Promoting Hardwood Regeneration: Controlling Deer Impacts and Interfering Vegetation

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Promoting Hardwood Regeneration:  Controlling Deer Impacts and Interfering Vegetation

Time: September 20, 2019 from 8:30am to 5pm
Location: Cornell University - Arnot Forest
Street: 611 County Road 13 - Arnot Forest Research & Operations
City/Town: Van Etten
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Phone: 6075923640
Event Type: workshop, /, field, tour
Organized By: Peter Smallidge
Latest Activity: Sep 10, 2019

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This workshop will help participants understand management practices designed for successful forest regeneration, especially control of the interaction of deer and interfering vegetation. Participants will visit 7 research and management treatment sites. Learning will occur through in-field lectures, visualization of treatment effects, discussion, and networking among participants. The visits to multiple sites will require participants to car pool and be punctual in travel. Workshop will be rain or shine. Walking will be through semi-rugged forest conditions for distances of up to 0.5 miles.

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Approved for NYSDEC Pesticide Re-certification 5.5 category 2 credits.

SAF Credits = 6

NYLT Credits = 1.0.

 Why Attend?...You will understand…

  • Different mechanical and chemical control methods of interfering vegetation.
  • How to control diseased beech near clean beech.
  • Costs and logistics of mesh fence versus slash walls; how exclusion effects interfering vegetation

Growth response of protected seedlings after mechanical control of brush

Who Should Attend:  Foresters, loggers, woodlot owners, agency personnel, conservancy managers, land trusts, natural resource specialists. SAF, NYLT, and pesticide credits pending review.

Participants should bring a lunch and wear appropriate field clothes.  Hard hats required, but only a few available for loan. Water will be provided.

SAF and NYLT Inc. Continuing Education Credits Pending. NYS DEC Pesticide Recertification Credits Pending. CEU and Re-Cert credits require timely sign-in and presence throughout the workshop. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Workshop fee $25.

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Comment by Danny Lacy on August 12, 2019 at 5:32pm

I have 120ac in Allegany Co. I have fenced Red and White Oak for about 7 years now and the results are amazing. Yes the fencing costs are high but the results in my opinion are worth every penny. I have tried other methods as have been mentioned, but nothing works like fencing. I would love to host a woods walk some day. Thanks for your class subject. I would love to attend. 

Comment by Peter Smallidge on August 21, 2019 at 12:25pm

Hi Danny:

Thanks for sharing your experiences. If you're a member of the NYFOA, the local chapter would probably be happy to work with you to coordinate a woods walk. Hopefully you can attend on the 20th and describe your experiences when we look at the new fence we've established.




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