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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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Ash Tree Update - 2016

Ash Tree Update - 2016 https://science.nature.nps.gov/im/units/ncrn/assets/docs/RBs/NCRN_Ash_2016_RB.pdf Summary • The invasive emerald ash borer beetle is present in National Capital Region (NCR) parks • It is nearly 100% fatal to ash trees • White ash is a very common tree in NCR forests • Ash tree mortality is rising • Parks are managing hazard and special value treesSee More
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Carl DuPoldt posted discussions
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Gerald Austin is now a member of CornellForestConnect
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Ronald L Frisbee posted an event

Woods Forum: What's happening in Your Woods? at CCE of Ulster County office

March 22, 2017 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
http://ulster.cce.cornell.edu/events/2017/03/22/woods-forumWednesday    March 22, 2017   1:30 – 3:30 p.m.Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County232 Plaza Road (Hannaford plaza), Kingston, NYAt some point in every landowner’s life, decisions about what to do with their woods arise.  Many landowners don’t sell timber or plan the future of their land often, which can make knowing where to turn for…See More
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"Video - Wayne Dorband- Water Security and Aquaculture in the High Desert http://www.sustainabledesignmasterclass.com/desertaquaculture"
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Sugarbush Management

Posted by Peter Smallidge on January 5, 2017 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

Sugarbush management is an important part of the responsibility of maple producers to ensure healthy and productive trees.  Like all the duties of a maple producer, learning how to manage your sugarbush will take some time, involve learning new skills, benefit with assistance from others who are more knowledgeable, and take some time to achieve mastery.…

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Chainsaws for Charity (C4C) - November 6, 2016 - Team Blasts Through the First Load!

Posted by Dean Faklis on November 11, 2016 at 11:42am 0 Comments

Another perfect day in Western NY and the C4C Team completed the first log load on NOV 6.  Thanks again to Tom Gerow and Wagner Hardwoods for their kind donation of logs; they are really a great company.  Check out the Team below after the day was done...they look well fed and well exercised!

That's Tony Ross sitting on the skid and Dale Schaefer way up on the pile.  Chris Howard is on the left, then Greg and Kathy Lessord, Dana Allison and David…

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Chainsaws for Charity (C4C) - October 23, 2016 - Heating Season is Upon Us

Posted by Dean Faklis on October 24, 2016 at 8:36am 0 Comments

The big log load donated by Wagner Hardwoods continues to decrease in size while the firewood stacks grow and grow.  After one more cutting session, all of the logs will have transmigrated completely into about 35 face cords of well-seasoned firewood.  Here's a picture of the NYFOA C4C Team from yesterday; we had ten participants:…

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Google Earth and Web Soil Survey

Posted by Peter Smallidge on October 20, 2016 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

Google Earth and Web Soil Survey

Google Earth Pro is free software that allows the user to visualize specific locations any place on 

earth.  Google Earth Pro (GEP) is available free to download from this web URL  https://www.google.com/earth/download/gep/agree.html

Woodland owners can obtain useful data from GEP.  GEP allows the user to draw property boundaries, locate positions…

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Ash Tree Update - 2016

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health yesterday. 0 Replies

Ash Tree Update - 2016 https://science.nature.nps.gov/im/units/ncrn/assets/docs/RBs/NCRN_Ash_2016_RB.pdf Summary • The invasive emerald ash borer beetle…Continue

Wooden Buildings on the rise

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Agroforestry on Thursday. 0 Replies

Wooden 'plyscrapers' challenge concrete and steelhttp://www.reuters.com/article/us-construction-environment-idUSKBN1611U5Products of the forests - see…Continue

Storm Damage to Tunnel Tree

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health on Tuesday. 0 Replies

The "Tunnel Tree" Is Felled by StormIconic Giant Sequoia May Have Been Weakened by Drought…Continue

Plant Communications

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Cornell Researchers Find Plants CommunicateChemical Messages Protect Themselves and Neighboring Plants from Pests…Continue

Urban Forest Webinars - US Forest Service

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Feb 10. 0 Replies

Urban Forest Connections Webinar Series…Continue

Erratic Staining in Ash logs

Started by Greg Lessord in Woodlot Management Jan 29. 0 Replies

I bucked logs to 18 feet to load on trailer. Stains still prominate that far from but. ????? Thoughts.

Erratic Staining in Ash logs

Started by Greg Lessord in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Peter Smallidge Jan 20. 1 Reply

Any ideas as to why these stains occur in many of my ash? I have EAB pretty heavily but would assume stain would be near cambium.All 3 are 7" dia. at ground level. I have not bucked logs yet to see how far up they will continue.

Nitrogen fixing bacteria for Alder trees

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Peter Smallidge Dec 19, 2016. 4 Replies

I am thinking of starting some alder trees from seed for planting into an area that does not and has not hosted alders.  How can I gain the nitrogen fixing bacteria for inoculation of the roots ?  Continue

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