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Beech management

American beech (Fagus grandifolia) is a wonderful tree with redeeming qualities for wildlife, timber, firewood, and aesthetics.  However, i…

Started by Peter Smallidge

8 Mar 19, 2012
Reply by John McNerney

How to de-stump forest meadow?

Looking for advice on a cost-effective way to handle pine stumps. A few years ago we made a 2 acre patch cut of "cabbaged" white pines and…

Started by grace mellow

6 Mar 19, 2012
Reply by Brett Chedzoy

Site Preparation for Tree Planting

Since spring tree planting season is around the corner, I've copied below a response to a recent inquiry about planting larch.  The questio…

Started by Brett Chedzoy

1 Feb 17, 2012
Reply by Jim Martin

Control Beech in Winter

 I have attached some pictures of what I am dealing with. I purchased this property about 2 years ago. From what I was told it was logged o…

Started by Mark Domingos

7 Feb 3, 2012
Reply by Peter Smallidge

Goats in the woods!

I'm interested in learning more about the pro's/con's of having goats in the woods.  I have a block of woods, circled by pasture.  I'm thin…

Started by Thomas Wilson

2 Feb 3, 2012
Reply by Peter Smallidge

Suggestions on purchase of ATV machine

My wife and I have inherited an 80 acre tract of forest that has been in our family for 70 years and was high graded 8 years past.  What re…

Started by Gary Carr

5 Jan 25, 2012
Reply by jerry saab

Lumber least likely to check and methods to prevent checking

A local artist/sculptor/woodworker is looking for advice on what species checks the least for a project he is working on. He also wonders w…

Started by Richard Burstell

6 Jan 23, 2012
Reply by Richard Burstell


I have a lot of hop hornbeam and hornbeam in one area and was considering trying to remove them in favor of improving the oak and maple den…

Started by Mark Domingos

3 Jan 12, 2012
Reply by Rebecca Hargrave

Harvesting for Pulp

I have 2 stands of scotch pines that I've been looking to have removed to makes space for deciduous plantings.  The only possibilities that…

Started by John Faller

2 Nov 22, 2011
Reply by Richard D. Mayko

Controlling black locust

Below is some correspondence about control of black locust.  I've removed references to the sender.  The discussion includes both organic a…

Started by Peter Smallidge

1 Oct 21, 2011
Reply by Lewis E. Ward



480a disqualification after EAB

Started by Bill Pontius in Woodlot Management Jan 4. 0 Replies

Here's a hypothetical question (hopefully). If an ash stand no longer has sufficient density to qualify for the 480a program following ash borer invasion, and if that stand is necessary for having more than 50 acres for the program, what happens?…Continue

controlling beech

Started by robert dalbo in Woodlot Management. Last reply by robert dalbo Dec 11, 2018. 2 Replies

I have a section on my property approximately 5 acres with mature oak and maples 18 to 20 inches, well spaced, but the understory is a combination of beech and ferns. I have cut some beech and sprayed some the ferns with mediocre success. I do not…Continue

New film & resources to help YOU save forests!

Started by Lew Ward in Woodlot Management Nov 19, 2018. 0 Replies

'New film & resources to help YOU save forests!A new, short, animated (and…Continue

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IPhone surveys

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Jim Martin Oct 27, 2018. 2 Replies

Smart phones have GPS.  Has anyone figured out how to use them for mapping wooded land.  I am especially interested in a way to map  my logging trails. Jim MartinContinue

Oldest Flowering Tree in North Americal

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Oct 2, 2018. 0 Replies

Fossil of Oldest Flowering Tree in North America Discovered. And It Was Huge. -- https://www.livescience.com/63719-flowering-tree-fossil-cretaceous.htmlContinue

Slash and squirt control of Ailanthus

Started by Mark Horberg in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Peter Smallidge Sep 23, 2018. 5 Replies

I have 20-30 ailanthus trees on my property in the 4-6 inch diameter range.  What specific herbicide and concentration should I use for slash and squirt?  Can you recommend a place where it can be purchased in small quantities?  Thanks. Continue



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