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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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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
Peter Smallidge posted a blog post

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
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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
Tim Levatich commented on Peter Smallidge's blog post Ecology and Management of Ferns in Northeastern Forests
"Follow-up one year later: We had great control on the ferns! I had timed my spraying to follow weeks of rain that came between our drought periods. Turns out that the rain must have restored the metabolic activity in the plants necessary for the…"
Nov 26, 2017
John McNerney commented on Peter Smallidge's blog post A perspective on black locust
"I don't know how I missed this when it was first posted. What was the result of the proposed legislation? Is Black Locust now regulated? I think it is a vastly under-rated species by many foresters. There is a reason that many old farms had a…"
Oct 12, 2017
Peter Smallidge posted a blog post

Controlling Thinning - Some Concepts and Methods

The title of this blog is that of the recent webinar by Dr. Ralph Nyland, presented on June 21, 2017.  The webinar is archived at www.youtube.com/ForestConnect and there is a direct link below.Ralph focused his presentation on three topics. How much residual basal area (relative density) should you leave during a thinning? The short answer is 60% relative density, allowing regrowth to 80% before thinning again. An option to calculate relative…See More
Jun 21, 2017
Micah Haverly liked Peter Smallidge's event Webinar - Deer and Invasive Plants
Apr 6, 2017
Peter Smallidge liked Aaron Wightman's discussion Initial Thoughts on 2017 Maple Season
Apr 4, 2017
Peter Smallidge replied to Greg Lessord's discussion Erratic Staining in Ash logs
"Hi Greg: Great question.  There are lots of folks here with sawmill and woodlot experience.  I hope they join the discussion. My guess…all the stain shows an abrupt edge on the outside of the discoloration. This would be consistent…"
Jan 20, 2017
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"Great webinar today with Dave Apsley. Oak forests. See his blog here http://u.osu.edu/seohiowoods"
Jan 18, 2017
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Sugarbush Management

Sugarbush management is an important part of the responsibility of maple producers to ensure healthy and productive trees.  Like all the duties of a maple producer, learning how to manage your sugarbush will take some time, involve learning new skills, benefit with assistance from others who are more knowledgeable, and take some time to achieve mastery.An article describing 8 actions…See More
Jan 5, 2017

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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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Forest Vegetation Management - FVM Network

Posted on September 5, 2018 at 9:01am 0 Comments

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…

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Rehabilitating Degraded Woodlands

Posted on December 23, 2017 at 9:37am 0 Comments

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…

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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

Re wilding landscapes in New York with large mammals

Started by Jonathan Bates in Wildlife Management Feb 25. 0 Replies

Hello folks. Love to chat with you about re-wilding landscapes in NY. Here is a neat video about a successful project in Britain: …Continue

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