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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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Seeking advice on controlling oriental bittersweet

A student in my silviculture class is seeking relayed the scenario below. If anyone has any tips or tricks I will gladly pass them along. Thanks in advance!"Oriental bittersweet is choking out my mature white pine trees and my mature apple trees. It's a nightmare with some of the vines reaching 40+ feet in my mature trees. I seem to have no choice other than cutting the vines and pulling them out of the trees, which damages branches and new growth, unfortunately, so if anyone has any other…See More
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Ron Goodger replied to Thomas Wilson's discussion Are Gall's a reason to cull Hickory trees?
"I've been battling hickory phomopsis for almost 10 years.  It killed the first large hickory on which I discovered it.  When I first noticed it, the tree looked like it was covered with walnuts.  Two years later it died. …"
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Peter Smallidge replied to Joanne Vaughn's discussion Removal of grass around seedlings in pasture
"Hi Joanne: I was snooping around the NING site and saw this. What became of your seedling planting efforts?  Anything to share with the group on what worked or didn't work? thanks, Peter"
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Blog Posts

Management of Small Wooded Parcels

Posted by Peter Smallidge on March 15, 2020 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

This blog is a link to the webinar on this topic on Wednesday March 18, 2020.  

Best Practices on a Small Wooded Acreage.

Many woodland owners have parcels that are “small” compared to other owners. These parcels are endearing to the owners, and provide many opportunities for activities to ensure they remain healthy and support the owner’s interests.…

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Forest Bathing

Posted by Paul J Hetzler on February 23, 2020 at 9:43am 0 Comments

Trees by the Tub-full

Paul Hetzler

A hot bath is an age-old remedy for calming our nerves, but science has now shown that a better tonic for anxiety and stress is bathing in the forest, fully dressed. True story. Of course, a few details would be helpful.

In a blinding flash of the obvious, research has proven that being around trees makes us feel better. To be fair, the scientific process requires measurable evidence, so in this case, real-time brain imaging with fMRI…

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Re-Thinking Black Locust

Posted by Paul J Hetzler on February 23, 2020 at 8:38am 0 Comments

Not Plagued by Black Locusts

Paul Hetzler, ISA Certified Arborist

Sometimes I wonder if the Biblical plagues of ancient Egypt have lingered in one form or another. Blooms of toxic algae, which occasionally turn water a blood-red color, are on the increase. Gnats and lice have been supplanted by deer ticks, which I’d argue are even worse, and there is no shortage of hail in season. Frog outbreaks may not have occurred since Pharaoh’s time, but poisonous cane toads imported to…

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Seeking advice on controlling oriental bittersweet

Started by Kristen Whitbeck in Woodlot Management 20 hours ago. 0 Replies

A student in my silviculture class is seeking relayed the scenario below. If anyone has any tips or tricks I will gladly pass them along. Thanks in advance!"Oriental bittersweet is choking out my mature white pine trees and my mature apple trees.…Continue

Tags: bittersweet, Oriental

Are Gall's a reason to cull Hickory trees?

Started by Thomas Wilson in Forest Health. Last reply by Ron Goodger on Tuesday. 8 Replies

I'll take a photo, but in the meantime....I have a lot of bitternut hickory and some shagbark as well.  I haven't yet noticed any on the shagbark, but about half of the bitternut have gall's.  They get up to about 3 inches in diameter.  Some tree's…Continue

Removal of grass around seedlings in pasture

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Peter Smallidge Mar 19. 11 Replies

Even after the timely discussion of "green lie" this week, I am still unsure of the best method to eliminate grassy vegetation around the pine, cedar and oak seedlings we are putting in this spring. I feel this is very important because we lost a…Continue

Saving Trees With Tree-Eating Mushrooms

Started by Lew Ward in Forest Health Feb 27. 0 Replies

Saving Trees With Tree-Eating MushroomsControl of Amellaria Shoe-string Rot Fungushttps://youtu.be/FPeBYnGwo4YContinue

Electric Fencing

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Agroforestry Jan 21. 0 Replies

Electric Deer Fence WorkshopLuke Freeman hosted a workshop at the incubator farm in Fayetteville, AR to demonstrate the use of the solar-powered electric deer fence. Luke built the fence with help from Extension specialist Kenny Simon and County…Continue

Nitrogen fixing bacteria for Alder trees

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by chris S Jan 11. 5 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

Beech control with triclopyr versus glyphosate

Started by Peter Smallidge in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn Nov 20, 2019. 3 Replies

[I'm pasting from a recent email thread]Question - I'm working on a couple beech regen and mid story control projects.   I have been using Garlon 4 in oil.   Works good, but sometimes I want it to move through the roots and the Garlon doesn't do…Continue

Norway Spruce stump treatment

Started by Alicia Rose in Woodlot Management Nov 4, 2019. 0 Replies

A urea application of a freshly cut Norway spruce stump surface. This treatment has been implemented as a management strategy to prevent the future crop and adjacent trees from Heterobasidion annosum infection. This is not common practice in Welsh…Continue

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