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Created by Peter Smallidge Oct 5, 2011 at 2:16pm. Last updated by Peter Smallidge Jan 6, 2014.

 

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Peter Smallidge replied to Mark Horberg's discussion Slash and squirt control of Ailanthus
"Linda: Nice to know about the 2(ee) for Ailanthus via Accord XRT II.  I appreciate the information. Peter"
15 hours ago
Linda Rohleder replied to Alicia Rose's discussion inaturalist
"INaturalist is a great way to identify something you're not sure about. Just take a photo of any living thing and post it. The system gives you great suggestions for what it might be and experts online also help confirm the ID."
yesterday
Linda Rohleder replied to Jim Martin's discussion IPhone surveys
"Try out the Avenza Maps app.  You can get it for both iPhone and android.  You can download the free USGS quad map for your area into the app and then place pins as you walk or turn on tracks and walk your roads.  Then you can export…"
yesterday
Linda Rohleder replied to Mark Horberg's discussion Slash and squirt control of Ailanthus
"Accord XRT II can be used for tree of heaven. There is a 2ee registration. If you put Accord in the product name in the search field on the web site Peter referenced you will see there are many 2ees for additional species other than those on the…"
yesterday
Hilary Mosher posted an event

Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) program for citizen scientists and land managers at Cornell Botanic Gardens,

September 25, 2018 from 1pm to 4pm
Join Us!Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) program for citizen scientists and land managersWHEN: September 25, 1pm-4pm, WHERE: Cornell Botanic Gardens, 124 Comstock Knoll Drive, Ithaca, NY, 14850, RSVP by: September 22 to mosher@hws.edu- space is limited, reserve your seat today! More Information? Contact Hilary Mosher, Coordinator, Finger Lakes PRISM- mosher@hws.eduThis program is sponsored by the Finger Lakes PRISM and…See More
Sep 17
Hilary Mosher is now a member of CornellForestConnect
Sep 17
Lew Ward liked Carl DuPoldt's discussion Agroforestry
Sep 11
Brett Chedzoy commented on Paul J Hetzler's blog post New Tick Species
"Thanks for updating us on this latest bad bug, Paul.  I would like to think that this new tick won't reach the crisis levels that native ticks have - but experience suggests otherwise.  "
Sep 10

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New Tick Species

Posted by Paul J Hetzler on September 10, 2018 at 7:13am 1 Comment

Water-Skiing With Invasive Ticks



Years ago I read an author interview, and while I don’t recall her name, an image she raised has stayed with me—something to the effect that writing ought to feel as if you were water skiing behind your work. Usually, I find this to be the case. However, when I tried to water-ski behind a new invasive tick that reproduces without mating, drains the blood from livestock, and potentially carries an Ebola-like disease, something changed. A few topics… Continue

Forest Vegetation Management - FVM Network

Posted by Peter Smallidge on September 5, 2018 at 9:01am 0 Comments

Cornell's ForestConnect program is facilitating a network of forest vegetation practitioners to identify research needs and collectively build knowledge of safe and effective techniques. This network will focus on vegetation management in forest and woodlot environments using herbicide, mechanical or livestock methods. …

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Colors Tell You Which to Cull

Posted by Paul J Hetzler on September 4, 2018 at 10:51pm 2 Comments

The First Shall Not Last

Paul Hetzler

Seems like competitiveness may be part of human DNA. But it does not always pay to be first.



No prize awaits the fastest car that passes a radar patrol, or the first person to come down with the flu at the office. And for trees, the first ones to turn color in autumn are not envied by their peers. If trees experience envy, which no one knows. The first trees to show orange and red and drop their leaves are telling us to get quotes from… Continue

Fall Meeting of NY Nut Growers to be Held in Steuben County on September 15th

Posted by Carl Albers on August 23, 2018 at 1:28pm 0 Comments

The fall meeting of the NY Nut Growers Association will be held on Saturday, September 15th at the Albers Tree Farm, 6499 Wilbur Creek Road, Bath, NY and the Lisbin Tree Farm, 3361 Parker Road, Avoca, NY.  This will be a walking tour and discussion of new plantings of chestnut, hazelnut, hickory and walnut trees.  The meeting is open to the public.  For more information and to register please visit nynga.org.   

 
 
 

Forum

Slash and squirt control of Ailanthus

Started by Mark Horberg in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Peter Smallidge 15 hours ago. 5 Replies

I have 20-30 ailanthus trees on my property in the 4-6 inch diameter range.  What specific herbicide and concentration should I use for slash and squirt?  Can you recommend a place where it can be purchased in small quantities?  Thanks. Continue

inaturalist

Started by Alicia Rose in Agroforestry. Last reply by Linda Rohleder yesterday. 1 Reply

Check out www.inaturalist.org Contribute to ScienceEvery observation can contribute to biodiversity science, from the rarest butterfly to the most common backyard weed. We share your findings with scientific…Continue

IPhone surveys

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Linda Rohleder yesterday. 1 Reply

Smart phones have GPS.  Has anyone figured out how to use them for mapping wooded land.  I am especially interested in a way to map  my logging trails. Jim MartinContinue

Agroforestry

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Agroforestry Aug 11. 0 Replies

Agroforestry can increase soil health, agroecosystem biodiversity, soil and total organic carbon, nectar/pollen/resin resources, reduces soil disturbance, increasing opportunities for agroforestry can reduce economic and ecosystem risksContinue

Urban Forestry Presentation Link

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health May 24. 0 Replies

Urban Forestry Presentation Link ---- …Continue

Stone Walls

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management May 14. 0 Replies

One of my first "real" jobs in forestry in the mid-1990's was in southern New England.  Although I had seen some stone walls here and there growing up in NY, I had never seen stone walls like those of coastal New England.  I remember one property on…Continue

Do Trees Talk to each other? See Video

Started by Alicia Rose in Forest Health Apr 24. 0 Replies

Suzanne Simard: How trees talk to each other | TED TalkVideo for How trees communicate with each other▶ 18:19https://www.ted.com/.../suzanne_simard_how_trees_talk_to_each_…Continue

Forest Health

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Mar 8. 0 Replies

Why Logs Are Important ---…Continue

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