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‘Cell Phone Distractions’: Washington state SHARP Program issues hazard brief for logging industry

https://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/18043-cell-phone-distractions-washington-state-sharp-program-issues-hazard-brief-for-loggi

Started by Lew Ward

0 Mar 15, 2019

Renewable Jet Fuel from Woody Biomass

The carbon footprint of air travel is currently being scrutinized in the news.  Here's a renewable energy angle that probably won't be cove…

Started by Brett Chedzoy

0 Feb 27, 2019

Beech Leaf Disease

This just in...  Would be interested to know if anyone sees this in their woods come spring. http://forestry.ohiodnr.gov/portals/forestry/

Started by Brett Chedzoy

4 Jan 29, 2019
Reply by Brett Chedzoy

controlling beech

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 comb…

Started by robert dalbo

2 Dec 11, 2018
Reply by robert dalbo

Whatever Happened to Acid Rain?

http://www.forestsformainesfuture.org/fresh-from-the-woods-journal/whatever-happened-to-acid-rain.html?fbclid=IwAR18QaydoqREQn43B4-HMpKNgl2

Started by Lew Ward

0 Dec 5, 2018

SAF:Better forest management won’t end wildfires, but it can reduce the risks – here’s how

https://theconversation.com/better-forest-management-wont-end-wildfires-but-it-can-reduce-the-risks-heres-how-107245?fbclid=IwAR1tuzYUzBAH

Started by Lew Ward

0 Nov 20, 2018

New film & resources to help YOU save forests!

' New film & resources to help YOU save forests! A new, short, animated (and upbeat!) film was recently created by the Old-…

Started by Lew Ward

0 Nov 19, 2018

IPhone surveys

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 log…

Started by Jim Martin

2 Oct 27, 2018
Reply by Jim Martin

Slash and squirt control of Ailanthus

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 sla…

Started by Mark Horberg

5 Sep 23, 2018
Reply by Peter Smallidge

Stone Walls

One of my first "real" jobs in forestry in the mid-1990's was in southern New England.  Although I had seen some stone walls here and there…

Started by Brett Chedzoy

0 May 14, 2018

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How long do brush cutter blades work?

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management May 24. 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 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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