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Kentucky Coffeetree

Kentucky Coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus) is a rare tree species in the woods of Indiana. It is most often found in small patches on limestone outcroppings and bottomland soils, and has scaly, irregular, light-gray bark that curls up slightly at the edges. The … Continue reading

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Pike Lumber Company’s “Axe-Men”

Although it may seem to be only good entertainment, the national television shows that portray logging hit close to home for those at Pike.  Our Ax-Men in particular can attest to the grueling nature of the job of being a … Continue reading

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Bees & Basswood Trees

During spring, the silent flowering Basswood tree commonly goes unnoticed to us, but not to the bees.  Basswoods produce fragrant, yellow flowers that dangle precariously underneath the heart shaped leaves.  Basswoods that bloom during May and July, produce prolific amounts … Continue reading

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Pike Hosts Annual 2nd Grade Tour

For the first time, a second generation of family walks the woods on Pike’s 23rd Annual 2nd Grade Tour for Akron Elementary students. Among first and second-generation students to attend were Ashley Potter and her son Oliver. Ashley’s father Brian … Continue reading

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Rich Solano is 2015 IHLA President

We are pleased to announce the induction of Rich Solano as the 2015 President of the Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association (IHLA) located in Indianapolis, Indiana. IHLA is the second largest hardwood lumber association in the United States with members in … Continue reading

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Best Management Practices

Best Management Practices, or BMPs as they are known in the industry, were established in 1998 through a cooperative effort from the logging, sawmilling, forestry, environmental and regulatory agencies.  As a forestland owner, you are well aware that the forest … Continue reading

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