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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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Mitch Banas is now a member of CornellForestConnect
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Friday
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Biochar and Applications for Restoration in Uinta Basin, Utah: WEBINAR at Online

July 28, 2015 from 12pm to 1pm
Biochar is a porous, charcoal-like product that is the result of pyrolysis (cooking) of materials containing carbon such as wood, crop residues, solid waste, livestock manure and other organic material. Biochar has a variety of unique properties that make it an excellent candidate for aiding in the reclamation of abandoned oil and gas pad sites in the Uinta Basin. Soil scientist Chris Peltz will describe an ongoing study looking at biochar and its ability to enhance native vegetation…See More
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Peter Smallidge posted a status
"I found this very cool blog on the "Go Wood" site. The pic is interesting, but watch the video towards the bottom http://goo.gl/KfT0Yw"
Jun 26
Carl DuPoldt posted a discussion

Destructive Southern Pine Beetle Migrates North

Destructive Southern Pine Beetle Migrates NorthThe southern pine beetle, which for generations has attacked forests throughout the southeastern U.S., is methodically making its way into the Northeast, destroying thousands of trees in New York, New Jersey and elsewhere.The beetle, which resembles a chocolate sprinkle, is viewed as a threat to all pine species, including pitch pine, the predominant tree found in the 100,000-acre environmentally sensitive Long Island Pine Barrens region. It was…See More
Jun 22
Greg Lusk is now a member of CornellForestConnect
Jun 22
Carl DuPoldt posted a discussion

Riparian Forest Buffers Video

Riparian Forest Buffers Video from the Stroud Water Research Centerhttp://www.stroudcenter.org/restoration/The Watershed Restoration Group at Stroud Water Research Center aims to develop and implement watershed restoration programs thatconnect landowners, stakeholders, and the general public with best management practices for conserving, restoring, and protecting watersheds; andhelp provide the infrastructure on the ground for sustaining…See More
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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Webinar

Posted by Peter Smallidge on June 15, 2015 at 9:32pm 0 Comments

If you have not previously joined a webinar, you should evaluate your connection with a test meeting here http://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html

 

Title – Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: Ecology, Management and Recent BioControl Research. Mark Whitmore, Cornell University Cooperative Extension

June 17, 2015 (live at noon and again at 7PM for an hour each)

 

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Learning from our Forest Elders

Posted by Steve Gabriel on May 31, 2015 at 12:21pm 0 Comments

New post discusses the importance of preserving the wisdom of forest stewardship for future generations.



"….One of the realizations I’ve come to having worked many hours in the woods, is that forestry and agroforestry are inherently humbling practices, because when we enter the world of trees and forests, we have to look beyond years and decades, and start thinking about centuries. Many of the consequences of the choices we make (good or bad) in our lifetime, won’t be…

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1st International Birch Sap & Syrup Conference

Posted by Lewis E. Ward on March 17, 2015 at 12:20pm 0 Comments

1st International Birch Sap & Syrup Conference

June 12-14, 2015 at Paul Smiths College in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. The main purpose of the conference is to bring together many people who are currently producing birch sap and syrup products to network with each other, share ideas, and learn about the latest research and developments in this growing industry. It is also intended for sugar makers who have birch trees and are considering adding birch syrup…

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Beech Management - NY registration of triclopyr and high-stumping of beech

Posted by Peter Smallidge on March 2, 2015 at 1:16pm 0 Comments

The January 21 webinar on Ecology and Management of beech was particularly useful because of the discussion it generated.  It has been archived to www.youtube.com/ForestConnect at this specific URL (here).

Note that a related webinar on herbicide use in forests is scheduled via ForestConnect on May 20, 2015, but Dave Jackson.  See the events panel …

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Destructive Southern Pine Beetle Migrates North

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

Destructive Southern Pine Beetle Migrates NorthThe southern pine beetle, which for generations has attacked forests throughout the southeastern U.S., is methodically making its way into the Northeast, destroying thousands of trees in New York, New…Continue

Riparian Forest Buffers Video

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Jun 20. 0 Replies

Riparian Forest Buffers Video from the Stroud Water Research Centerhttp://www.stroudcenter.org/restoration/The Watershed Restoration Group at Stroud Water Research Center aims to develop and…Continue

Any thoughts on using bio-herbicides for environmental friendliness?

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Carl DuPoldt May 23. 3 Replies

Any thoughs on Bioherbicides?http://www.grainews.ca/2010/04/05/ecofriendly-herbicide-awaits-approval/That environmental pressure was the initial impetus for…Continue

Global Warming and Forest Health

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

How global warming may make forests shorter and scrubbier…Continue

May 27, 2015 - Wednesday at 7:00pm 3630 Poffenberger Road, Jefferson, MD 21755, USA

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

Among the Ancients: What Old Growth Forests Teach UsMay 27, 2015 - Wednesday at 7:00pm3630 Poffenberger Road, Jefferson, MD 21755, USATrees clean the air we breathe, feed and shelter us, and bring our spirits peace. Joan Maloof studies ancient trees…Continue

beech allelopathy

Started by Jeff Joseph in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Jeff Joseph May 20. 3 Replies

     I am wondering if anyone has any information regarding allelopathy in beech leaves, as I have areas of my woodlot that receive adequate sunlight, yet have NO tree seedlings/regeneration to speak of other than beech. There is generally a thick…Continue

Eco Goats

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Woodlot Management May 20. 0 Replies

Meet the Eco-Goats! and Become a Certified Weed Warrior Leaderhttp://www.chesapeakenetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/image0012.jpg" width="89.933774834437" height="140" alt="RNC SpSu SUPP_2015_cover_for email" class="CToWUd"/>Hi Friends!I…Continue

Forest Products - Foam Made from Wood

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Woodlot Management May 8. 0 Replies

More on forest products.Not only is styrofoam great for all your packing needs, it also makes for an incredibly effective and lightweight insulator. It's just too bad the chemicals and processes needed to make it aren't as earth-friendly as they…Continue

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