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Wood Products

Description: Photograph of charcoaled wood from culled hardwoods. Many acres of LeFlore county soils are covered with cull hardwoods. Where the soil is well suited to tame pasture production, many land owners are removing the cull hardwoods in order to establish the area to improve pasture plants. By charcoaling the cull hardwoods a usable product is secured and a help in the cost of pasture development is realized.
Date: February 4, 1966
Creator: Ball, Lemuel
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Land Clearing

Description: Photograph of land clearing. Large trees pushed over with dozers leave holes in the ground. These holes will be filled, brush piles burned, land prepared, and cleared area seeded to fescue. Joe Qualls, left; A.D. McKenzie
Date: unknown
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Cull Tree Removal Contractor

Description: Photograph of Left to right: J. W. Adams, Cull Tree Removal Contracor, Wister, Oklahoma; Mrs. John Bateman, LeFlore County Soil Conservation District cooperator. Encouraged by Joe and Jack Johnson, J. W. Adams became interested in helping landowners to develop their land. Mrs. Bateman was encouraged by Joe and Jack Johnson to become a cooperator of the LeFlore County Soil Conservation District and she has since that time become a "Tree Farmer" and has improved over 500 acres of commercial timbeā€¦ more
Date: unknown
Creator: Turney, Douglas
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Wildlife Den Trees

Description: Photograph of a sycamore tree with a hollow which is used by squirrel or small furbearers for a den or shelter. In pine release such trees, as well as a goodly number of food trees, are left in order to provide food, cover and den trees for beneficial wildlife.
Date: October 26, 1964
Creator: Ball, Lemuel F., Jr.
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Wildlife Den Trees

Description: Photograph of a den tree left when the cull hardwoods were deadened to release the pines. SCS Technicians recommend 3 to 5 den trees per acre to be left when pine are released.
Date: May 6, 1965
Creator: Ball, Lemuel
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Wood Products

Description: Photograph of wood which has been charcoaled still retains some identity. The chunks are readily recognized as from an oak, hickory, etc.
Date: February 4, 1966
Creator: Ball, Lemuel
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Robert S. Kerr near Coaldale

Description: Photograph of strip dump as being developed into a very good wildlife area. The locust on the spoil pile and the fish in the pit area. Senator Kerr is rapidly carrying out the plan he and SCS technicians determined best for his soil. OK-1382-8.
Date: July 3, 1961
Creator: Ball, Lemuel
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Farming Equipment and Methods

Description: Photograph of a Soil and Water Conservation District [SWCD] manager getting Greenfield Bermuda grass roots for springging. The District makes equipment available to do conservation for which there is not equipment available from other sources. OK-1382-1.
Date: July 30, 1961
Creator: Costner, Andrew
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Farming Equipment and Methods

Description: Photograph of Le Flore County Soil and Water Conservation District [SWCD] equipment being used by a cooperator to put 200 pounds of 10-20-10 fertilizer and small grain in Bermuda grass sod. Pasture is ideal. Sod drill is designed to put seed and fertilizer in the ground in sod in one operation. Works with excellent results on medium-textured permeable soils. OK-1480-10.
Date: October 16, 1961
Creator: Ball, Lemuel
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Tree Diseases

Description: Photograph of a crooked pine tree with little commercial value. Note crooks and limb condition. OK-1494-7.
Date: October 27, 1961
Creator: Ball, Lemeul
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Trees, Tree Farms, Woodlands, and Forests

Description: Photograph of the planting of pine seedlings. Joe Johnson is planting pine seedlings with new type of planting bar. Joe not only talks it--he does it. Joe planted 10,000 trees during the 1958-1959 planting season. Joe and jack Johnson, "Mr. Oklahoma Tree Farmers" of 1960, have encouraged many land owners to plant trees. OK-795-11.
Date: November 21, 1958
Creator: Turney, Douglas
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Trees, Tree Farms, Woodlands, and Forests

Description: Photograph of tree planting. Jim Thompson, Le Flore County Soil Conservation District [SCD] employee, planting Black Locust trees with dibble bar. Bill Mccain, left, Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Department, furnished plantings for wildlife cover. Parks Harlan constructed the fences and furrowed the rows. OK-1072-11.
Date: February 1, 1960
Creator: Turney, Douglas
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Trees, Tree Farms, Woodlands, and Forests

Description: Photograph of timber stand improvement. Mr. Earl Johnson pointing out young pine seedlings released by use of district-owned tree injector using a mixture of 2-4-5T [a herbicide, a principal ingredient of Agent Orange] and diesel oil. Method of application was suggested by Soil Conservation technician. OK-722-9.
Date: July 1958
Creator: Turney, Douglas
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Grass, Legume and Forb Cultivation

Description: Photograph of Soil Conservation Service men observing growth of Greenfield Bermuda grass and ladino clover on soil with very slowly permeable subsoil. State Soil Conservationist Rowley of Oklahoma and Gault of Arkansas. OK-1376-9.
Date: July 20, 1961
Creator: Ball, Lemuel
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Grass, Legume and Forb Cultivation

Description: Photograph of loading fertilizer into a fertilizer box on a two-row Bermuda grass sprigger. Landowner is applying fertilizer as per Soil Conservation Service [SCS] technician's recommendation for soil conserving grass pasture. This cooperator understands the need for proper plant food for the establishment of the grass. OK-1361-6.
Date: July 13, 1961
Creator: Ball, Lemuel
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Grass, Legume and Forb Cultivation

Description: Photograph of Soil and Water Conservation District [SWCD] manager getting Greenfield Bermuda grass roots for sprigging. The District makesequipment available to do conservation for which there is not equipment available from other sources. OK-1382-1.
Date: July 30, 1961
Creator: Costner, Andrew
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society

Grass, Legume and Forb Cultivation

Description: Photograph of Soil and Water Conservation District [SWCD] equipment manager getting Greenfiled Bermuda grass roots for sprigging. The District makes equipment available for conservation for which there is not equipment available from other sources. OK-1382-1.
Date: July 30, 1961
Creator: Costner, Andrew
Partner: Oklahoma Conservation Historical Society
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