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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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white oak damage

Our horticulture educator at CCE-Broome just confirmed jumping oak gall as the culprit for a sample of damaged white oak leaves that were submitted for diagnosis.  If you have white oak in your woodlot now is good time to look for this interesting insect.  Fortunately the leaf damage does no lasting harm to the tree.  Here's a link from Michigan State University that discusses this and other interesting oak galls …See More
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Richard D. Mayko replied to Joanne Vaughn's discussion Removal of grass around seedlings in pasture
"Joanne: there is a product you can get called "Avenger Weed Killer". It does kill weeds and grass. The active ingredient is d-limonene 70% which is extracted from citrus fruit such as oranges, lemons, and limes. It comes as a RTU product…"
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Jeff Jourdain replied to Jeff Jourdain's discussion White pine needle browning
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Jeff Jourdain posted a discussion

White pine needle browning

Not sure if this is happening in NY, but questions have been raised in Mass.  about what is happening with the white pine this year.  Attached is the link sent to us by the UMASS Extension Forester today.  See More
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Joanne Vaughn replied to Joanne Vaughn's discussion Removal of grass around seedlings in pasture
"Follow up  ...some people who favor organic treatments often re-assess their perspective when they get involved in the effort. That's exactly what happened!"
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white oak damage

Posted by Kevin Mathers on June 23, 2016 at 9:38am 0 Comments

Our horticulture educator at CCE-Broome just confirmed jumping oak gall as the culprit for a sample of damaged white oak leaves that were submitted for diagnosis.  If you have white oak in your woodlot now is good time to look for this interesting insect.  Fortunately the leaf damage does no lasting harm to the tree.  Here's a link from Michigan State University that discusses this and other interesting oak galls …

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AVID

Posted by Peter Smallidge on May 20, 2016 at 3:16pm 0 Comments

AVID - Assessing Vegetation Impacts from Deer.  

Kristi Sullivan, Peter Smallidge and Paul Curtis. Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Department of Natural Resources, Ithaca, NY. 

Obtain a copy here

The white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) can significantly influence New York’s forests. As selective…

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Northern Long-Eared Bat: NY Harvesting Restrictions

Posted by Peter Smallidge on May 6, 2016 at 2:08pm 1 Comment

The northern long-eared bat population has declined as a result of the white-nosed syndrome.  Although forest harvesting does not impact the bat or habitat per se, felling a tree where a bat is located or disturbing a hibernaculum would be problematic.  There are both state and federal regulations that apply.

Here is communication from NYSDEC on May 5 2016

"As you may know, the northern long eared bat (NLEB) has been listed by the USFWS as threatened due to declines…

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Alternative to cutting your own cord wood

Posted by Elizabeth Keokosky on April 20, 2016 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

If you are one of those people who now harvest their wood lot for winter heating  - and are getting older and just tired of doing so or have a wife who is encouraging you not to – then you may be interested to learn about new developments in New York State. Developments that contribute to local jobs, use local sustainable resources, supply alternative energy, maintain a market for low-value trees, and keep forested land from being lost to development.  

New York State has given a…

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Removal of grass around seedlings in pasture

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Richard D. Mayko Jun 14. 7 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

White pine needle browning

Started by Jeff Jourdain in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Jeff Jourdain Jun 9. 1 Reply

Not sure if this is happening in NY, but questions have been raised in Mass.  about what is happening with the white pine this year.  Attached is the link sent to us by the UMASS Extension Forester today.  Continue

Chainsaw oil

Started by Terry Schaedig in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Dean Faklis May 26. 2 Replies

I'm looking for a biodegradable chainsaw oil, specifically for inoculating trees and stumps with mushroom spawn.  But also if available for general use.  I have never been comfortable with the amount of oil dispersed in the forest. Products I have…Continue

beech cut-stump and movement to other species?

Started by Peter Smallidge in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy May 25. 8 Replies

I received an email with the following question, and my response...below.  If you have experiences with cut-stump on beech (or other species that root sucker), please share your story and pictures.Questionif i do a cut stump treatment to control…Continue

Tags: stumping, glyphosate, high, triclopyr, management

Soil Compaction - a concern in urban areas.

Started by Alicia Rose in Forest Health May 11. 0 Replies

Here's a link that discusses some of the problems with soil compaction. It is from an on lot sewage disposal system perspective; however, it mentions some interesting points. Let me know what you think? The Problem with Soil Compaction…Continue

Urban Forestry

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health May 8. 0 Replies

Urban Forestry – 5 Percent Rule or the Improving on the 10-20-30 rule for Tree Diversity and Sustainability – Excerpts from Dr. John Ball, SDSU Extension Forestry (…Continue

Wood Construction

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Agroforestry May 5. 0 Replies

Bill Aims to Spur Wood Building Boomhttp://www.agriculture.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Timber%20Innovation%20Act.pdf“Wood construction is a winner for our rural…Continue

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