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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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Sarah Stackhouse replied to Tim Goodman's discussion Chain saw use
"The best way for you get in a class would be to contact NYCAMH. They are hosting GOL classes throughout NYS. Contact erika.scott@bassett.org to find out when and where they will be offered this year.  Sarah"
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Daniel Little replied to Tim Goodman's discussion Chain saw use
"Game of Logging, level 1 is what you're looking for.  Check the following link for upcoming classes. Logger Training Courses Good luck, Dan"
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Chain saw use

I am harvesting downed and partially downed trees on my property to chain saw mill into boards for hobby use.I have had many hours using a chain saw over several years and feel comfortable with it. However, I am self taught through reading and youtube.Does anyone know of a hands on class with field instruction as to best chain saw technique etc. I am ok with straight up trees but those leaners and hung up trees (which is a lot of my salvage interest) always make me nervous.I live in Geneva, NY,…See More
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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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Chain saw use

Started by Tim Goodman in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Sarah Stackhouse Mar 17. 2 Replies

I am harvesting downed and partially downed trees on my property to chain saw mill into boards for hobby use.I have had many hours using a chain saw over several years and feel comfortable with it. However, I am self taught through reading and…Continue

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Started by Chaz U. Farly in Maple Syrup Production. Last reply by Kevin Mathers Mar 10. 1 Reply

My son has become interested in developing the Maple Syrup potential on my property. This spring he is just "playing around" a little.What, if any, resources does New York State have for first time maple enthusiasts?Thank YouContinue

Forests worldwide threatened by drought

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Woodlot Management Mar 4. 0 Replies

Forests worldwide threatened by droughthttps://m.phys.org/news/2017-02-forests-worldwide-threatened-drought.html-----------------------An analysis, published in…Continue

Ash Tree Update - 2016

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Feb 24. 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 Feb 23. 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 Feb 21. 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 Feb 21. 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

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