A Restoration Strategy for Future New York Woodlands
May 20, 2020
Presentations at 12:00 to 1:00 PM and again at 7:00 to 8:00 PM (webinars may run long with questions)
link to register is
https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5IRFqn7oSYm5D-Vyqb8-3Q (password is "Cornell")
For more than 20 years people who own and work in northeastern woodlands have struggled to overcome the impacts of deer and interfering vegetation have on their efforts to regenerate hardwood species in adequate density. A feasible solution is essential to ensure diversity and desirable regeneration when harvested and maturing forests are replaced. The interest and activity is widespread, ranging from decades of USFS and academic research, the Restore NY Woodland partnership formed by the NY Forest Owners, and regeneration as a central theme of Cornell’s ForestConnect extension and applied research program. In 2017, Cornell Cooperative Extension developed a novel and innovative approach known as “slash walls” to address the two greatest barriers to successful forest regeneration: deer impacts and competing vegetation. This strategy has since been utilized successfully on over 400 acres at Cornell’s Arnot Teaching and Research Forest. The webinar will focus on slash wall costs, construction methods, effectiveness, suitable applications, benefits, outcomes, and if/how to use on your property or property that you manage.