Acquisition Brings New Commitment to Crescent Communities’ Integrated Real Estate Platform and Long-term Growth Initiatives Crescent Communities Will Continue to Operate with the Same Name and Management Team CHARLOTTE, N.C. and BELLEVUE, Wash., April 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crescent Communities, LLC, a residential and commercial real estate company, and Sumitomo Forestry America, Inc. (“Sumitomo”), a comprehensive housing and wood products corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd., today announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which Crescent Communities’ three key businesses will be acquired by Sumitomo. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2018 and is subject to customary closing conditions. The transaction is not subject to any financing contingency. The acquired business will take the Crescent Communities name and remain headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, … [Read more...] about Crescent Communities to be Acquired by Sumitomo Forestry America, Inc.
In sort of a move from the trees to the forest, Sonya Germann will take over the post of Forestry Division administrator for the state Department of Natural Resources and Conservation.Germann was promoted from the DNRC’s Trust Land Management Division (which handled most of the agency’s timber sales) for the Forestry Division. There, she will oversee DNRC’s forest fire and aviation operations, business management, policy and planning and forestry assistance programs. The Trust Land Management Division produces an annual harvest of 56.9 million board-feet of timber from state-owned forests. “We do a lot of partnering with the Forest Service to help manage national forest system lands,” Germann said. “We also cooperate with firefighting on federal lands.”A native of Ennis, Germann earned a bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology and liberal studies from the University of Montana. She spent time as a wildlife technician for the U.S. … [Read more...] about Montana DNRC chooses new forestry chief
MONT ALTO, Pa. — "I remember waking up on the ground. ... Help! ... My head hurts, guys."It might have appeared as though a forester suffered a serious injury in Michaux State Forest on Thursday, but the convincingly real situation was a training scenario for Penn State Mont Alto students and local emergency responders.The chest on the simulator mannequin rose and fell in shallow motions as its respiratory rate changed. The mannequin's eyelids fluttered, and someone with a microphone was able to give voice to the "injured forester" nicknamed Mike."It was very realistic," student Silas Dishong said after the mannequin was removed from the woods on a spineboard.Twelve Penn State Mont Alto forestry students participated in the early stage of an emergency simulation Thursday. They provided first aid to not only the mannequin that was pinned under a fallen tree, but also to a student who — in a surprise coordinated with faculty — acted as though he fell and shattered his … [Read more...] about Trauma exercise helps forestry, nursing students practice treatment
In Rob Davis’ eight years as Denver’s tree czar, he had never seen such arboreal anarchy as the mess of fallen trees left by Tuesday’s wild winds. “Our phones just wouldn’t stop for hours,” said Davis, the city’s forester. “I was very proud of a lot of our people who stayed here until 9 p.m. and our contractors who were out until 3 or 4 a.m.” Amid wind gusts as fast as 80 mph in some metro areas, few things were safe from the howling drafts that tipped tractor-trailers, stirred massive dust storms, stoked wildfires and hurled patio furniture off balconies. Davis’ department Tuesday got about 250 downed-tree calls, which Denver Parks and Recreation spokeswoman Cyndi Karvaski said didn’t include those received by 911 or other agencies. The forestry department immediately dispatched about 60 contractors to tackle emergency problems such as blocked roads or down power lines. “Every tree has a level of risk,” … [Read more...] about Tree carnage from winds worst in recent memory, Denver city forestry office says
View Comments Mary Harrell manages the Friends of Trees' Portland office. She has been with Friends of Trees since 1996. Oregon's Department of Forestry and the Oregon Community Trees gave Harrell one of four recipients of the 2018 Oregon Urban and Community Forestry awards. Harrell manages the Friends of Trees' Portland office. She has been with Friends of Trees since 1996. Also honored with the Oregon Urban and Community Forestry awards were Paul Hennon with city of Tualatin, Casey Roland of Casey P. Roland Tree Care in Ashland and Plant Oregon in Southern Oregon. View the discussion thread. blog comments powered by DISQUS back to top … [Read more...] about Portland volunteer honored with forestry award