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.


Grow bags: tall or squat?

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Agroforestry. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn Aug 18. 2 Replies

After losing a planting of trees to voles/deer and now quite a number to the drought of '16 we are considering keeping our seedlings in a protected area with irrigation in grow bags so they can be easily relocated when they have attained a fighting…Continue

Tags: tree, protection, pruning, air, bags

Woods in your back yard

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Aug 12. 0 Replies

Woods In Your Backyard Forest Field Day Aug. 17 In Clearfield CountyThe Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the Forests For The Bay Program will…Continue

New book: History of Adirondack Logging

Started by Lewis E. Ward in Woodlot Management Aug 7. 0 Replies

A new book on the history of Adirondack logging during the period of early mechanization.…Continue

Guide to Noxious Plants

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management Jul 21. 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 Jul 20. 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



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