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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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Controlling Thinning - Some Concepts and Methods

The title of this blog is that of the recent webinar by Dr. Ralph Nyland, presented on June 21, 2017.  The webinar is archived at www.youtube.com/ForestConnect and there is a direct link below.Ralph focused his presentation on three topics. How much residual basal area (relative density) should you leave during a thinning? The short answer is 60% relative density, allowing regrowth to 80% before thinning again. An option to calculate relative…See More
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Chainsaws for Charity (C4C) - June 3, 2017 - Happy Birthday C4C!

Happy Birthday!  C4C is one year old!  Congratulations to the entire Team! Wow, the email list has really expanded.  I think that there are some 50 family names on…See More
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Maple Seed Crop

sorry fdor the NNY bias...feel free to use this any time/way you like, and to edit out the offending parochial sentiments.Helicopters and Handkerchiefs: Signs of StressPaul HetzlerHere is a forecast the entire region can bank on: this spring will be characterized by pollen storms, and in a related development, it will rain helicopters this summer. Don’t panic—it has nothing to do with aircraft. It has everything to do with stress.Short-term, moderate stress—for example an article deadline—can…See More
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Controlling Thinning - Some Concepts and Methods

Posted by Peter Smallidge on June 21, 2017 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

The title of this blog is that of the recent webinar by Dr. Ralph Nyland, presented on June 21, 2017.  The webinar is archived at www.youtube.com/ForestConnect and there is a direct link below.

Ralph focused his presentation on three topics. 

  1. How much residual basal area (relative density) should you leave during a thinning? The short answer is 60% relative density, allowing regrowth to 80% before thinning again.…
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Chainsaws for Charity (C4C) - June 3, 2017 - Happy Birthday C4C!

Posted by Dean Faklis on June 4, 2017 at 1:58pm 0 Comments

Happy Birthday!  C4C is one year old!  Congratulations to the entire Team! 

Wow, the email list has really expanded.  I think that there are some…

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Tree Quiz

Posted by Paul J Hetzler on May 23, 2017 at 8:15am 0 Comments

Tree Guys Don’t Know Anything          Paul Hetzler

What is an arborist?

1. What a resident of Ann Arbor, Michigan calls herself/ himself.  

2. A person who has received extensive training in all aspects of tree care.  

3. As opposed to your borist.

Tree topping is:

1. A type of syrup that forest-industry workers prefer on their ice cream.  

2. An incorrect way to reduce a tree’s height, one which leads to a very weak and…

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Planting Tips

Posted by Paul J Hetzler on May 23, 2017 at 8:12am 0 Comments

Only Bury Your Tree After It’s Dead

Paul Hetzler

In springtime, driving around on weekends makes me sad. Invariably I’ll pass someone out in their yard, shovel in hand, maybe with their kids or spouse, and they have a cute little tree from the garden center on one side of them, and a wicked deep hole in the ground on the other. If I wasn’t so shy, I’d stop and offer my condolences, because clearly they are having a funeral for the tree.

Here’s an arborist joke: What do…

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GMO American Chestnuts - will the King of the Eastern Forests return?

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy May 18. 6 Replies

copied over from the: www.silvopasture.ning.com forum...Since I first became obsessed with trees and forests and set out on a path to become a forester ~ 30 years ago, I have dreamed of someday seeing…Continue

Dealing with Climate Change Proactively on YOUR land - Links

Started by Alicia Rose in Forest Health May 4. 0 Replies

Climate Response Frameworkhttp://www.forestadaptation.org/-------------------Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science…Continue

Reading "The Hidden Life of Trees"

Started by David J Vinish II in Forest Health Apr 19. 0 Replies

Reading... The Hidden Life of Trees http://amzn.to/2pDtmGtContinue

Logger Training….It’s Not Just for Loggers

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Tim Goodman Apr 17. 1 Reply

Logger Training….It’s Not Just for Loggers…Continue

Announcing PA Timber 2017: Forest Products Equipment and Technology Exposition

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Woodlot Management Apr 17. 0 Replies

Announcing PA Timber 2017: Forest Products Equipment and Technology Exposition…Continue

Goldenseal in Your Back Woods?

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Woodlot Management Apr 17. 0 Replies

Goldenseal in Your Back Woods?…Continue

Announcing New Backpack Sprayer Calibration Forest Science Fact Sheet

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Woodlot Management Apr 17. 0 Replies

Announcing New Backpack Sprayer Calibration Forest Science Fact Sheet…Continue

native Plants of New York

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Apr 13. 0 Replies

A native plant is one that naturally occurs in a region without having been introduced from elsewhere by people. Over thousands of years, native plants have adapted to the climate, soils, and environmental conditions of our area. They have developed…Continue

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