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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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Lewis E. Ward commented on Stephen Kutney's blog post Dutch Elm disease
"Glad I could help.  I saw that no one had answered. The drought, heat and  windy conditions put many plansts under stress. "
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Stephen Kutney commented on Stephen Kutney's blog post Dutch Elm disease
"Lew, Thanks for you comments and research. Those elms must have been under stress of some sort. They were newly planted and were being watered during the drought period this summer. Today both trees are doing very well. "
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Lewis E. Ward commented on Stephen Kutney's blog post Dutch Elm disease
yesterday
Lewis E. Ward commented on Stephen Kutney's blog post Dutch Elm disease
"Princeton does get Elm Yellows, but the brownng doesn't match the symptoms. Here is a fine article on disease reistant elms. Personally  would never plant an elm not resistant to elm yellows or DED. There are some fine hybrid cultivars…"
yesterday
Lewis E. Ward commented on Stephen Kutney's blog post Dutch Elm disease
" I've never seen DED on young trees and Princeton is resistant. Since it's a young tree it's most likely drought stress.  A sure sign of DED is a brown  cambium when you cut a…"
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Brett Davidson liked Carl DuPoldt's discussion Permaculture
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Joanne Vaughn replied to Joanne Vaughn's discussion Grow bags: tall or squat?
"Thanks for the information. That study appears to indicate that trees developed in grow bags have a better chance of transplanting than pots or balled burlap.  There is some species differences.  Yes we counted on the periodic rain that we…"
Aug 18
Kevin Mathers replied to Joanne Vaughn's discussion Grow bags: tall or squat?
"Joanne, This preliminary information from a Colorado State study discusses fabric grow bags What Happens After You Transplant Trees During drought conditions larger transplants will still require frequent watering, so I always caution…"
Aug 17

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Online Course in Woodlot Management from Cornell Small Farms

Posted by Steve Gabriel on August 17, 2016 at 3:10pm 0 Comments

Want to get more from your woods? Take a six-week online Woodlot Management course with the Cornell Small Farms Program with extension forester Peter Smallidge and Extension Agroforestry Specialist Steve Gabriel.



Examine the methods to assess forest resources and discuss common woodland activities such as cutting firewood, harvesting logs for mushroom cultivation, and support for wildlife and long-term forest health.



The course runs September 27 to November 1, with weekly…

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Arranging a Timber Sale and Timber Sale Contracts

Posted by Peter Smallidge on July 19, 2016 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Timber sales are relatively uncommon for most woodland owners, yet most properties are harvested at some point.  Harvests are infrequent, potentially of high value, and are unique in that the harvest puts the next crop at risk. Timber harvests need to have a written contract, but what details should be included in a process that isn't standardized.

A webinar on this topic will be offered on Wednesday July 20, 2016 through…

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an invitation to participate in focus groups on biomass boilers

Posted by Elizabeth Keokosky on July 18, 2016 at 4:41pm 0 Comments

I am offering an invitation to participate in focus groups which I am going to be conducting on biomass boilers.

We are trying to collect marketing information for the Cleaner Greener Grant we won to initiate bulk wood pellet delivery as a green alternative for fuel and propane delivery dealers.  I am trying to cover some ground in at least 3 of the 8 Southern Tier counties we are part of so if you know of someone besides yourself  in Steuben, Schuyler, Chemung, Tioga, Tompkins,…

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Dutch Elm disease

Posted by Stephen Kutney on July 12, 2016 at 10:27pm 5 Comments

This is a picture of one of four Princeton Elms that I planted. The Princeton Elm is said to be highly resistant to Dutch Elm disease.

Can anyone tell me if this id Dutch Elm disease? …

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Grow bags: tall or squat?

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Agroforestry. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn Aug 18. 2 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

Woods in your back yard

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Aug 12. 0 Replies

Woods In Your Backyard Forest Field Day Aug. 17 In Clearfield CountyThe Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the Forests For The Bay Program will…Continue

New book: History of Adirondack Logging

Started by Lewis E. Ward in Woodlot Management Aug 7. 0 Replies

A new book on the history of Adirondack logging during the period of early mechanization.…Continue

Guide to Noxious Plants

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management Jul 21. 0 Replies

Several years ago I helped create a pocket guide for local highway department workers to identify some of the nastier plants that they typically come into contact with.  My handy assistant, Cathy, recently converted it into an on-line (and…Continue

Is this Dutch Elm Disease?

Started by Peter Smallidge in Forest Health. Last reply by Stephen Kutney Jul 20. 3 Replies

[Submitted by Stephen Kutney]This is a picture of one of four Princeton Elms that I planted. The Princeton Elm is said to be highly resistant to Dutch Elm disease. Can anyone tell me if this id Dutch Elm disease? Continue

16,000 Estimated Tree Species in the Amazon Basin

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Lewis E. Ward Jul 18. 4 Replies

Peter and I just returned from the Eastern Forest Managers meeting at West Virginia University, where we gleaned lots of neat new ideas from fellow university foresters.  WV's forests are not unlike those of upstate NY - but with some interesting…Continue

Permaculture

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Woodlot Management Jul 16. 0 Replies

Permaculture: Bill Mollison-PERMACULTURE A Designers Manual https://archive.org/details/permaculture_Bill_Moln-PERMACULTURE_A_Designers_Manual…Continue

Chesapeake Forest Champion Contest - Submission Deadline August 18, 2016.

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Jul 15. 0 Replies

Chesapeake Forest Champion Contest - Submission Deadline August 18, 2016. http://www.forestsforthebay.org/files/ChesForChamp16.pdf The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay with…Continue

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