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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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Haven Colgate commented on Peter Smallidge's blog post Woods and Park Restoration Hastings-on-Hudson_bids_welcomed
"p.s. Anyone with questions is welcome to contact me at conservationcommission@hastingsgov.org, or visit our village website or hastingsgreen.org for more info (and local flavor!). Hillside Woods is a beloved and degraded urban park 12…"
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"Thanks Peter - I've not posted here before and you did a much better job than I could!! Best,Haven"
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Woods and Park Restoration Hastings-on-Hudson_bids_welcomed

(I haven't seen this type of project before, and thought it interesting and worth sharing here.  See contacts below if you have questions. Peter)The Village of Hastings on Hudson herby invites the submission of proposals for:email for information:  Aaron Podhurst <apodhurst@hastingsgov.org> Hillside Woods and Park Restoration Project Management and Other Landscaping and Horticultural Services: Village of Hastings-on-Hudson Proposals will be received until 10:00 A.M. on: Date  August 26,…See More
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The Village of Hastings-on-Hudson is hiring a p/t urban forester!

See https://tinyurl.com/mpnp4szy for details.Contact:Aaron PodhurstApodhurst@hastingsgov.org914-478-2380 x640See More
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Woods and Park Restoration Hastings-on-Hudson_bids_welcomed

Posted by Peter Smallidge on August 2, 2022 at 2:00pm 2 Comments

(I haven't seen this type of project before, and thought it interesting and worth sharing here.  See contacts below if you have questions. Peter)

The Village of Hastings on Hudson herby invites the submission of proposals

for:

email for information:  Aaron Podhurst <apodhurst@hastingsgov.org>



Hillside Woods and Park Restoration Project Management and

Other Landscaping and Horticultural Services:

Village of Hastings-on-Hudson…

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Extreme Weather Forestry BMPs

Posted by Peter Smallidge on April 20, 2022 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

Today's (20april2022) ForestConnect webinar was by Steve Roberge of UNH, NH state extension forester.  Steve was presenting from work done at UNH about tactics that loggers and foresters use, voluntarily, to stabilize their logging site and ensure they can continue to access and work their job during extreme weather events. Winters are often without snow or freezing and ground conditions might limit production. This…

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Maple Sap Runs On Gas

Posted by Paul J Hetzler on March 19, 2022 at 6:54am 0 Comments

Some foods give us gas, but gas is what ultimately gives us maple syrup. If not for gas bubbles in the wood, sap wouldn’t flow. Who knew maple trees were CO2 powered?

A mere two decades ago, arborists were at a loss to explain what caused maple sap run. We'd typically mumble something about transpirational vacuum in the canopy before changing the subject. Everyone knows sap runs when warm days follow freezing nights. But it wasn’t until recently that the mechanism behind…

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Think Spring, Think Tree Planting

Posted by Paul J Hetzler on February 16, 2022 at 3:21pm 0 Comments

Looking for a way to enhance property value, save energy costs, boost mental health, and help the planet in one simple, low-cost step? Yeah, me too. Let me know if you think of something.

Seriously, though, a few well-placed trees in one’s yard typically add at least 5% to a property’s value. Having large older specimens (of trees, I mean) around the house can push that figure close to 20%. In terms of energy savings, deciduous trees on the southern and western sides of a house tend…

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The Village of Hastings-on-Hudson is hiring a p/t urban forester!

Started by Haven Colgate in Woodlot Management Aug 2. 0 Replies

See https://tinyurl.com/mpnp4szy for details.Contact:Aaron PodhurstApodhurst@hastingsgov.org914-478-2380 x640Continue

Agroforester Job Opening

Started by Katie Commender in Agroforestry Jun 23. 0 Replies

Appalachian Sustainable Development is searching for a part-time, regionally remote Agroforester to join our team! This new position will be responsible for providing technical and financial assistance to producers for alley cropping and…Continue

Gypsy Moth (aka Spongy Moth) spray control in priority areas by DEC

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management May 24. 0 Replies

A partial answer to a frequently asked question of recent months - what, if anything, is the DEC planning to do...DEC Announces Aerial Treatment for Spongy Moth in Six High Priority Forest AreasAerial Treatment Taking Place Through Approximately May…Continue

Audubon NY "Bird Friendly" webinars organized by the SFL Chapter of NYFOA

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management May 17. 0 Replies

Well over 200 registered for the March and April webinars presented by Zach Boerman and Suzanne Treyger of Audubon NY - showing that perhaps good forestry really is for the birds!For those of you who would like to watch or re-watch the webinars, the…Continue

Wand for applying herbicide to cut stems

Started by Freyda Lynn (Black) in Woodlot Management Apr 8. 0 Replies

I found an ingenious tool for applying herbicide for cut and paint. It is made by a volunteer prairie group in MI but no longer shipped. I am including a link to their page describing its use and with photos.  It appears to be made of standard pvc…Continue

micorrhiza

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management Mar 16. 0 Replies

Peter,I have been hearing a lot about mycorrhizae.  Much has raised  many questions.How  can one make mycorrhisae  either for an addition to planting or for later addition to an older plantation and also for gardening.How does it  interconnect with…Continue

Wildfire Risk

Started by John Kontrabecki in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Kim Slezak, CF Feb 16. 1 Reply

We own a 60-acre eucalyptus forest in Pacifica, CA, just south of San Francisco.  Can anyone recommend a forestry consultant to prepare a wildfire risk assessment and mitigation plan?  California has suffered from large wildfires for the past two…Continue

Agroforester Job Posting - 1/9/22

Started by Katie Commender in Agroforestry Dec 16, 2021. 0 Replies

Greetings,Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) is searching for an Agroforester to join our team! This new position will focus on alley cropping and silvopasture, and will be responsible for co-developing agroforestry trainings for natural…Continue

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