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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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Wood Heat: Up In Smoke?

Where There’s SmokeAn upswing in woodstove use might sound yawn-worthy, but recent findings about the dire health effects of wood smoke might mean the long-term future of wood as a heating fuel is in question.As someone who grew up with wood heat, I assumed  it was hands-down one of the most sustainable, eco-positive fuels for home heating. Like many other widely shared conventions, it turns out the veracity of that assumption depends on a lot of things.How many people burn wood in a given…See More
Dec 18, 2021
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Agroforester Job Posting - 1/9/22

Greetings,Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) is searching for an Agroforester to join our team! This new position will focus on alley cropping and silvopasture, and will be responsible for co-developing agroforestry trainings for natural resource providers, and providing technical and financial assistance to producers for agroforestry establishment. All applicants must apply on Indeed …See More
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Wood Heat: Up In Smoke?

Posted by Paul J Hetzler on December 18, 2021 at 1:20pm 0 Comments

Where There’s Smoke

An upswing in woodstove use might sound yawn-worthy, but recent findings about the dire health effects of wood smoke might mean the long-term future of wood as a heating fuel is in question.

As someone who grew up with wood heat, I assumed  it was hands-down one of the most sustainable, eco-positive fuels for home heating. Like many other widely shared conventions, it turns out the veracity of that assumption depends on a lot of things.

How many…

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how trunk decay works (and doesn't)

Posted by Paul J Hetzler on November 19, 2021 at 9:47am 0 Comments

Lips and Walls: Digging into Tree Decay

When clients call about decay in large older trees, every so often it’s necessary to respond that I’m not interested in hearing any lip from them. I do this respectfully of course.

It’s a frequent misconception that the roll of callus tissue or “lip” that trees produce at the margins of a wound will cause, or at least accelerate, trunk rot by catching and holding a small amount of rainwater. It makes perfect sense to us that if an open…

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GPS and GIS - for the rest of us

Posted by Peter Smallidge on September 15, 2021 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

- check back for details on the webinars 15 sept 2021 and 17 nov 2021

Garmin GLO 2 https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/645104 ;

HELP PREVENT OAK WILT

Posted by Paul J Hetzler on August 9, 2021 at 9:57pm 0 Comments

Painting Our Way Out of a Corner

It’s normal to tune out all the Chicken Littles (such as yours truly) who run around squawking about this or that invasive forest pest or disease that pose a threat to trees. I mean, how many times can the sky fall, anyway? But the real danger is when we feel so overwhelmed that we throw up our hands. Thinking we can’t make a difference could result in more harm to forests than the pests themselves.

There’s a pithy fable about a child who…

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Agroforester Job Posting - 1/9/22

Started by Katie Commender in Agroforestry Dec 16, 2021. 0 Replies

Greetings,Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) is searching for an Agroforester to join our team! This new position will focus on alley cropping and silvopasture, and will be responsible for co-developing agroforestry trainings for natural…Continue

Spotted lantern fly in maple stands - effects?

Started by Tim Levatich in Forest Health Sep 9, 2021. 0 Replies

Hi, All.I've been reading brief mentions that spotted lantern fly "likes maple". I'm wondering if there is any experience so far with what happens to a forest that has a heavy proportion of maple composition and is hit with a SLF infestation. Our…Continue

Tags: grapes, orchard, fruit, slf, lantern

Hypo-hatchet

Started by Mike Blasko in Woodlot Management Jul 28, 2021. 0 Replies

I just got a hypo-hatchet to use for beech hack and squirt treatments. The manufacturer states to only use with Amine herbicides only. Is glyphosate an Amine or Ester herbicide?Continue

IPhone surveys

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Peter Smallidge Jul 13, 2021. 13 Replies

Smart phones have GPS.  Has anyone figured out how to use them for mapping wooded land.  I am especially interested in a way to map  my logging trails. Jim MartinContinue

Forester recommendations?

Started by Roger Rodriguez in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Michael Dirac Jul 10, 2021. 2 Replies

We are new to forestry ownership and need some advice. We would like to be good stewards of the property and also provide occasional profit of some kind, especially to offset the taxes we pay on the property. I was thinking tree farming (?) as a…Continue

succession after a pine plantation

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management Jun 23, 2021. 0 Replies

About 1982 I planted 8000 white pine in a former pasture on the advice of my ex-forester with an OK from the DEC. They got badly weeviled.  I thinned   every third row  and  later also   hit  the most damaged ones which were left.  I hoped to favor…Continue

Hemlock

Started by Chaz U. Farly in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Jim Martin Jun 23, 2021. 2 Replies

Is there a reason the State of New York stopped selling hemlock seedlings? I'd made up my mind that I'd like to plant a hundred, maybe more, for my grandsons to enjoy, but find no source. Continue

How long do brush cutter blades work?

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn May 19, 2021. 8 Replies

I dunno maybe it's because time flies when it's multiflora rose and buckthorns that are getting whacked. It seems that these blades are needing retirement after 8 or so hours.   Is this typical for this type of material. WIde range of material but…Continue

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