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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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Richard Matt is attending Kristi Sullivan's event

Wetland Protection Changes in New York State at Online

June 13, 2024 from 7pm to 8pm
Interested in learning more about which wetlands will be protected under proposed new NYSDEC rules? How wildlife will benefit? What landowners should know? How you can provide feedback? Join us for this upcoming webinar! Wetland Protection Changes in New York StateJune 13th, 2024 7:00 PMUnder new rules to begin on January 1, 2025, the wetlands protected by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC) will change. In the past, only certain wetlands that were mapped and of a…See More
May 31
Matthew J Kimak is attending Kristi Sullivan's event

Wetland Protection Changes in New York State at Online

June 13, 2024 from 7pm to 8pm
Interested in learning more about which wetlands will be protected under proposed new NYSDEC rules? How wildlife will benefit? What landowners should know? How you can provide feedback? Join us for this upcoming webinar! Wetland Protection Changes in New York StateJune 13th, 2024 7:00 PMUnder new rules to begin on January 1, 2025, the wetlands protected by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC) will change. In the past, only certain wetlands that were mapped and of a…See More
May 16
Kristi Sullivan posted an event

Wetland Protection Changes in New York State at Online

June 13, 2024 from 7pm to 8pm
Interested in learning more about which wetlands will be protected under proposed new NYSDEC rules? How wildlife will benefit? What landowners should know? How you can provide feedback? Join us for this upcoming webinar! Wetland Protection Changes in New York StateJune 13th, 2024 7:00 PMUnder new rules to begin on January 1, 2025, the wetlands protected by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC) will change. In the past, only certain wetlands that were mapped and of a…See More
May 13
John McNerney replied to Peter Smallidge's discussion Small-Scale Logging
"Old thread, but I found a vendor with several styles of ATV chains: https://www.bluejayindustrial.com/traction-tire-chains/atv-chains You'll see Ladder style with V-bar (I'm not a fan of these for working in the woods - the lateral…"
Apr 15
John McNerney replied to Randy Williams's discussion How to get rid of buckthorn
"Once an area is heavily infested, it's a big job to get rid of Buckthorn. I battled it for years on my own property and came to the realization that it was spreading faster than I was making headway against it. I applied for an EQIP grant…"
Apr 15
Randy Williams posted a discussion

How to get rid of buckthorn

I have some property where the best timber was harvested several years before I purchased it.  There are now many areas where the buckthorn is so thick that nothing will grow under it.  I am looking for suggestions on how to get these areas back into timber production.  I don't have the cash to hire it cleared but being retired I do have time.  I guess what I am looking for would be best practices for getting rid of the buckthorn and promoting / planting more valuable species.  One specific…See More
Apr 8
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Patrik Schumann replied to Ben T.'s discussion Replanting after timber harvest with climate change in mind
"Hello, Though similarly orientated towards a climate-contingency forest, our situation is somewhat different on a couple hundred acres in southern Catskills I've mostly been working solo: degraded northern Appalachian mixed dominated by white…"
Mar 26

Blog Posts

Northeast Silviculture Institute and Climate Adaptation Training

Posted by Peter Smallidge on January 2, 2024 at 11:05am 0 Comments

New Climate Adaptation and Forest Carbon training from the Silviculture Institute available to all online

 

On October 11-12 of this year, 50 foresters attended graduate level training in Climate Adaptation and Forest Carbon in a new Module of the…

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Stressors of Maple Trees - PSU webinar archived

Posted by Peter Smallidge on October 27, 2023 at 8:23am 0 Comments

Have you noticed areas with maples looking not as healthy as others? Maple decline is not due to a disease or pest but can be from various stress factors. During Stressors of Maple: Dieback and Mortality, learn about some of the causes attributed to poor maple health and canopy dieback.

We will discuss a case study of a northern hardwood landscape in the Upper Great Lakes region, where maple dieback has been associated with impacts from invasive…

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Do Trees Talk?

Posted by Peter Smallidge on October 20, 2023 at 9:55am 0 Comments

In recent years there have been a couple books that assert, at some level, that trees have attributes typically only associated with rationale sentient beings.  I have read neither book, but the descriptions of those shared with me by several people didn't align with my understanding of, roughly, rocks and minerals, soil, microbes, plants, mammals, and humans...a progression towards sentience.

Two recent publications have called into question the validity of asserting that trees talk,…

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Relative Density, Stocking and Tree-Area Ratio

Posted by Peter Smallidge on June 21, 2023 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

Dr. Susan Stout (USFS, retired, Research Forester Emerita) presented a ForestConnect webinar on June 21 that explained the history and utility of relative density.  Dr. Stout explained relative density in the context of "stand density index", "tree-area ration" and ultimately the stand stocking charts as developed by Gingrich. All these designed to provide a metric to understand competition among trees and improve production per acre.

The link to the webinar archive is…

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Small-Scale Logging

Started by Peter Smallidge in Project Profiles. Last reply by John McNerney Apr 15. 4 Replies

Small-Scale Logging: Sugarbush and Woodlot Management Issue:  Many woodlot owners and maple syrup producers want to be more active in gathering logs or firewood from their property.  Often there are too few acres or too few trees to attract a…Continue

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How to get rid of buckthorn

Started by Randy Williams in Woodlot Management. Last reply by John McNerney Apr 15. 1 Reply

I have some property where the best timber was harvested several years before I purchased it.  There are now many areas where the buckthorn is so thick that nothing will grow under it.  I am looking for suggestions on how to get these areas back…Continue

Replanting after timber harvest with climate change in mind

Started by Ben T. in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Patrik Schumann Mar 26. 1 Reply

Hi Everyone,I’ve been wondering what tree species are going to thrive over the next 50+ years as the climate warms in New York and I’m curious if folks are enhancing plantings of particular tree species for future commercial harvest with warmer and…Continue

Rust Colored Hemlock Bark

Started by Carl Albers in Woodlot Management Dec 31, 2023. 0 Replies

Picture of a hemlock with rust colored bark.  When I cut a nearby tree, also with rust colored bark, it was infested with HWA.  Attached picture shows a Logrite ATV arch in use.Continue

Rust Colored Hemlock Bark

Started by Carl Albers in Woodlot Management Dec 31, 2023. 0 Replies

The hemlocks in my woodlots have been infested with hemlock wooley adelgid (HWA) for at least three years now.  Lately I've noticed some of them having a rust colored bark and I wonder if this is normal and that I just didn't notice it previously? …Continue

How to control mature white pine and hemlock to allow enrichment planting of hardwoods

Started by Peter Smallidge in Woodlot Management Nov 28, 2023. 0 Replies

I had a question about control of mature white pine and hemlock to improve sunlight for enrichment planting of hardwoods.  Following is my response, but I would like to know if anyone else has any experiences to share with control of these to…Continue

Story in Northern Woodlands Magazine on Deer Impacts

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management Aug 8, 2023. 0 Replies

This Spring we had an opportunity to speak with writer John Litvaitis about the big picture of deer impacts on the hardwood forests of the Northeast.  I posted the original story from the summer edition of Northern Woodlands to the…Continue

Ash blonding effect on lumber quality

Started by Jeff Joseph in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Jeff Joseph May 5, 2023. 2 Replies

Question: In Peter Smallidge's most recent "Ask a Professional" column for NYFOA's Forest Owner magazine he stated that some log buyers will reject ash that shows outward signs of "blonding" on the bark. Is this because the wood will change…Continue

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