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|About||We collects the nuts and saps from trees and use them to make food or food flavorings.|
|Mission||To demonstrate to the public the value of our trees and forests and how to manage them in a sustainable, environmentally friendly and profitable manner.|
TRAE HYRDER (Tree Herder) LLC is a for profit organization formed in Germantown, NY (Columbia County) in 2015 by Mr. Charles Abraham and Dr. Larry Cosenza. TRAE HYRDER is the Danish translation for Tree Herders which are a fictional race of Ents, that function as shepherds of the forests, as described in “The Lord of the Rings” novels by J. R. R. Tolkien. The Ent that is most famously portrayed in the novel is Treebeard. Ents closely resemble trees, can walk and talk and are similar to the talking trees in many folklore around the world. The word Ent is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word for giant. Trees are a most valuable resource.
Like Treebeard, we are stewards of forests.
Our purpose is to sustainably manage forests and woodlots for our clients by harvesting tree related materials that can be processed into food products and building materials for commercial sales. We are sustainable in that we will only harvest trees when they have reached the end of their life cycle and replace what we harvest with new plantings. We are environmentally friendly because we use trees and tree products (sap or nut) to produce food or building materials; this means we do not make fire wood. In return for TRAE HYRDER membership we provide our clients with woodlot management services and revenue streams based on the market value for raw materials harvested from owner’s trees.
We believe products generated from black walnut (and other) trees will be a new market.
For example, each black walnut tree can provide tree sap which can be converted into syrup or flavored water, and black walnuts for resale (use nut as food ingredient) or black walnut oil (for cooking). An average black walnut tree can drop approximately 100 lbs. of nuts in a season. In addition with proper forest management a black walnut tree can be harvested and used for dimensional lumber, high grade wood veneer and as fence posts. Because of the tree coverage in the Hudson Valley and the availability of
|Founded||Germantown, NY July 27, 2015|