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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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48"dbh hemlock
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robert dalbo replied to robert dalbo's discussion controlling beech
"Peter, I thought that would be the result. I did a pellet survey a few years ago on the area surrounding my property and came up with about 15/16 deer sq. mile , not a lot but just enough to affect regeneration.I tried dmap, but unfortunately I have…"
Tuesday
Peter Smallidge replied to robert dalbo's discussion controlling beech
"Hi Robert: Great question.  The short answer is that after a canopy disturbance such as harvesting (or ice storm), the next forest looks like whatever is in the understory. In your case, the next forest would likely be dominated by beech and…"
Dec 10
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robert dalbo posted a discussion

controlling beech

I have a section on my property approximately 5 acres with mature oak and maples 18 to 20 inches, well spaced, but the understory is a combination of beech and ferns. I have cut some beech and sprayed some the ferns with mediocre success. I do not anticipate logging the area, but if it were to be logged in the future what might regeneration look like.See More
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Timber Taxes

Posted by Peter Smallidge on November 20, 2018 at 12:46pm 0 Comments

Many woodland owners harvest timber, yet wonder how to handle (optimize) the tax liability.  The "go to" website is www.timbertax.org

Another resource is from the USFS Timber Tax team and their annual timber tax "tips" attached here  TaxTips2018.pdf

New Smithsonian Study Links Declines in Suburban Backyard Birds to Presence of Nonnative Plants

Posted by Lew Ward on November 17, 2018 at 7:57pm 0 Comments

https://nationalzoo.si.edu/news/new-smithsonian-study-links-declines-suburban-backyard-birds-presence-nonnative-plants?fbclid=IwAR0v_un3xd1Bl3QBF0sIxrJ0tcTtkIgjkTOMdaIQSGGn3e_pH_KGWyChQCw

Chainsaws for Charity (C4C) - November 9, 2018 - New Load of Solar Energy Arrives!

Posted by Dean Faklis on November 14, 2018 at 10:03am 0 Comments

A new mountain of great timber was donated and delivered to the landing today by the Wagner Companies.  We're extremely grateful to our partners at Wagner Hardwoods for their strong and continuing support.  David needed a wide angle lens to capture all of the wood!  There's good work to do on this mountain of logs and Eileen is in the process of scheduling upcoming C4C gatherings.…

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Northern NYS EAB Info Meeting--Help Pass the Word

Posted by Paul J Hetzler on November 5, 2018 at 9:59pm 0 Comments

Run, Dorothy—Emerald City is Falling

Watertown is poised to become an Emerald City, but that’s not good news. Jefferson and Lewis will soon be Emerald Counties, and St. Lawrence County began the process of change two years ago. Unfortunately, this kind of transformation does not involve happy…

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controlling beech

Started by robert dalbo in Woodlot Management. Last reply by robert dalbo on Tuesday. 2 Replies

I have a section on my property approximately 5 acres with mature oak and maples 18 to 20 inches, well spaced, but the understory is a combination of beech and ferns. I have cut some beech and sprayed some the ferns with mediocre success. I do not…Continue

New film & resources to help YOU save forests!

Started by Lew Ward in Woodlot Management Nov 19. 0 Replies

'New film & resources to help YOU save forests!A new, short, animated (and…Continue

Tags: Management, Growth, Old

IPhone surveys

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Jim Martin Oct 27. 2 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

Oldest Flowering Tree in North Americal

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Oct 2. 0 Replies

Fossil of Oldest Flowering Tree in North America Discovered. And It Was Huge. -- https://www.livescience.com/63719-flowering-tree-fossil-cretaceous.htmlContinue

Slash and squirt control of Ailanthus

Started by Mark Horberg in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Peter Smallidge Sep 23. 5 Replies

I have 20-30 ailanthus trees on my property in the 4-6 inch diameter range.  What specific herbicide and concentration should I use for slash and squirt?  Can you recommend a place where it can be purchased in small quantities?  Thanks. Continue

inaturalist

Started by Alicia Rose in Agroforestry. Last reply by Linda Rohleder Sep 22. 1 Reply

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

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