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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

cut stump on beech didn't work

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Kurtis Feb 2, 2016. 7 Replies

I received an email with this question and my response.  Please add thoughts you might have on a solution...Question:I am currently under a forestry practice contract through EQUIP.  [a forester]…Continue

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Peter Smallidge commented on Peter Smallidge's event Promoting Hardwood Regeneration: Controlling Deer Impacts and Interfering Vegetation
"Hi Danny: Thanks for sharing your experiences. If you're a member of the NYFOA, the local chapter would probably be happy to work with you to coordinate a woods walk. Hopefully you can attend on the 20th and describe your experiences when we…"
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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
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Emerald Ash Borer and Ash Management

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 large mature…See More
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Danny Lacy commented on Peter Smallidge's event Promoting Hardwood Regeneration: Controlling Deer Impacts and Interfering Vegetation
"I have 120ac in Allegany Co. I have fenced Red and White Oak for about 7 years now and the results are amazing. Yes the fencing costs are high but the results in my opinion are worth every penny. I have tried other methods as have been mentioned,…"
Aug 12
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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
Aug 9
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"NEW - Penn State Forest Science Fact sheet on hack and squirt https://extension.psu.edu/downloadable/download/sample/sample_id/3323/"
Jul 17
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Slash walls to protect forest regeneration: contracts, costs and preliminary effectiveness

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…See More
Jun 18
Peter Smallidge commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"The cost of the slash wall versus plastic mesh fences... The slash walls have been working very well.  We continue to tour groups through, and the reactions are always favorable. One of the redeeming features of the slash wall is its cost…"
Jun 18
Lew Ward liked Peter Smallidge's event Beech Management (webinar)
May 21
Peter Smallidge replied to robert dalbo's discussion controlling beech
"Hi Robert: Great question.  The short answer is that after a canopy disturbance such as harvesting (or ice storm), the next forest looks like whatever is in the understory. In your case, the next forest would likely be dominated by beech and…"
Dec 10, 2018
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Timber Taxes

Many woodland owners harvest timber, yet wonder how to handle (optimize) the tax liability.  The "go to" website is www.timbertax.orgAnother resource is from the USFS Timber Tax team and their annual timber tax "tips" attached here  TaxTips2018.pdfSee More
Nov 20, 2018
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Cull Tree Treatment

If you enjoy working in your woodlot and struggle with the undesirable trees that you may not have time and skill to safely fell, this study is designed to find a solution for you.Many woodland owners have a large number of undesirable trees, or large trees, they would like to kill, yet they lack the skill or time to safely fell these trees. Felling also may not be desirable because of the risk of damage to nearby…See More
Sep 30, 2018
Peter Smallidge replied to Mark Horberg's discussion Slash and squirt control of Ailanthus
"Linda: Nice to know about the 2(ee) for Ailanthus via Accord XRT II.  I appreciate the information. Peter"
Sep 23, 2018
Peter Smallidge posted a blog post

Forest Vegetation Management - FVM Network

Cornell's ForestConnect program is facilitating a network of forest vegetation practitioners to identify research needs and collectively build knowledge of safe and effective techniques. This network will focus on vegetation management in forest and woodlot environments using herbicide, mechanical or livestock methods.    You can help this network and identify needs by considering what…See More
Sep 5, 2018
Peter Smallidge replied to Mark Horberg's discussion Slash and squirt control of Ailanthus
"Hi Mark: Thanks for the question.   The NYS DEC maintains a website that lists all of the products (herbicides) that are legal for use on specific plants. I find the site quite useful as you can search for a pest, such as Ailanthus - tree…"
Jun 19, 2018
Peter Smallidge posted a blog post

Rehabilitating Degraded Woodlands

Almost 3 million acres of forest in the Northeast is poorly stocked from some combination of exploitive harvesting, poor soils, disease, or insect infestation. An additional 7.5 million acres is one poorly executed harvest away from being of degraded condition. Exploitive harvesting, also known as selective cutting, high-grading or diameter-limit cutting, is a destructive and degrading…See More
Dec 23, 2017

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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 0 Comments

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

Cull Tree Treatment

Posted on September 30, 2018 at 7:41pm 0 Comments

If you enjoy working in your woodlot and struggle with the undesirable trees that you may not have time and skill to safely fell, this study is designed to find a solution for you.

Many woodland owners have a large number of undesirable trees, or large trees, they would like to kill, yet they lack the skill or time to safely fell these trees. Felling also may not be desirable because of the risk of damage to nearby…

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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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Verticillium Wilt

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Jul 9. 0 Replies

Verticillium Wilt - https://mailchi.mp/unl.edu/nebraskas-forest-health-report-july-2019 Symptoms of Verticillium wilt are now becoming apparent in infected trees in…Continue

Silvopasture in Wisconsin: Goals, Challenges, and other Fodder for Thought

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Agroforestry May 9. 0 Replies

Silvopasture in Wisconsin: Goals, Challenges, and other Fodder for ThoughtWednesday, May 29, 2019 at 11:00am (CDT)Diane MayerfeldSustainable Agriculture Coordinator, UW-Extension, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) -…Continue

Small acreage logging project

Started by WJ Rodenhouse in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Lew Ward Apr 22. 1 Reply

A friend asked me what types of protections he should include in agreement with logger when having his 10 acre forest logged. I thought maybe some of you could provide insight. Logger stated Workman's comp wasn't needed in a family business.Thanks!Continue

Western Larch Question

Started by Alex Harmon in Wildlife Management. Last reply by Pamela Dallaire Mar 30. 2 Replies

Would a Western Larch (tree) NOT lose its needles during fall and winter if it was kept indoors? / what causes it to lose its needles(temperature change, change in length of days)? IF YOU KNOW THE ANSWER PLEASE REPLY!!!!!! NOT KNOWING IS KILLING ME!!Continue

How tree diversity affects invasive forest pests

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Mar 27. 1 Reply

A long-standing tenet in forestry is that healthier and more diverse woods are typically more resilient to stress factors and pest.  This holds true in most cases, but there are the notable exceptions like EAB.This article from the "Morning Ag…Continue

480a disqualification after EAB

Started by Bill Pontius in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Bill Pontius Mar 17. 4 Replies

Here's a hypothetical question (hopefully). If an ash stand no longer has sufficient density to qualify for the 480a program following ash borer invasion, and if that stand is necessary for having more than 50 acres for the program, what happens?…Continue

Renewable Jet Fuel from Woody Biomass

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management Feb 27. 0 Replies

The carbon footprint of air travel is currently being scrutinized in the news.  Here's a renewable energy angle that probably won't be covered in the mainstream media: …Continue

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