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.


beech allelopathy

Started by Jeff Joseph in Woodlot Management Apr 20. 0 Replies

     I am wondering if anyone has any information regarding allelopathy in beech leaves, as I have areas of my woodlot that receive adequate sunlight, yet have NO tree seedlings/regeneration to speak of other than beech. There is generally a thick…Continue

Draft Animal Loggers in CNY or Finger Lakes Region

Started by Kristina Ferrare in Woodlot Management Apr 17. 0 Replies

I am working with a landowner in Onondaga/Cortland County who is looking for a horse/mule/oxen team to do some logging on his 45 acre property. He is a carpenter and expects to keep material for his own use.Does anyone have experience or suggestions…Continue

Seedling Protection

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Kevin Mathers Apr 15. 2 Replies

I received the message below from a friend looking for advice on protecting young hardwoods seedlings.  A timely topic for spring! Brett,  I'm looking for advice on tree protectors. I'm looking at pro/gro solid tubes, which give a greenhouse…Continue

US Forest Services tool ForWarn

Started by Lewis E. Ward in Forest Health Apr 3. 0 Replies

A new assessment tool can monitor the growth and development of vegetation as the spring progresses. The program is based on 14 years of data of the spring "greening up."  The baseline  referenece point is 20% greenup for each location. The green up…Continue

Forest Health - Invasive Specits

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Mar 29. 0 Replies

Forest Health Protection—Invasive Plants plants are species that aggressively compete with and displace native plant communities.…Continue

Sudden Oak Death

Started by Alicia Rose in Forest Health Mar 28. 0 Replies

Sudden Oak Death LinkSudden Oak Death is an example of a disease caused by an accidentally introduced microorganism, Phytopthora ramorum. The organism was practically unknown until it started killing trees in California and Oregon.…Continue

Black Locust Control in a Raspberry Patch

Started by Anthony F. Pingitore in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Mar 20. 3 Replies

We have black locusts invading our black raspberry patch, as is well known, just cutting them doesn't really work long term. Has anyone had experience treating the cut stumps with Roundup or similar product?The shoots in the garden are from 1/4 inch…Continue

Tags: Control, Locust

The Charter of the Forest: Influential partner of historic Magna Carta

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Mar 20. 0 Replies

The Charter of the Forest: Influential partner of historic Magna Carta…Continue



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