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How long do brush cutter blades work?

I dunno maybe it's because time flies when it's multiflora rose and buckthorns that are getting whacked. It seems that these blades are nee…

Started by Joanne Vaughn

1 8 hours ago
Reply by Ely McLaughlin

Nitrogen fixing bacteria for Alder trees

I am thinking of starting some alder trees from seed for planting into an area that does not and has not hosted alders.  How can I gain the…

Started by Joanne Vaughn

7 May 22
Reply by Joanne Vaughn

Seeking advice on controlling oriental bittersweet

A student in my silviculture class is seeking relayed the scenario below. If anyone has any tips or tricks I will gladly pass them along. T…

Started by Kristen Whitbeck

2 Apr 15
Reply by Lew Ward

Removal of grass around seedlings in pasture

Even after the timely discussion of "green lie" this week, I am still unsure of the best method to eliminate grassy vegetation around the p…

Started by Joanne Vaughn

11 Mar 19
Reply by Peter Smallidge

Beech control with triclopyr versus glyphosate

[I'm pasting from a recent email thread] Question -  I'm working on a couple beech regen and mid story control projects.   I have been usin…

Started by Peter Smallidge

3 Nov 20, 2019
Reply by Joanne Vaughn

Norway Spruce stump treatment

A urea application of a freshly cut Norway spruce stump surface. This treatment has been implemented as a management strategy to prevent th…

Started by Alicia Rose

0 Nov 4, 2019

Why don't evergreens drop their leaves in the fall?

Hmmm, a timely question for the fall foliage season and a lesson that I don't remember being taught at forestry school (though I admit that…

Started by Brett Chedzoy

0 Oct 22, 2019

Small acreage logging project

A friend asked me what types of protections he should include in agreement with logger when having his 10 acre forest logged. I thought may…

Started by WJ Rodenhouse

1 Apr 22, 2019
Reply by Lew Ward

How tree diversity affects invasive forest pests

A long-standing tenet in forestry is that healthier and more diverse woods are typically more resilient to stress factors and pest.  This h…

Started by Brett Chedzoy

1 Mar 27, 2019
Reply by Brett Chedzoy

480a disqualification after EAB

Here's a hypothetical question (hopefully). If an ash stand no longer has sufficient density to qualify for the 480a program following ash…

Started by Bill Pontius

4 Mar 17, 2019
Reply by Bill Pontius

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How long do brush cutter blades work?

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Ely McLaughlin 8 hours ago. 1 Reply

I dunno maybe it's because time flies when it's multiflora rose and buckthorns that are getting whacked. It seems that these blades are needing retirement after 8 or so hours.   Is this typical for this type of material. WIde range of material but…Continue

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Nitrogen fixing bacteria for Alder trees

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn May 22. 7 Replies

I am thinking of starting some alder trees from seed for planting into an area that does not and has not hosted alders.  How can I gain the nitrogen fixing bacteria for inoculation of the roots ?  Continue

Seeking advice on controlling oriental bittersweet

Started by Kristen Whitbeck in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Lew Ward Apr 15. 2 Replies

A student in my silviculture class is seeking relayed the scenario below. If anyone has any tips or tricks I will gladly pass them along. Thanks in advance!"Oriental bittersweet is choking out my mature white pine trees and my mature apple trees.…Continue

Tags: bittersweet, Oriental

Are Gall's a reason to cull Hickory trees?

Started by Thomas Wilson in Forest Health. Last reply by Ron Goodger Apr 7. 8 Replies

I'll take a photo, but in the meantime....I have a lot of bitternut hickory and some shagbark as well.  I haven't yet noticed any on the shagbark, but about half of the bitternut have gall's.  They get up to about 3 inches in diameter.  Some tree's…Continue

Removal of grass around seedlings in pasture

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Peter Smallidge Mar 19. 11 Replies

Even after the timely discussion of "green lie" this week, I am still unsure of the best method to eliminate grassy vegetation around the pine, cedar and oak seedlings we are putting in this spring. I feel this is very important because we lost a…Continue

Saving Trees With Tree-Eating Mushrooms

Started by Lew Ward in Forest Health Feb 27. 0 Replies

Saving Trees With Tree-Eating MushroomsControl of Amellaria Shoe-string Rot Fungushttps://youtu.be/FPeBYnGwo4YContinue

Electric Fencing

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Agroforestry Jan 21. 0 Replies

Electric Deer Fence WorkshopLuke Freeman hosted a workshop at the incubator farm in Fayetteville, AR to demonstrate the use of the solar-powered electric deer fence. Luke built the fence with help from Extension specialist Kenny Simon and County…Continue

Beech control with triclopyr versus glyphosate

Started by Peter Smallidge in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn Nov 20, 2019. 3 Replies

[I'm pasting from a recent email thread]Question - I'm working on a couple beech regen and mid story control projects.   I have been using Garlon 4 in oil.   Works good, but sometimes I want it to move through the roots and the Garlon doesn't do…Continue

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