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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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Scientists are finding that forests aren’t as good at fighting climate change as we thought.

Hardly as drastic as the headline would make you think. More like fine tuning and the results really only applicable for Northern hardwoods such as the beech, sugar maples and yellow birch.---LEWhttps://finance.yahoo.com/news/scientists-finding-forests-aren-t-090022082.htmlSee More
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New Beech Threat Nothing to Sneeze At

Beech Health UpdatePaul Hetzler, ISA Certified ArboristIn the early 19th century, a Prussian diplomat asserted that “when France sneezes, the whole of Europe catches a cold.” Things changed, obviously. For a long while it has been an American financial sneeze able to make the world ill. Though China’s economy is projected to soon zip past ours, other countries still put hankies to their faces when the USA coughs.Canada has been covering up for some time now, but not for the usual reasons.…See More
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Promoting Hardwood Regeneration: Controlling Deer Impacts and Interfering Vegetation at Cornell University - Arnot Forest

September 20, 2019 from 8:30am to 5pm
See link below to registerThis workshop will help participants understand management practices designed for successful forest regeneration, especially control of the interaction of deer and interfering vegetation. Participants will visit 7 research and management treatment sites. Learning will occur through in-field lectures, visualization of treatment effects, discussion, and networking among participants. The visits to multiple sites will require participants to car pool and be punctual in…See More
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Scientists are finding that forests aren’t as good at fighting climate change as we thought.

Posted by Lew Ward on September 19, 2019 at 8:15am 0 Comments

Hardly as drastic as the headline would make you think. More like fine tuning and the results really only applicable for Northern hardwoods such as the beech, sugar maples and yellow birch.---LEW…


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NYFOA WFL Firewood 4 Charity Initiative

Posted by Dave Keebler on September 14, 2019 at 8:08pm 0 Comments

On Weds, Sep 11 a little over two face cords were cut between 9AM and about 11:30.  David D, Jim M., Greg L. and Dave K. worked the shift.  A neighbor from down the street stopped in and worked for about an hour.

During the break we discussed the need for more volunteers.  Get in touch if you would like to volunteer or get more information.…

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New Beech Threat Nothing to Sneeze At

Posted by Paul J Hetzler on September 14, 2019 at 10:10am 0 Comments

Beech Health Update

Paul Hetzler, ISA Certified Arborist

In the early 19th century, a Prussian diplomat asserted that “when France sneezes, the whole of Europe catches a cold.” Things changed, obviously. For a long while it has been an American financial sneeze able to make the world ill. Though China’s economy is projected to soon zip past ours, other countries still put hankies to their faces when the USA coughs.

Canada has been covering up for some time…

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Forest Pests are Exploding

Posted by Paul J Hetzler on August 31, 2019 at 12:05pm 0 Comments

Forest Health Forecast

If you’re tired of hearing about new invasive forest pests, I’m right there with you. Seems they arrive at an ever-increasing pace, and the harm potential ratchets up with each newcomer. At this rate maybe we’ll get a wood-boring beetle whose larvae explode, which would put things in perspective. As distasteful as it is to peer at the cast of ugly new characters, it’s better to know what we’re up against.

Novel pests put everyone on a steep learning…

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Verticillium Wilt

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Jul 9. 0 Replies

Verticillium Wilt - https://mailchi.mp/unl.edu/nebraskas-forest-health-report-july-2019 Symptoms of Verticillium wilt are now becoming apparent in infected trees in…Continue

Silvopasture in Wisconsin: Goals, Challenges, and other Fodder for Thought

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Agroforestry May 9. 0 Replies

Silvopasture in Wisconsin: Goals, Challenges, and other Fodder for ThoughtWednesday, May 29, 2019 at 11:00am (CDT)Diane MayerfeldSustainable Agriculture Coordinator, UW-Extension, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) -…Continue

Small acreage logging project

Started by WJ Rodenhouse in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Lew Ward Apr 22. 1 Reply

A friend asked me what types of protections he should include in agreement with logger when having his 10 acre forest logged. I thought maybe some of you could provide insight. Logger stated Workman's comp wasn't needed in a family business.Thanks!Continue

Western Larch Question

Started by Alex Harmon in Wildlife Management. Last reply by Pamela Dallaire Mar 30. 2 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

How tree diversity affects invasive forest pests

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Mar 27. 1 Reply

A long-standing tenet in forestry is that healthier and more diverse woods are typically more resilient to stress factors and pest.  This holds true in most cases, but there are the notable exceptions like EAB.This article from the "Morning Ag…Continue

480a disqualification after EAB

Started by Bill Pontius in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Bill Pontius Mar 17. 4 Replies

Here's a hypothetical question (hopefully). If an ash stand no longer has sufficient density to qualify for the 480a program following ash borer invasion, and if that stand is necessary for having more than 50 acres for the program, what happens?…Continue

Renewable Jet Fuel from Woody Biomass

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management Feb 27. 0 Replies

The carbon footprint of air travel is currently being scrutinized in the news.  Here's a renewable energy angle that probably won't be covered in the mainstream media: …Continue

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