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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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Nitrogen fixing bacteria for Alder trees

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 ?  See More
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Soil Compaction and Urban Trees: Strategies for Gaining Ground at online, register here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/72a6482dc07c7a1c34538d7d4481ef37

November 30, 2016 from 12pm to 1pm
Register here.Compacted soil is one of the most common and serious problems urban trees face. Compaction quickly causes severe physical, chemical and biological alterations to soil conditions, and remediation is a difficult and lengthy process. What’s a tree care or landscape professional to do?In this webinar, soil expert Dr. Bryant Scharenbroch (University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point) will discuss…See More
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Dean Faklis posted a blog post

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

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 Deuel.  Eileen Schaefer worked hard and also…See More
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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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Chainsaws for Charity (C4C) - October 9, 2016 - Big Participation!

Posted by Dean Faklis on October 10, 2016 at 10:53am 0 Comments

As the old sage goes, "the way to a firewood cutter's heart is through their stomach!"  An even dozen NYFOA volunteers came out on Sunday October 9 to help Habitat for Humanity, Rotary Club's Camp Onseyawa for Children and the VFW's Veteran Outreach...and eat!  They enjoyed great food, drink and camaraderie!  Here's what they looked like beforehand at David and Celia's...…

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Nitrogen fixing bacteria for Alder trees

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management on Thursday. 0 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

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Fact Sheet

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Oct 22. 0 Replies

Adelges tsugae, the hemlock woolly adelgid, is a fluid-feeding insectthat feeds on hemlock trees throughout eastern North America,including Pennsylvania. The egg sacs ofthese insects look like the tipsof cotton swabs clinging to the undersides of…Continue

Grow bags: tall or squat?

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Agroforestry. Last reply by Carl Albers Oct 6. 5 Replies

After losing a planting of trees to voles/deer and now quite a number to the drought of '16 we are considering keeping our seedlings in a protected area with irrigation in grow bags so they can be easily relocated when they have attained a fighting…Continue

Tags: tree, protection, pruning, air, bags

Forest Economics Spreadsheet for Timber Contesters and Owners of Private Woodlands

Started by Dean Faklis in Woodlot Management Oct 3. 0 Replies

Check out the new forest economics spreadsheet at www.timbercontest.com.  It has the right amount of detail for one to start investigating the impacts of certain items on investment returns.  Please…Continue

The Role of Private Woodlands In Solving Global Issues

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management Sep 28. 0 Replies

This article from the NY Times was recently featured in the Forest Business Network weekly newsletter.  Different part of the country, same issues.Can a small, family forest help save the planet?Eve Lonnquist’s family has owned a forest in the…Continue

Mobile Dimensions sawmill?

Started by Malcolm MacKenzie in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Peter Smallidge Sep 22. 4 Replies

Does anyone have experience with a Mobile Dimensions sawmill? What is your critique of its operation and production?Continue

Western Larch Question

Started by Alex Harmon in Woodlot Management Sep 13. 0 Replies

Would a Western Larch (tree) NOT lose its needles during fall and winter if it was kept indoors? / what causes it to lose its needles(temperature change, change in length of days)? IF YOU KNOW THE ANSWER PLEASE REPLY!!!!!! NOT KNOWING IS KILLING ME!!Continue

Tags: question, test, conifers, deciduous, trees

Western Larch Question

Started by Alex Harmon in Wildlife Management Sep 13. 0 Replies

Would a Western Larch (tree) NOT lose its needles during fall and winter if it was kept indoors? / what causes it to lose its needles(temperature change, change in length of days)? IF YOU KNOW THE ANSWER PLEASE REPLY!!!!!! NOT KNOWING IS KILLING ME!!Continue

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