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navigate the complexities of
forest management.
Tyrone and Edna, though
interested, wanted time to think
through all they had learned at
the conference. Perry continued
to follow up over the next several
months, taking the time to listen
to the Williams' needs and vision
and answer their questions. Perry
knew he needed to reassure
the Williams family and gain
their trust for them to take the
next step. It took nearly a year
for Tyrone and Edna to join the
program.
Finally ready to get started, the
couple began meeting regularly
with Perry, along with their
county forester and other forestry
professionals, to plan their
restoration activities. They also
contacted the Natural Resources
Conservation Service to arrange

financial help, and they met with
a lawyer to set up a trust that will
eventually transfer the land to their
children. It was exactly the broad
range of support the Williams'
needed to get started in forest
stewardship.
In time, Fourtee Acres began
to change. First, they harvested
37 acres of mature loblolly pines.
The following year, 14 acres were
reforested, with the remaining 23
acres taking another two years
- along with extensive spraying,
shearing and bedding. The family
also planted low-lying shrubs and
berry bushes and began honing
their green thumbs by gardening
and crop farming.
Bobwhite quail soon returned to
the property, thanks to those newly
planted loblollies. Then more birds,
rabbits, and deer started to call
Fourtee Acres home as well.

Along with their
healthy woodland,
Tyrone's passion
and interest for
managing the
land was growing.
The more he
learned
about
caring for
his land,
the more he
wanted to
expand his
education.
Perry
suggested he
and Edna join
the American Tree Farm System
and take their stewardship to
the next level: meeting high
standards of sustainability,
getting to know a wider and more
diverse network of landowners,
and continuing to advance their
forestry knowledge.
At his first Tree Farm event,
Tyrone was energized by the
passion in the room. He quickly
began making connections and
hearing new ideas to help wildlife
and better utilize the timber on his
property.
All the support Tyrone and
Edna received prompted them to
pay it forward and begin to help
others. Today, they host other
minority landowners on their
property, speak at events, and
lead seminars on how to keep
land in the family. They often tell
others, "It doesn't matter what
your kids or grandkids do with the
land. What's important is that you
set up the framework, so that
they can."
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"ALTON AND EVERYONE WE MET WITH REALLY
FOCUSED ON LISTENING AND HELPING US DO WHAT
WE WANTED TO OUR LAND. WE NEVER DREAMED WE
WOULD HAVE SO MUCH SUPPORT IN TAKING CARE
OF OUR FOREST."



Woodland - Spring 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Woodland - Spring 2019

Overstory
Forest Interactions Seedlings
Forests and Families
Brittany Vanderwall: Saying Yes to Opportunity
‘chipping In’ to Reduce Wildfire Risk in California
Strength in Numbers: Tree Farmers and Advocacy Leaders Rally to Recover Post-Disaster
Tools and Resources
Growing Forest Conservation, Together: The 2019 National Leadership Conference
Woodland - Spring 2019 - Intro
Woodland - Spring 2019 - cover1
Woodland - Spring 2019 - cover2
Woodland - Spring 2019 - 3
Woodland - Spring 2019 - Overstory
Woodland - Spring 2019 - 5
Woodland - Spring 2019 - Forest Interactions Seedlings
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - 14
Woodland - Spring 2019 - Forests and Families
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - 17
Woodland - Spring 2019 - Brittany Vanderwall: Saying Yes to Opportunity
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - 23
Woodland - Spring 2019 - ‘chipping In’ to Reduce Wildfire Risk in California
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - Strength in Numbers: Tree Farmers and Advocacy Leaders Rally to Recover Post-Disaster
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - Tools and Resources
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - Growing Forest Conservation, Together: The 2019 National Leadership Conference
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