Forestry Industry Innovations and News | Rayonier

Category: Forestry

The support employees, who do not work in the field, got to experience what it’s like to plant a forest of baby trees under the watchful eye of our foresters at this team-building event.
Rayonier Research Biometrician Stephanie Patton explains what a Forest Biometrician does and what it takes to become one.
The in-house research team not only stays on top of the latest research, but conducts research projects of their own to address challenges in our forests.
We look at several different types of logging careers and examing what it takes to get into a logging career.
What do foresters do on a daily basis? Spend a day with Rayonier Resource Land Manager Wes Yeomans!
Rayonier and its hunting customers share a sense of responsibility for the land’s resources, creating a partnership that benefits forests and wildlife.
Pollinators like bees and butterflies are attracted to working forests, where cleared or newly-planted areas have plenty of pollen to browse. Our beekeeper video and all images in this story were captured in Rayonier forests.
A forester’s work goes far beyond trees. They are also trained to recognize, preserve and protect vulnerable species. Rayonier employees explain how protecting the nests of bald eagles is another aspect of sustainable forestry.
After more than 30 years with Rayonier, Terri Hall was a natural choice to follow for a “day in the life of a forester.” Learn more about this veteran forester as she takes us through a typical day in the field.
If you could go back in time 50 years and observe a commercial forest, you would notice a vast difference from the forests today. Modern trees grow faster, straighter and healthier than their ancestors. Why is this, exactly?
Future Rayonier forests depend on the precise and careful collection of pollen. We share what pollen is and how we collect this microscopic dust to ensure the preservation of one of the world’s most depended-upon resources: trees.
North Carolina State graduate student Austin Cary gives us an inside look at his Rayonier mentorship experience through his school’s new National Needs Fellowship. The program is designed to bring more people of color into forestry.
With the extremely rare Red Hills Salamander’s habitat on our land, Rayonier foresters play an important role in protecting this threatened species.
Patrick Dravitzki shares how he switched from studying commerce to studying forestry and never looked back.
Seamus Bardoul discovered forestry early, choosing to attend the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, to bring his dreams to fruition.
Foresters typically replant a forest within one to two years after a harvest. Site prep techniques create an ideal micro-environment, giving baby trees the best chance to grow into a healthy forest.
Wise business decisions play a critical role in every aspect of forestry. The University of Georgia combines its renowned forestry and business programs to offer a unique program focused on the business side of forestry.
The University of Florida graduate shares what it was like growing up in a logging family, and what made him choose to become a forester.
Follow the journey as a group of trees from a Rayonier forest become 2×4 and 2×6 boards at a West Fraser sawmill. Lumber is primarily used to build new houses and in repair and remodeling projects.
Is forest management the key to drastically reducing wildfire risk? In this series, we talk to experienced foresters and firefighters about how to reduce the severity and frequency of forest fires, how to improve a wildland fire crew’s ability to put a fire out and what causes mega fires. In this first installment, Rayonier foresters...