Tax Preparer
The Consultant - 2018 - The History of Forestry in Ireland
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The Consultant - 2018 - The American Oak Project Midleton Distillery Creates Rare Irish Whiskey to Promote Sustainable Forestry
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The Consultant - 2018 - Products & Services Marketplace
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The Consultant - 2018 - Index of Advertisers
The Consultant - 2018 - 61
The Consultant - 2018 - Why not Surround Yourself with the Best?
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