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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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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
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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
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"Great webinar today with Dave Apsley. Oak forests. See his blog here http://u.osu.edu/seohiowoods"
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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.…See More
Jan 5
Peter Smallidge replied to Joanne Vaughn's discussion Nitrogen fixing bacteria for Alder trees
"Hi Joanne: Apparently the bacteria are common in soils that might normally hold alder. Also, there doesn't seem to be an effective way to inoculate the seed, though I believe that happens for other plant species.   My take-away was there…"
Dec 19, 2016
Peter Smallidge replied to Joanne Vaughn's discussion Nitrogen fixing bacteria for Alder trees
"Hi Joanne: I spoke with three colleagues in the Department of Natural Resources (Fahey, Yavitt, Goebel).  All were of the same opinion that there was no need to treat the seeds in any special manner before planting because in the moist soils…"
Dec 19, 2016
Peter Smallidge replied to Joanne Vaughn's discussion Nitrogen fixing bacteria for Alder trees
"Hi Joanne: Great question, but I don't know the answer.  There are a couple people I can ask, more soon. Peter"
Dec 13, 2016
Dean Faklis commented on Peter Smallidge's blog post Google Earth and Web Soil Survey
"The video on how to use WSS to learn about forest productivity is very informative.  It reduces the learning curve to two minutes.  Enter your address and you'll have full details on your soils after a few clicks. …"
Oct 21, 2016
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"Someone needs to try this in NY, and with a few different species.…"
Oct 21, 2016
Peter Smallidge posted a blog post

Google Earth and Web Soil Survey

Google Earth and Web Soil SurveyGoogle Earth Pro is free software that allows the user to visualize specific locations any place on earth.  Google Earth Pro (GEP) is available free to download from this web URL  https://www.google.com/earth/download/gep/agree.htmlWoodland owners can obtain useful data from GEP.  GEP allows the user to draw property boundaries, locate positions of trails, log landings, buildings, and more.  Stand…See More
Oct 20, 2016
Peter Smallidge commented on Peter Smallidge's blog post Ecology and Management of Ferns in Northeastern Forests
"Hi Tim: Time will tell.  Maybe they won't refoliate in the spring, or perhaps at least be a bit weaker and more sensitive next year.  Keep us posted on how what happens. thanks, Peter"
Oct 2, 2016
Tim Levatich commented on Peter Smallidge's blog post Ecology and Management of Ferns in Northeastern Forests
"Thanks for this post, Pete.  I've been spot-spraying New York fern and Hay-scented fern during late summer this year.  So far the ferns look nice and green, weeks after treatment.  I'm concerned that drought stress lowered…"
Oct 1, 2016
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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…See More
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Controlling Thinning - Some Concepts and Methods

Posted on June 21, 2017 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

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. 

  1. 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.…
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Sugarbush Management

Posted on January 5, 2017 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

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.…

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Google Earth and Web Soil Survey

Posted on October 20, 2016 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

Google Earth and Web Soil Survey

Google Earth Pro is free software that allows the user to visualize specific locations any place on 

earth.  Google Earth Pro (GEP) is available free to download from this web URL  https://www.google.com/earth/download/gep/agree.html

Woodland owners can obtain useful data from GEP.  GEP allows the user to draw property boundaries, locate positions…

Continue

Ecology and Management of Ferns in Northeastern Forests

Posted on September 29, 2016 at 12:38pm 2 Comments

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…

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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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plants for erosion control

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Kevin Mathers on Tuesday. 1 Reply

I having a timber harvest.  A lot of new logging roads will be made on  100 acres. I need information about seeding to prevent erosion.  My guess is that some roads will be in heavy or light shade and some will be open.Any insight or information…Continue

Silvopasture Workshop

Started by Alicia Rose in Agroforestry Jul 6. 0 Replies

Silvopasture Workshop https://misanews.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/silvopasture-workshop/August 4-5, 2017La Crescent, MinnesotaThe University of Minnesota Extension,…Continue

TCIA - Voice of Tree Care

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Woodlot Management Jul 5. 0 Replies

PACT partners' support of TCIA helps the growth and development of the entire industry, making it possible for a more profitable and safe industry. Learn more about TCIA's PACT program and partners, visit…Continue

TCIA - Voice of Tree Care

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Woodlot Management Jul 5. 0 Replies

Partners Advancing Commercial Tree Care (PACT) is a strategic partnership between the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) and industry companies who are invested in the future of the tree care industry. "We are looking for partners to work with us…Continue

Emerald Ash Borer App

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Jul 5. 0 Replies

An App to Help Detect EABDeveloped by Colorado State University Extension & Colorado State Forest Service…Continue

GMO American Chestnuts - will the King of the Eastern Forests return?

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy May 18. 6 Replies

copied over from the: www.silvopasture.ning.com forum...Since I first became obsessed with trees and forests and set out on a path to become a forester ~ 30 years ago, I have dreamed of someday seeing…Continue

Dealing with Climate Change Proactively on YOUR land - Links

Started by Alicia Rose in Forest Health May 4. 0 Replies

Climate Response Frameworkhttp://www.forestadaptation.org/-------------------Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science…Continue

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