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Beech control with triclopyr versus glyphosate

Started this discussion. 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…Continue

Is this Dutch Elm Disease?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Kutney Jul 20, 2016. 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…Continue

beech cut-stump and movement to other species?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy May 25, 2016. 8 Replies

I received an email with the following question, and my response...below.  If you have experiences with cut-stump on beech (or other species that root sucker), please share your story and…Continue

Tags: stumping, glyphosate, high, triclopyr, management

Goats in the Woods

Started Dec 10, 2015 0 Replies

The goats in the woods project was an effort to (1) assess the impact of goats on mature timber and (2) determine how woodland grazing might benefit goat producers.Are you a candidate (…Continue

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Ecology and Management of Ferns in Northeastern Forests

I just came across a new Forest Science Fact Sheet publication by Dave Jackson of PSU on the ecology and management of ferns.  If you're dealing with ferns, this is a great resource.  I've pasted the first paragraph below, and linked to the full publication. The publication is developed in the context of Pennsylvania's forests, but the message and content has application throughout the…See More
Jul 16
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Fern Management Webinar at Online, use password "Cornell" when you register

June 24, 2020 from 12pm to 8pm
 Wednesday July 15, 2020Presentations at 12:00 to 1:00 PM and again at 7:00 to 8:00 PM (webinars may run long with questions)Controlling Understory Fern Competition for Regeneration SuccessDavid R. Jackson, Penn State University Cooperative ExtensionAreas of hardwood forests across the Great Lakes region, and throughout the Northeast contain dense understories of fern, in particular, hay-scented and New York ferns. Dense fern understories are often biological deserts, lacking plant and wildlife…See More
Jun 24
John Cecil liked Peter Smallidge's event Slash Wall Webinar
May 20
Patrik Schumann commented on Peter Smallidge's event Slash Wall Webinar
"Thank you, I am very interested in this.  We have used slash understorey to deny entry & passage of deer to protect natural hardwoods regeneration, on progressive 10-ac stands subjected to manual heavy thinning of pine…"
Apr 21
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Slash Wall Webinar at ForestConnect Monthly Webinar Series

May 20, 2020 from 12pm to 8pm
A Restoration Strategy for Future New York WoodlandsPresented by:Brett Chedzoy, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler CountyPeter Smallidge, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell UniversityMay 20, 2020Presentations at 12:00 to 1:00 PM and again at 7:00 to 8:00 PM (webinars may run long with questions)link to register is  https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5IRFqn7oSYm5D-Vyqb8-3Q …See More
Apr 20
Peter Smallidge replied to Joanne Vaughn's discussion Removal of grass around seedlings in pasture
"Hi Joanne: I was snooping around the NING site and saw this. What became of your seedling planting efforts?  Anything to share with the group on what worked or didn't work? thanks, Peter"
Mar 19
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Webinar - Best Practices for Small Wooded Acreage (1 hr each) at Zoom webinar - preregistration required

March 18, 2020 from 12pm to 8pm
SAF CFE credits have been requested or have been approved.  You are able to request CEU credit documentation via the registration link below. You must connect as a participant to one of the live webinars. The webinar documents the duration of your participation. All webinars are recorded and archived at www.youtube.com/ForestConnect  Best Practices on Small Wooded Acreage.Peter Smallidge, Cornell UniversityWednesday March 18, 2020Presentations…See More
Mar 15
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Management of Small Wooded Parcels

This blog is a link to the webinar on this topic on Wednesday March 18, 2020.  Best Practices on a Small Wooded Acreage.Many woodland owners have parcels that are “small” compared to other owners. These parcels are endearing to the owners, and provide many opportunities for activities to ensure they remain healthy and support the owner’s interests. The activities and…See More
Mar 15
Antigone commented on Peter Smallidge's blog post Slash walls to protect forest regeneration: contracts, costs and preliminary effectiveness
"I mentioned "slash walls" in a conversation with some fellow students and apparently they found the concept a little hard to swallow. This presentation is visually very clear but will you be writing any articles on this topic? I'm…"
Feb 5
Carl Albers commented on Peter Smallidge's blog post A perspective on black locust
"I have been observing different stands of black locust now for many years.  The characteristics of individual trees, straightness, growth rate, smoothness of the bark, resistance to the locust borer, etc. are all no doubt affected by soil type,…"
Jan 11
Joanne Vaughn replied to Peter Smallidge's discussion Beech control with triclopyr versus glyphosate
"Wondering if garlon (triclopyr)  could also be used to control sprouting black locust without killing the original tree. "
Nov 20, 2019
Peter Smallidge replied to Peter Smallidge's discussion Beech control with triclopyr versus glyphosate
"Hi Freyda: Thanks for the note and identification of the broken URL. Regarding "drill and fill" - This technique uses a 3/8" diameter drill bit with a brad point (or spade bit) to create a hole that is about 1 inch deep at a 45 degree…"
Oct 23, 2019
Freyda Lynn (Black) replied to Peter Smallidge's discussion Beech control with triclopyr versus glyphosate
"Thanks for referencing the two articles. Two questions after reading them. 1. Could you please give the details of the updated "drill and fill" option to "hack and squirt" that you discussed in the MFO training in the field? (or…"
Oct 22, 2019
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Beech control with triclopyr versus glyphosate

[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 that.   Looking on line this morning I saw your name come up on a couple things.    Have you had good luck with glyphosate as cut stump?  Stump diameters from 1/2" to 8".  I haven't used glyphosate for that.    I'll use rodeo because thats why I have…See More
Oct 8, 2019
David J Vinish II liked Peter Smallidge's event Promoting Hardwood Regeneration: Controlling Deer Impacts and Interfering Vegetation
Sep 10, 2019
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Promoting Hardwood Regeneration: Controlling Deer Impacts and Interfering Vegetation at Cornell University - Arnot Forest

September 20, 2019 from 8:30am to 5pm
See link below to registerThis workshop will help participants understand management practices designed for successful forest regeneration, especially control of the interaction of deer and interfering vegetation. Participants will visit 7 research and management treatment sites. Learning will occur through in-field lectures, visualization of treatment effects, discussion, and networking among participants. The visits to multiple sites will require participants to car pool and be punctual in…See More
Sep 9, 2019

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Management of Small Wooded Parcels

Posted on March 15, 2020 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

This blog is a link to the webinar on this topic on Wednesday March 18, 2020.  

Best Practices on a Small Wooded Acreage.

Many woodland owners have parcels that are “small” compared to other owners. These parcels are endearing to the owners, and provide many opportunities for activities to ensure they remain healthy and support the owner’s interests.…

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Emerald Ash Borer and Ash Management

Posted on August 20, 2019 at 8:39am 0 Comments

Currently there are some ares of NY (and the NE) where the emerald ash borer (EAB) impact has resulted in significant mortality of ash, yet other areas without evidence of mortality. The unfortunate reality is that EAB will almost certainly infest all acres of NY woodlands that have ash, and the result will be widespread mortality. 

There are efforts at finding biocontrol agents, and we can remain optimistic that those will prove effective. These scientists are suggesting that while…

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Slash walls to protect forest regeneration: contracts, costs and preliminary effectiveness

Posted on June 18, 2019 at 5:24pm 1 Comment

The attached was provided at the New England Society of American Foresters meeting in Burlington, VT.

  • CITATION: Smallidge, P.J. and B.J. Chedzoy. 2019. Slash walls to protect forest regeneration: contracts, costs and preliminary effectiveness. Presentation on 3/28/2019 to the New England Society of American Foresters, Burlington, VT. Images and narration residing at http://CornellForestConnect.ning.com…

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Timber Taxes

Posted on November 20, 2018 at 12:46pm 0 Comments

Many woodland owners harvest timber, yet wonder how to handle (optimize) the tax liability.  The "go to" website is www.timbertax.org

Another resource is from the USFS Timber Tax team and their annual timber tax "tips" attached here  TaxTips2018.pdf

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At 10:12am on October 15, 2011, Paul Schork said…

This is pretty cool still checking things out and I will as soon as I have something 

 

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IPhone surveys

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Jim Martin 6 hours ago. 3 Replies

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 logging trails. Jim MartinContinue

How long do brush cutter blades work?

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by John McNerney on Sunday. 4 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

Tags: cutter, brush

Striped maple control

Started by WJ Rodenhouse in Woodlot Management Oct 2. 0 Replies

Looking for way to control large volume of striped maple and witch hazel. Both are interfering with growth of oak seedlings. Cut/treat stump? Hack and squirt? if so what chemical for either of these? Best time of year to treat?Best time of year to…Continue

Saving the American Chestnut

Started by Stephen Kutney in Woodlot Management Aug 24. 0 Replies

Below is a message from the American Chestnut Foundation on the deregulation of the Darling 58 blight-resistant American chestnut.SteveThe 60-day public comment period is now open and will remain open until Monday, October 19, 2020. Here are two…Continue

Forester recommendations?

Started by Roger Rodriguez in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Kelly Nywening Jul 15. 1 Reply

We are new to forestry ownership and need some advice. We would like to be good stewards of the property and also provide occasional profit of some kind, especially to offset the taxes we pay on the property. I was thinking tree farming (?) as a…Continue

Nitrogen fixing bacteria for Alder trees

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn Jul 11. 14 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

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