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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 posted an event

Bird Friendly Webinar at virtual

March 29, 2023 at 7pm to April 5, 2023 at 7pm
The bird-friendly forests webinars are back!  The Southern Finger Lakes Chapter of the New York Forest Owners Association ( and Audubon NY ( are pleased to again partner on a new woodland management series for our feathered friends.  These free webinars are open to all!   Click here to register for one or both presentations:…See More
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"Anyone familiar with American Forest Foundation?"
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Diane Frances replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion What Constitutes a Healthy Forest?
"Peter, will you be offering this training again? Perhaps to small forest owners? Thank you, Diane"
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Diane Frances is now a member of CornellForestConnect
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Seeking Panelists

Posted by Haven Colgate on September 7, 2022 at 9:08pm 0 Comments

The New York State Association of Conservation Commissions is seeking speakers for its October 6th conference. NYSACC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support municipal environmental committees, boards, and commissions throughout New York.

NYSACC is looking for panelists conversant with existing tree funding available to NYS municipalities and counties, and if possible, someone who can supply application info and due dates. In addition, the conference hopes to help…


Woods and Park Restoration Hastings-on-Hudson_bids_welcomed

Posted by Peter Smallidge on August 2, 2022 at 2:00pm 2 Comments

(I haven't seen this type of project before, and thought it interesting and worth sharing here.  See contacts below if you have questions. Peter)

The Village of Hastings on Hudson herby invites the submission of proposals


email for information:  Aaron Podhurst <>

Hillside Woods and Park Restoration Project Management and

Other Landscaping and Horticultural Services:

Village of Hastings-on-Hudson…


Extreme Weather Forestry BMPs

Posted by Peter Smallidge on April 20, 2022 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

Today's (20april2022) ForestConnect webinar was by Steve Roberge of UNH, NH state extension forester.  Steve was presenting from work done at UNH about tactics that loggers and foresters use, voluntarily, to stabilize their logging site and ensure they can continue to access and work their job during extreme weather events. Winters are often without snow or freezing and ground conditions might limit production. This…


Maple Sap Runs On Gas

Posted by Paul J Hetzler on March 19, 2022 at 6:54am 0 Comments

Some foods give us gas, but gas is what ultimately gives us maple syrup. If not for gas bubbles in the wood, sap wouldn’t flow. Who knew maple trees were CO2 powered?

A mere two decades ago, arborists were at a loss to explain what caused maple sap run. We'd typically mumble something about transpirational vacuum in the canopy before changing the subject. Everyone knows sap runs when warm days follow freezing nights. But it wasn’t until recently that the mechanism behind…



What Constitutes a Healthy Forest?

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Diane Frances Mar 23. 3 Replies

In March, 2021, Peter and I had the opportunity to organize a day-long training for the annual Water Quality Symposium (annual conference of SWCD and NRCS professionals from around NY) titled: "Restoring Ecological and Productive Function to…Continue

Building slash wall with skid-steer

Started by James Gray in Woodlot Management. Last reply by James Gray Jan 19. 2 Replies

Hello everyone, looking for feedback on plan to build a slash wall with a skid steer and fork attachment.The timber harvest is at a nature center, clearcutting a red pine plantation (1 ac) and aspen stand (1 ac) and group selection on a oak stand…Continue

2022 Forest Tax Tips

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management Jan 9. 0 Replies

Peter usually shares something around this time of the year, but just saw this in the recent National Woodland Magazine 2022 Tax Tips for Forest LandownersAs a private forest landowner, you may start to think about timber taxes only after having a…Continue


Started by Lew Ward in Woodlot Management Nov 10, 2022. 0 Replies

RESTORING OLD-GROWTH CHARACTERISTICSto New England’s and New York’s ForestsOld-growth forest was once the predominant natural condition across New England and New York before European settlement; however, it is now one of the rarest habitats in our…Continue

The Village of Hastings-on-Hudson is hiring a p/t urban forester!

Started by Haven Colgate in Woodlot Management Aug 2, 2022. 0 Replies

See for details.Contact:Aaron PodhurstApodhurst@hastingsgov.org914-478-2380 x640Continue

Agroforester Job Opening

Started by Katie Commender in Agroforestry Jun 23, 2022. 0 Replies

Appalachian Sustainable Development is searching for a part-time, regionally remote Agroforester to join our team! This new position will be responsible for providing technical and financial assistance to producers for alley cropping and…Continue

Gypsy Moth (aka Spongy Moth) spray control in priority areas by DEC

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management May 24, 2022. 0 Replies

A partial answer to a frequently asked question of recent months - what, if anything, is the DEC planning to do...DEC Announces Aerial Treatment for Spongy Moth in Six High Priority Forest AreasAerial Treatment Taking Place Through Approximately May…Continue



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