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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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Carl DuPoldt posted a discussion
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May 16
Brett Chedzoy posted a discussion

Stone Walls

One of my first "real" jobs in forestry in the mid-1990's was in southern New England.  Although I had seen some stone walls here and there growing up in NY, I had never seen stone walls like those of coastal New England.  I remember one property on the Connecticut River that had stone walls at least chest-high and at least as wide (apparently, designed for horseback riding on top of the wall instead of the precious tillable land they protected).  That wall was inside a forest that even ~ 25…See More
May 14
Dean Faklis posted a blog post

Chainsaws for Charity (C4C) - May 9, 2018 - New Gear at the Landing!

The NYFOA C4C Team operates like a well-oiled machine and it just acquired a new....well-oiled machine!  With special thanks to Runnings - Brockport and John Schumacher, C4C purchased a brand new log splitter complete with Kohler engine.  Runnings gave a big discount and had its team assemble and prepare the splitter for C4C's service. NYFOA's Greg Lessord was key to this acquisition and mentions, "It's a Black Diamond 25-ton vertical and horizontal splitter on a tow-behind chassis. Plenty of…See More
May 9
Barbara Wenke is now a member of CornellForestConnect
May 7
Carl Albers commented on Carl Albers's blog post Growing Black Locust in NYS
"Hi Kevin, Not sure what that means for the future of black locust plantations.  That would be a good question for Brett Chedzoy.  Without a crystal ball I would say don't put all your eggs in one basket.  Soil type,…"
May 5
Kevin Mathers commented on Carl Albers's blog post Growing Black Locust in NYS
"Hi Carl, Thanks for the excellent info. Over the past few years we've seen increasing damage of black locust by locust leaf miner in the eastern southern tier of NY.   Do you have any thoughts on the advisability of starting a…"
May 4

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Chainsaws for Charity (C4C) - May 9, 2018 - New Gear at the Landing!

Posted by Dean Faklis on May 9, 2018 at 8:35pm 0 Comments

The NYFOA C4C Team operates like a well-oiled machine and it just acquired a new....well-oiled machine!  With special thanks to Runnings - Brockport and John Schumacher, C4C purchased a brand new log splitter complete with Kohler engine.  Runnings gave a big discount and had its team assemble and prepare the splitter for C4C's service. 

NYFOA's Greg Lessord was key to this acquisition and mentions, "It's a Black Diamond 25-ton vertical and horizontal splitter on a tow-behind…

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Growing Black Locust in NYS

Posted by Carl Albers on April 29, 2018 at 9:09am 2 Comments

Black locust is one of the most rot resistant woods native to North America.  Straight black locust posts and poles are in demand by grape and hop growers, and organic farmers who wish to fence in livestock or fence out deer.  The heartwood of locust trees is the most resistant to decay so larger diameter material will be the longest lasting. 

NYS-DEC considers black locust to be invasive and there are restrictions on planting black locust in certain areas of NYS.  Before considering…

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Ticked off about Lyme

Posted by Paul J Hetzler on April 28, 2018 at 9:05pm 0 Comments

Ticked Off

The downside of nice weather is that ticks like it too. Blackflies and mosquitoes can take the fun out of a day of hiking or gardening, but a single deer tick can ruin a whole summer if it transmits Lyme or other serious disease. Fortunately, there’s a relatively new tool in the battle against deer ticks: mice.

As recently as fifteen years ago in northern NY state it was rare to find a single black-legged tick, commonly known as a deer tick, on your person even after…

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Arbor Day

Posted by Paul J Hetzler on April 25, 2018 at 10:59pm 0 Comments

What is an Arbor, Anyway?



Muskrat Day. Velcro Appreciation Month. Hair Follicle Hygiene Week. Arbor Day. You know it’s an obscure event when the greeting-card trade hasn’t bothered to capitalize on it. I like to think the industry knows Arbor Day is worthy of a Hallmark line, but that they’ve decided to honor its spirit by conserving paper. (C’mon, it’s possible.) While not the best-known observance, Arbor Day has a respectable history, as well as a local… Continue
 
 
 

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Urban Forestry Presentation Link

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health yesterday. 0 Replies

Urban Forestry Presentation Link ---- …Continue

Stone Walls

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management May 14. 0 Replies

One of my first "real" jobs in forestry in the mid-1990's was in southern New England.  Although I had seen some stone walls here and there growing up in NY, I had never seen stone walls like those of coastal New England.  I remember one property on…Continue

Do Trees Talk to each other? See Video

Started by Alicia Rose in Forest Health Apr 24. 0 Replies

Suzanne Simard: How trees talk to each other | TED TalkVideo for How trees communicate with each other▶ 18:19https://www.ted.com/.../suzanne_simard_how_trees_talk_to_each_…Continue

Forest Health

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Mar 8. 0 Replies

Why Logs Are Important ---…Continue

Forest Adaptation Resources Climate Change Tools and Approaches for Land Managers

Started by Alicia Rose in Forest Health. Last reply by Carl DuPoldt Mar 1. 1 Reply

Forest Adaptation Resources: Climate Change Tools and Approaches for Land Managers, 2nd edition link -- https://www.fs.fed.us/nrs/pubs/gtr/gtr_nrs87-2.pdf---------------------Adaptive…Continue

New Forest Farm

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Agroforestry Feb 15. 0 Replies

Welcome to New Forest Farmhttps://newforestfarm.usNew Forest Farm is a diverse Restoration Agriculture research site in the Driftless Area of Southwestern Wisconsin.Founded and stewarded by the Shepard family…Continue

Dutch Elm Disease

Started by Bob Schumacher in Forest Health. Last reply by John McNerney Feb 3. 4 Replies

Our elm trees that have survived the last fifteen years of the disease being in our woods are looking very healthy.  I really enjoy the elms and we have a few very good size ones now.  I would lie some day to make some lumber with them.Continue

The Role of Insects and Diseases in Aspen Biology

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

The Role of Insects and Diseases in Aspen BiologyJohn Guyon, Forest Pathologist, USFS, Intermountain RegionDate: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 ----  Time: 12 pm (MST)   ----  …Continue

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