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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

What is this hickory ?

I was at Cornell's McDaniel's Nut Grove today.  The area was developed about 70 years ago by professor McDaniels as a place to test the gro…

Started by Peter Smallidge

2 Oct 21, 2011
Reply by Lewis E. Ward



How long do brush cutter blades work?

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management on Monday. 0 Replies

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 on Friday. 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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