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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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Devin Merkley Mohican Farm is now a member of CornellForestConnect
yesterday
Brett Chedzoy posted a discussion
yesterday
Wendy Scheening replied to Wendy Scheening's discussion Maple Syrup Production Tax implications
"Thanks Steve.  I will definitely look into doing it that way.  I appreciate your response.  Wendy"
Tuesday
Stephen Childs replied to Wendy Scheening's discussion Maple Syrup Production Tax implications
"Wendy, Generally it is to your advantage to be considered a farm for tax purposes.  The main reason is that with a schedule F using the cash method you do not have to account for either supplies or product inventory.  Doing such inventory…"
Tuesday
Wendy Scheening posted a discussion

Maple Syrup Production Tax implications

In 2015 we converted our maple syrup hobby into a small business.  This is the first year we have to file our taxes related to the business and are not certain if we should consider it farming or retail sales (schedule F or schedule C) or what the standard business code is that we should use.  We own our own woodlot (38 acres) and do not purchase any other sap at this time.  We contacted the NYS sales tax division and they said we do not need a sales tax number because we do not collect sales…See More
Feb 6
Brett Chedzoy posted an event

8th Annual Peter Levatich Memorial Seminar for Rural Landowners at Spencer-Van Etten High School Auditorium

February 20, 2016 from 9am to 12pm
“The Effects of Invasive Organisms and Whitetail Deer on Forest Ecosystems, and Novel Approaches to Addressing the Issues”Presented by Dr. Bernd Blossey and Andrea Davalos  Cornell Department of Natural Resources This annual educational seminar is free and open to the public!  Light refreshments served. Sponsored by the Southern Finger Lakes Chapter of the NY Forest Owners Association.  Rural landowners, woodland owners, sportsmen, foresters and wildlife enthusiasts are encouraged to…See More
Feb 6
Wendy Scheening is now a member of CornellForestConnect
Feb 6
Lewis E. Ward replied to Ed Neuhauser's discussion Plastic vs. Aluminum posted signs
"Much depends upon sun exposure for both aluminum and plastic. The orange plastic however is still bright for years after the black ink has faded. At least you can easily locate the boundary lines. "
Feb 5

Blog Posts

Conifer Identification and Ecology

Posted by Peter Smallidge on January 24, 2016 at 11:09pm 0 Comments

Tree identification is a perennial favorite webinar topic, and the recent webinar on conifers was no exception.  Over 100 participants on January 20 learned about the ecology and identification of 10 common northeastern conifers.  Key features were presented, but importantly the process of learning a systematic approach was emphasized.

The webinar is now archived on youtube here.

I recently wrote an article about the…

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Fungus kills Lyme disease-carrying ticks-Metarhizium anisopliae

Posted by Lewis E. Ward on January 14, 2016 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

New research. Efficacy? Cost per unit and efficacy is this viable? How quickly are the new lyme carrying tcks reestablished?

http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Fungus-kills-Lyme-disease-carrying-ticks-3379407.php…

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DEC’s Public Engagement Pilot Project (for deer management)

Posted by Lewis E. Ward on January 14, 2016 at 4:25pm 0 Comments

  The NYS DEC is hosting a webinar on Deer Management. You may participate online or attend the season at one of the listed locations.

We've heard from deer hunters that they don't see the deer when they are out hunting, part of the problem this year is that it was warm and the deer went nocturnal along with the full moon. Deer tend not to move in warm weather during the day after gun season starts. We here from a few citizens that they still expect to see more deer while…

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Forest Legacy Planning on the radio

Posted by Jennifer Stengle on January 11, 2016 at 12:22pm 0 Comments

Heard a story on Marketplace this morning about forest legacy planning. Not a lot of details. But the forest owners technique for getting his grandchildren emotionally invested in the land made me smile.


http://www.marketplace.org/2016/01/06/world/family-forests

 
 
 

Forum

The German Tree Whisperer

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management yesterday. 0 Replies

Tree Twitter?  Worth a read...…Continue

Maple Syrup Production Tax implications

Started by Wendy Scheening in Maple Syrup Production. Last reply by Wendy Scheening on Tuesday. 2 Replies

In 2015 we converted our maple syrup hobby into a small business.  This is the first year we have to file our taxes related to the business and are not certain if we should consider it farming or retail sales (schedule F or schedule C) or what the…Continue

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Plastic vs. Aluminum posted signs

Started by Ed Neuhauser in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Lewis E. Ward Feb 5. 1 Reply

 I would like to know if anyone has any information on the longevity of plastic vs. aluminum posted signs. The attached Al sign, between 10-15 years old, has faded so much that it's not usable. I don't have any long-term experience with plastic…Continue

Moving American Elm Firewood

Started by Dean Faklis in Forest Health. Last reply by Mark Kurtis Feb 2. 7 Replies

Is it OK to move firewood from a diseased American Elm?  Will live trees at the destination be put at new risk or is the risk level unchanged?Continue

cut stump on beech didn't work

Started by Peter Smallidge in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Mark Kurtis Feb 2. 7 Replies

I received an email with this question and my response.  Please add thoughts you might have on a solution...Question:I am currently under a forestry practice contract through EQUIP.  [a forester] recently toured the site and thought I should ask…Continue

Black walnut trees.

Started by Chaz U. Farly in Woodlot Management Feb 1. 0 Replies

I have a small stand of black walnut trees in my yard. Due to the chemicals released by these trees its difficult to grow anything around them. I would like to plant some kind of ground cover here to improve the looks and eliminate the need to mow.…Continue

Aluminum nails in live trees cause significant damage?

Started by Dean Faklis in Woodlot Management Jan 28. 0 Replies

Recently in my email inbox, there has been some discussion on hanging posted signs on live trees with aluminum nails.  I've read that using aluminum nails does negligible damage to the tree. The computer screen background on this webpage is a nice…Continue

i-Tree 2016 Online Training: Tools for Assessing and Managing Community Forests

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health. Last reply by Alicia Rose Dec 16, 2015. 1 Reply

i-Tree 2016 Online Training: Tools for Assessing and Managing Community ForestsJoin us for a comprehensive web-based instructional series that will introduce the latest tools in the i-Tree software suite, as well as bring you up to date on the…Continue

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