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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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Kevin Mathers replied to Jim Martin's discussion plants for erosion control
"Jim, If you have a forester managing the logging they should be able to provide guidance on seeding/erosion control.  If not, I would suggest contacting your local Soil and Water Conservation District.  For Michigan you can find the…"
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Alicia Rose posted a status
"Urban Forestry Webinars - See Link - http://www.urbanforestrytoday.org/videos.html"
Jul 12
Alicia Rose posted a discussion

The need for improved forest health

Here's Why Forest Health Matters https://www.thefreshwatertrust.org/podcast-nick-wobbrock-founder-blue-forest-conservation/ Essentially those large wildfires really come from overgrown forests?That’s right. The Forest Service was really created to protect our forest resources but also to protect our water resources over 100 years ago. We’ve been really aggressive. The Forest Service is…See More
Jul 12
Erika Scott, NYCAMH posted a status
"GOL classes next week! 7/20 Madison Cty, 7/21 Chenango Cty, 7/22 Broome Cty. Email chainsawsafety@bassett.org or call (800) 343-7527. $25"
Jul 11
Eleanor Menz updated their profile
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Eleanor Menz is now a member of CornellForestConnect
Jul 9
Jim Martin posted a discussion

plants for erosion control

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 about seed choice and planting techniques  will be appreciated.See More
Jul 8
Alicia Rose posted a discussion

Silvopasture Workshop

Silvopasture Workshop https://misanews.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/silvopasture-workshop/August 4-5, 2017La Crescent, MinnesotaThe University of Minnesota Extension, University of Wisconsin Extension, and the Savanna Institute present a tour on Friday afternoon of a silvopasture trial. The workshop will continue on Saturday with presentations on silvopasture establishment and management and several…See More
Jul 6

Blog Posts

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 www.youtube.com/ForestConnect 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.…
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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…

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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…

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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…

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Forum

plants for erosion control

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Kevin Mathers on Tuesday. 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 https://misanews.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/silvopasture-workshop/August 4-5, 2017La Crescent, MinnesotaThe University of Minnesota Extension,…Continue

TCIA - Voice of Tree Care

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Woodlot Management Jul 5. 0 Replies

PACT partners' support of TCIA helps the growth and development of the entire industry, making it possible for a more profitable and safe industry. Learn more about TCIA's PACT program and partners, visit…Continue

TCIA - Voice of Tree Care

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Woodlot Management Jul 5. 0 Replies

Partners Advancing Commercial Tree Care (PACT) is a strategic partnership between the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) and industry companies who are invested in the future of the tree care industry. "We are looking for partners to work with us…Continue

Emerald Ash Borer App

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Jul 5. 0 Replies

An App to Help Detect EABDeveloped by Colorado State University Extension & Colorado State Forest Service…Continue

GMO American Chestnuts - will the King of the Eastern Forests return?

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy May 18. 6 Replies

copied over from the: www.silvopasture.ning.com forum...Since I first became obsessed with trees and forests and set out on a path to become a forester ~ 30 years ago, I have dreamed of someday seeing…Continue

Dealing with Climate Change Proactively on YOUR land - Links

Started by Alicia Rose in Forest Health May 4. 0 Replies

Climate Response Frameworkhttp://www.forestadaptation.org/-------------------Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science…Continue

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