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.


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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.


End coat and shiitake mushrooms

Started by Ron Farr in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Rebecca Hargrave Mar 27. 4 Replies

Does anyone know if you can use end coat on logs for mushrooms or is there a fungicide that may reduce growth of the mycelium/mushooms? Continue

Harvesting American Beech

Started by Jakob Berger in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Jakob Berger Feb 12. 4 Replies

I have three American Beech trees that are 2'DBH that I want to harvest,  have milled, and then use to make furniture after drying.My question concerns the drying period of the harvest phase.I want to minimize cupping, warping, checking etc.I'm also…Continue

snatch block

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management. Last reply by John McNerney Jan 28. 7 Replies

I get trees stuck up from time to time and would like to pull them down  with a winch or come-along.  I want to change the direction of the pull with a pulley or better with a snatch block.  Beats pulling a tree down on my head. I assume I need a…Continue


Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Jim Martin Jan 28. 5 Replies

What is the difference between cohort and stand?Continue

To Mow or not to Mow?

Started by Chaz U. Farly in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Jakob Berger Jan 23. 1 Reply

Over the years i have planted, and had planted, tens of thousands of trees. the vast majority being spruce and larch. Over time i have been advised to mow between the rows of small trees and then again not to mow. My question here is: What is the…Continue

tulip poplar

Started by Ann Malaspina in Forest Health. Last reply by Ann Malaspina Jan 17. 2 Replies

I joined this group because I'm writing a children's book on Franklin D. Roosevelt and his passion for trees. He said that the tulip poplar was his favorite tree and he planted many on his Hyde Park property.  Is that the correct name for the tree?…Continue

Are Whitetail Deer Driving Long-term Forest Change?

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management Jan 9. 0 Replies

Gary Goff recently sent this out to the CCE Forestry and Wildlife listserves.  "Of special note perhaps to NYS residents, is the presentation on impact of deer on forest change. As Dr. Waller states, the conditions that he describes from research in…Continue



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