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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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"Looks like old man's beard (AKA, virgin's bower and devil's darning needles; Clematis virginiana (buttercup family))."
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Vine ID

Trying to identify this vine, grew about 12' this year and overtook a apple tree. Any help would be appreciated.Thanks,Mark DomingosSee More
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Controlling Thinning - Some Concepts and Methods

Posted by Peter Smallidge on June 21, 2017 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

The title of this blog is that of the recent webinar by Dr. Ralph Nyland, presented on June 21, 2017.  The webinar is archived at and there is a direct link below.

Ralph focused his presentation on three topics. 

  1. How much residual basal area (relative density) should you leave during a thinning? The short answer is 60% relative density, allowing regrowth to 80% before thinning again.…

Chainsaws for Charity (C4C) - June 3, 2017 - Happy Birthday C4C!

Posted by Dean Faklis on June 4, 2017 at 1:58pm 0 Comments

Happy Birthday!  C4C is one year old!  Congratulations to the entire Team! 

Wow, the email list has really expanded.  I think that there are some…


Tree Quiz

Posted by Paul J Hetzler on May 23, 2017 at 8:15am 0 Comments

Tree Guys Don’t Know Anything          Paul Hetzler

What is an arborist?

1. What a resident of Ann Arbor, Michigan calls herself/ himself.  

2. A person who has received extensive training in all aspects of tree care.  

3. As opposed to your borist.

Tree topping is:

1. A type of syrup that forest-industry workers prefer on their ice cream.  

2. An incorrect way to reduce a tree’s height, one which leads to a very weak and…


Planting Tips

Posted by Paul J Hetzler on May 23, 2017 at 8:12am 0 Comments

Only Bury Your Tree After It’s Dead

Paul Hetzler

In springtime, driving around on weekends makes me sad. Invariably I’ll pass someone out in their yard, shovel in hand, maybe with their kids or spouse, and they have a cute little tree from the garden center on one side of them, and a wicked deep hole in the ground on the other. If I wasn’t so shy, I’d stop and offer my condolences, because clearly they are having a funeral for the tree.

Here’s an arborist joke: What do…



Vine ID

Started by Mark Domingos in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Dave McGill Sep 7. 1 Reply

Trying to identify this vine, grew about 12' this year and overtook a apple tree.…Continue

Buckthorn Baggie

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Woodlot Management Aug 27. 0 Replies

Buckthorn Baggie kills invasive trees without chemicals…Continue

Glossy or alder buckthorn

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Woodlot Management Aug 27. 0 Replies

Glossy or alder buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula)…Continue

Bucikthorn Identification

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Woodlot Management Aug 27. 0 Replies

Buckthorn identificationCommon buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)…Continue

Bark Beetle and Climate Change webinar - Aug 1st

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Jul 26. 0 Replies

Bark Beetle Outbreaks in Western North America: Causes, Control and ConsequencesDr. Jodi Axelson, Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist, UC BerkeleyDate: Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017Time: 12 pm (MDT) Learn at Lunch webinar - August 1, 2017 2PM EDT…Continue

plants for erosion control

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Kevin Mathers Jul 18. 1 Reply

I having a timber harvest.  A lot of new logging roads will be made on  100 acres. I need information about seeding to prevent erosion.  My guess is that some roads will be in heavy or light shade and some will be open.Any insight or information…Continue

Silvopasture Workshop

Started by Alicia Rose in Agroforestry Jul 6. 0 Replies

Silvopasture Workshop 4-5, 2017La Crescent, MinnesotaThe University of Minnesota Extension,…Continue



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