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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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The Eastern Box Turtle

Woodland owners have the privilege of discovering the many fascinating animals that live here in the Midwest. One such species is the Eastern Box Turtle. Box turtles are categorized as the “Land Turtles.” They are commonly found throughout deciduous forests. … 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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In Memory of Jack Triplett

June 20, 1937 – November 26, 2015 Pike Lumber Company mourns the passing of Jack Triplett, a retiree who dedicated over 31 years of service to the company. Jack studied at the National Hardwood Lumber Association in Memphis, TN and … Continue reading

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Pike Supports Teacher’s Institute

Had Pike Lumber Company not stepped up to sponsor me at the 2015 Indiana Forestry Teacher Institute, I would not have experienced a life-changing week as I did. While the discussions among colleagues are always enlightening, the explanations of how … Continue reading

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Salamanders: Unique Indiana Critters

Salamanders are one of Indiana’s unique critters that often go unnoticed to many people. Indiana’s woodland and wetland habitats host twenty-two different species of salamanders. They are fascinating to many people because of their striking color patterns and distinctive habits. … Continue reading

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