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Photo Compliments of: Big Sky Country Photos Question: Montana is the 3rd largest state in the continental U.S.  in regards to land mass. What 2 states are larger? Answer: Texas and California   Question: What is the population of Montana? Answer: 989,415 Question: How many Montana town have a population of 10,000 or greater? Answer: […]

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After numerous requests from our customers to start producing a circle sawn flooring, we are now proud to offer our new “Mill Cut” flooring line. Our Montana Mill Cut flooring is a traditional flooring product that has been popular out West for years. Flooring trends have changed in recent years from clear (no knots) flooring […]

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Source: Distinctly Montana More than 600,000 acres of Montana wildlands burned last summer, sparking renewed debate about public forest management. Last fall, U. S. Forest Service officials made the rounds of evening meetings to defend the decisions they made both before and during the fires, while armchair forest managers pointed to alternative strategies that might […]

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By: Professor Peter Kolb, University of Montana College of Forestry and Conservation Across central Europe, forests have been harvested intensively and continually for over 2000 years. Many countries there, notably Sweden, Germany, Austria, France, and Switzerland have developed forest management practices that maintain forest productivity, biodiversity, scenic, and recreational beauty, and that have greatly limited catastrophic […]

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Photo compliments of: Big Sky Country Photo’s Question- A driver on Highway 200 traveling the 300 miles between Lewistown and Sidney would encounter how many towns where gasoline is sold? Answer- Three

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By: Professor Peter Kolb, University of Montana College of Forestry and Conservation The bark beetle outbreak we are experiencing across the entire western portion of North America is the result of multiple ecological factors converging at the same time. Its occurrence is not a surprise for foresters across western forests as the current expansiveness of […]

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Picture compliments of: Flooring Service Group Atlanta Finding a good flooring installer is as important if not more than the floor itself. Rustic flooring continues to gain popularity, but is also a bit more challenging to finish and install. We’ll periodically recommend or endorse other companies, installers, and builders. If you live in the Atlanta […]

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After doing this for so long we sometimes forget to answer the most common questions. A common question we get is, “So, what exactly is standing timber?” Dead-standing trees refer to trees that have been killed in the forest by a naturally occurring event. The majority of dead-standing trees in Montana are a result of […]

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Photo compliments of: Big Sky Country Photos Question: What country has about the same amount of timber land as Montana, has a population of 83 million compared to Montana’s 975,000, and produces 12 billion board feet of lumber per year compared to Montana’s 400 million board feet? Answer: Germany  

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Click this link to contact us and receive a delivered price to your project.  Douglas Fir Timber Properties: Wood Strength and More Description: Douglas Fir has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any wood species. Primarily found in the western US and Canada, Douglas Fir is frequently used for structural dimension lumber and for interior finish work in […]

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Source: Salt Lake Tribune Photo compliments of: Big Sky Country Photos Putting wood chips to work could be the West’s best hope at saving its forests. Right now, there are too few profits to persuade the too few loggers to prune trees from tens of millions of sickly acres, government foresters believe. But turning overabundant […]

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Photo compliments of: Big Sky Country Photos Question: The largest number of Indians ever gathered together for a single battle fought which battle in Montana? Answer: Battle of the Little Big Horn, known as Custers Last Stand. Indian numbers were estimated from 10,000 to 15,000.   Question: How many of General Custer’s unit of 215 […]

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Source: The New York Times WISE RIVER, Mont. — The trees spanning many of the mountainsides of western Montana glow an earthy red, like a broadleaf forest at the beginning of autumn. But these trees are not supposed to turn red. They are evergreens, falling victim to beetles that used to be controlled in part […]

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Source: Missoulian Photo Compliments of: Big Sky Country Photos LUBRECHT EXPERIMENTAL FOREST – Somewhere between the clearcut practices of 30 years ago and today’s debate over the proper size of wood chips, forest sustainability and management has absorbed some major changes. “We’ve had to work on regaining trust,” Montana State University extension forestry professor Peter […]

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Photo compliments of: Big Sky Country Photos Question   The 19 million acres of national forest in Montana are about the size of what eastern seaboard state? Answer South Carolina                    

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