ForestConnect is an education and applied research program of Cornell University and Cornell Cooperative Extension.  The goal of ForestConnect is to support the sustainable production of private woodlands in New York (and beyond) through the provision of educational assistance.  ForestConnect is a broad and deep program with numerous colleagues, cooperators, and partners.  For more information about ForestConnect, visit the main webpage.


Example of the venues used to disseminate information, knowledge, and educational programs include the following:


This NING site is intended to provide an opportunity for those who are interested in private woodlands to learn about woodlot management, share what they know, and connect with others who support the sustainability of private working woodlands.  This is not a commercial site and will not support sales of products (though product marketing discussions are fine) or solicitation of clients.  All reasonable protocols for civil discourse are expected, including the ability to document or verify any technical content or assertions.


Our key partners include:


Peter Smallidge, the NYS Extension Forester, is the primary manager of the site.  Please contact him if you have any questions.

Last updated by Peter Smallidge Jan 6, 2014.


Guide to Noxious Plants

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management on Thursday. 0 Replies

Several years ago I helped create a pocket guide for local highway department workers to identify some of the nastier plants that they typically come into contact with.  My handy assistant, Cathy, recently converted it into an on-line (and…Continue

Is this Dutch Elm Disease?

Started by Peter Smallidge in Forest Health. Last reply by Stephen Kutney on Wednesday. 3 Replies

[Submitted by Stephen Kutney]This is a picture of one of four Princeton Elms that I planted. The Princeton Elm is said to be highly resistant to Dutch Elm disease. Can anyone tell me if this id Dutch Elm disease? Continue

16,000 Estimated Tree Species in the Amazon Basin

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Lewis E. Ward Jul 18. 4 Replies

Peter and I just returned from the Eastern Forest Managers meeting at West Virginia University, where we gleaned lots of neat new ideas from fellow university foresters.  WV's forests are not unlike those of upstate NY - but with some interesting…Continue


Started by Carl DuPoldt in Woodlot Management Jul 16. 0 Replies

Permaculture: Bill Mollison-PERMACULTURE A Designers Manual…Continue

Chesapeake Forest Champion Contest - Submission Deadline August 18, 2016.

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Jul 15. 0 Replies

Chesapeake Forest Champion Contest - Submission Deadline August 18, 2016. The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay with…Continue

Shrinkage - It might not be your fault!

Started by Dean Faklis in Woodlot Management Jul 11. 0 Replies

The Northeast Timber Growing Contest ( is a great activity that assists landowners in learning much more about their woodlands and timber investments.  I measure and track the…Continue

HUBBARD BROOK: The Story of a Forest Ecosystem Holmes and Likens 2016

Started by Lewis E. Ward in Forest Health Jul 6. 0 Replies

A new book on the classic ongoing (50+ years) study of forest ecology. The research was ongoing and set the baseline for our understanding of the ecology forests on a watershed scale. Often referenced, I'm looking forward to reading the history of…Continue

Tags: ZResearch, Ecoly, Forest

Removal of grass around seedlings in pasture

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Richard D. Mayko Jun 14. 7 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



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