On Being An Observer

On Being An Observer
  On the road…again!  Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams  Chronicles of a Footloose Forester  By Dick Pellek      On Being An Observer   Every once in a while, the Footloose Forester (and everybody else) shows disappointment that something important that should have been recognized was not, something that should have been...
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Everyday Science and Math for Foresters

Everyday Science and Math for Foresters
  Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Everyday Science and Math, for a Forester   High school math and science courses are required for admission into forestry schools around the country.  At some stage of their careers, most field foresters will have in their...
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Coffee Plants, Coffee Cherries, Coffee Berries, Coffee Beans

Coffee Plants, Coffee Cherries, Coffee Berries, Coffee Beans
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Coffee Plants, Coffee Cherries, Coffee Berries, Coffee Beans, Coffee Makers, and Coffee Cups   The whole world knows something about coffee.  Many millions of people drink it every day.  A few million are involved in growing it, hundreds...
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Dr. Ben Stout Was My Kind of Guy

Dr. Ben Stout Was My Kind of Guy
On the road…again!!! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Dr. Ben Stout Was My Kind of Guy It is true that having a receptive mood is one of the conditions that is required for the Footloose Forester to even draft a chronicle.  If something inside...
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If You Ever Go Across the Sea to Java

If You Ever Go Across the Sea to Java
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   If You Ever Go Across the Sea to Java   “If you ever go across the sea to Ireland,” the plaintive words of an old but enchanting melody begin. The haunting Irish melody forms your thoughts into dreams...
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Environmental Disasters

Environmental Disasters
    Acer rubrum To Zyzyphus jujuba Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Environmental Disasters For much of the last 30 years, the issue of the environment has become a political football, with political parties lining up on opposite sides of that football.  That...
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Rain Shadows and Rainforests

Rain Shadows and Rainforests
Acer rubrum To Zyzyphus jujuba Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    Rain Shadows and Rainforests   On the one hand, you have those who believe in global warming; and on the other side of the divide are those who are currently labeled as climate...
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Single-Tree Selection Becomes High-Grading

Single-Tree Selection Becomes High-Grading
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Single Tree Selection Becomes High-Grading   With all the talk about deforestation and the evils of cutting down trees, people everywhere should remember that humans have been cutting down trees ever since they invented the tools to...
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Professional Forest Management

Professional Forest Management
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Professional Forest Management Integrating soil/site aspects in planting strategy   This essay/story evolves from a critique about a real-time, first-rate example of forest management and real-time planning of forest plantations in Ireland.  Thanks to the Irish Forestry...
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Planting Trees By The Numbers

Planting Trees By The Numbers
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Planting by the Numbers   Most adults have planted a tree or two and gained satisfaction from having done so.  Perhaps they also mused about how tall it would become and if the fruit would ripen for them...
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Rainforest or Not?

Rainforest or Not?
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek Rainforests or Not?   Discussing rainforests is not the same as explaining rainforests and reporting from a rainforest is not the same as reporting about rainforests. Likewise, discussing rainforests does not and should not imply that the reporter or...
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Rosewood By Any Other Name

Rosewood By Any Other Name
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    Rosewood By Any Other Name   Most everyone agrees that truth in advertising is a policy that should be followed simply because everyone wants to know what they are getting and to get what they are paying for. ...
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Street Trees and Village Shade

Street Trees and Village Shade
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Street Trees and Village Shade There is little doubt that trees beautify the landscape in any large city or small town.  Street trees are aesthetic treasures that may be ignored at times but gain attention when they are...
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Aesthetic Trees

Aesthetic Trees
  Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Aesthetic Trees Legacy trees evolve from singular or group specimens that have had, or will become, historical, cultural, or botanical icons.   The mystique and mystery of remote forests of towering giants, the wildness of tropical jungles,...
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Smoke Along The Rubicon Trail

Smoke Along The Rubicon Trail
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Smoke Along The Rubicon Trail     From among the few categories that form the framework of the storyteller’s letterhead of the Footloose Forester: Essays, Stories, Adventure, Dreams , this chronicle and a delicious story is based...
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Deforestation, Reforestation, and Afforestation

Deforestation, Reforestation, and Afforestation
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Deforestation, Reforestation, and Afforestation   The continuous evolution of digital technology across written, audio, and pictorial media has resulted in each medium of expression having an ever-improving capability to create and to share our personal expressions of...
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Eureka! Koa is a Superstar

Eureka! Koa is a Superstar
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Eureka! Koa is a Superstar Getting to travel into rural areas in The Third World gives the traveler a perspective you won’t find in the glossy photos of glamorous magazines. Whereas most people can relate to a stroll...
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Why Footloose Forester Won't Write A Novel

Why Footloose Forester Won't Write A Novel
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Why Footloose Forester Won’t Write A Novel As snippets of clichés and other prompts for new chronicles popped into his head, the Footloose Forester decided that at least two of them were determining factors in his decision to...
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Pets, Weeds, and Invasive Plants

Pets, Weeds, and Invasive Plants
Acer rubrum To Zyzyphus jujuba Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Pets, Weeds, and Invasive Plants   There are so many ways to think about the animals and plants of this earth that it becomes haltingly tentative for anyone to embark on a...
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Legacy Of The Land

Legacy Of The Land
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek        Legacy Of The Land   If you are not making many mistakes, you are not being very creative.  Now, that is a stinging indictment…to the reader, whomever that is, and from the writer…whomever that was. ...
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