Oaks are in decline throughout the Northeast because many of our forestlands lack the young oaks needed for successful regeneration. When mature oaks are lost through harvest, age, or disturbance, th…
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Date: May 11, 2016 Time: 12 pm - 1 pm (MT)Enter the Webinar HERE. Speaker: Dr. Ed Gilman, Professor, Environmental Horticulture Department, University of Florida Summary: Dr. Gilman guarantees th…0 Comments 0 Likes
Hosted by the Foundation for Sustainable Forests, this is a premier in-the-field forestry event featuring guest presenters, horse-logging demonstrations, and woods walks demonstrating different susta…0 Comments 0 Likes
If you are one of those people who now harvest their wood lot for winter heating - and are getting older and just tired of doing so or have a wife who is encouraging you not to – then you may be interested to learn about new developments in New York State. Developments that contribute to local jobs, use local sustainable resources, supply alternative energy, maintain a market for low-value trees, and keep forested land from being lost to development.
New York State has given a…Continue
Sugar maple is one of the most iconic and economically important trees in our forests. This webinar will address some of the most important current and potential insect pests and stressors that may accentuate their impacts. Insects (and other pests) tend to target specific parts of trees. By understanding these parts, and their interaction with pests, owners, producers and managers can better understand and utilize methods of control. Join Mark Whitmore of the Cornell University…Continue
Somewhat related to the deer problem we have in our forests. Who knew that Italy was facing a similar problem with deer and boars? http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/08/world/europe/italy-tuscany-chianti-wine.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0
Many landowners seek entrepreneurial opportunities from their woodlands, as a way to offset management costs or as part of a business venture. Traditional opportunities have emphasized extraction of fiber (timber, firewood, pulp) or land rental fees (hunting leases), and of course maple syrup production.
The buying and selling of sap has also been part of the rural tradition of woodland enterprises. Often, though, the process for the transaction, how to value the sap, and how to…Continue