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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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Brett Chedzoy commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"The learning curve to date, and some  "Frequently Asked Questions" I'll be adding plenty of content to this section as we continue to see what's happening and time allows to get in to the fine details.  But for…"
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Brett Chedzoy commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"Are the slash walls working? It will probably take at least five years before the regeneration is beyond deer browsing height (human eyeball height) and we can then evaluate the composition.  In the meantime, there are numerous monitoring…"
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Brett Chedzoy commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"Feller-buncher slash walls Encouraged by the results of the completed 74-acre harvest, the same crew cut three more blocks about 10-acres in size each and enclosed them in slash walls.  The first, done in July, was a declining Red Pine…"
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Brett Chedzoy commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"From idea to reality -  the Camp Ridge sale was sold in the summer of 2016 to a local logging and excavation company that was accustomed to "trying new things" at the Arnot.  Approximately 25% of the stumpage value was traded in…"
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Brett Chedzoy commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"What are we doing about these problems at the Arnot?  Realizing that the challenges to regeneration at the Arnot weren't going to fix themselves, we decided in 2016 that we would tackle these areas with whatever was needed (and within our…"
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Brett Chedzoy commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"Why is the control of understory vegetation and deer impacts important in the regeneration process?  Many of you have heard this (many times) before:  Tree seedlings, even those that can tolerate more shade like Sugar Maple, need ample…"
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Brett Chedzoy commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"Some background:  Cornell's 4,200 acre Arnot Teaching and Research Forest has about 3,000 acres of managed timber.  The oldest stands on the forest originated after partial to full clearing in the late 1800's.  These stands…"
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Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot

Many of you have visited Cornell's Arnot Teaching and Research Forest over the past year and noticed some big changes, namely several large regeneration harvests aimed at replacing aging stands with new ones that are as good or better as the old ones in terms of future quality and value.  For those of you who won't make it back there anytime soon but are interested in following the progress, I'll provide periodic updates here.See More
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Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot

Posted by Brett Chedzoy on January 16, 2018 at 6:40pm 7 Comments

Many of you have visited Cornell's Arnot Teaching and Research Forest over the past year and noticed some big changes, namely several large regeneration harvests aimed at replacing aging stands with new ones that are as good or better as the old ones in terms of future quality and value.  For those of you who won't make it back there anytime soon but are interested in following the progress, I'll provide periodic updates here.

Preventing Tree Breakage

Posted by Paul J Hetzler on January 14, 2018 at 8:18pm 0 Comments

Cradles and Cables

We are a clever lot when it comes to helping our kids settle into bed at night. Apparently, the story of how Jack broke his head fetching a pail of water, with Jill falling down the well after him, or the charming bubonic plague ditty “Ring Around the Rosie,” is supposed to calm small children. The veiled threat about abandoning an infant in a tree on a windy night always made my kids hush up. “Rock-a-bye baby, in the treetop; when the wind blows, the cradle will…

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Chainsaws for Charity (C4C) - January 10, 2018 - Flash Mob!

Posted by Dean Faklis on January 12, 2018 at 5:28pm 0 Comments

We're short?  How can that be?  We were way ahead of schedule for this year! 

With the recent cold snap, the need for firewood is relentless.  The Rotary of Walworth-Ontario needed an additional eight facecords and the Canandaigua Rotary needed two more, all to help Camp Onseyawa.   But.... we only had six stacked and ready to go.  So, a Flash Mob was called for High Noon on January 10 to make more heat!  Fortunately, thanks to Wagner Hardwoods, we have material that is ready…

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Timber Theft

Posted by Paul J Hetzler on January 8, 2018 at 1:38pm 0 Comments

Timber Theft

Only the crunch of gravel mars the predawn quiet as a truck, headlights off, rolls to a stop. Working quickly, professional bandits round up your unsuspecting timber. As your herd of prized trees is prodded toward the tailgate ramp, their soft mewling is barely audible amidst all the rustling…

While it does at times parallel cattle rustling, with skilled thieves whisking away a few exceptionally valuable trees in an early-morning or weekend raid, timber theft…

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Silvopasture Workshop

Started by Alicia Rose in Agroforestry. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn Jan 2. 1 Reply

Silvopasture Workshop https://misanews.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/silvopasture-workshop/August 4-5, 2017La Crescent, MinnesotaThe University of Minnesota Extension,…Continue

Beech Leaf Disease

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Tim Levatich Dec 1, 2017. 3 Replies

This just in...  Would be interested to know if anyone sees this in their woods come spring.http://forestry.ohiodnr.gov/portals/forestry/pdfs/BLDAlert.pdf…Continue

Landowner liability in NY

Started by Tim Levatich in Woodlot Management Nov 26, 2017. 0 Replies

Hi, Everyone.I searched the web for New York State landowner liability and found the document linked below. It looks a little dated but the content might be accurate.…Continue

inaturalist

Started by Alicia Rose in Agroforestry Nov 24, 2017. 0 Replies

Check out www.inaturalist.org Contribute to ScienceEvery observation can contribute to biodiversity science, from the rarest butterfly to the most common backyard weed. We share your findings with scientific…Continue

Buckthorn Baggie

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Woodlot Management. Last reply by John McNerney Nov 8, 2017. 1 Reply

Buckthorn Baggie kills invasive trees without chemicals…Continue

Tamarack Tree - Some Links that may be of interest

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Agroforestry Oct 29, 2017. 0 Replies

Tamarack: the unsolved mystery tree…Continue

Landfire

Started by Alicia Rose in Forest Health Oct 27, 2017. 0 Replies

During the Q & A session, many of you expressed interest in the comparison of LANDFIRE BpS and NRCS Ecological Site Descriptions. The attached report is also available online:…Continue

Vine ID

Started by Mark Domingos in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Dave McGill Sep 7, 2017. 1 Reply

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

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