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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 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…"
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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
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
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
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. …See More
Sep 5
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
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…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
Peter Smallidge posted a status
"Great webinar today with Dave Apsley. Oak forests. See his blog here http://u.osu.edu/seohiowoods"
Jan 18, 2017
Peter Smallidge posted a blog post

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, 2017
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

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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. …

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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…

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

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controlling beech

Started by robert dalbo in Woodlot Management. Last reply by robert dalbo on Tuesday. 2 Replies

I have a section on my property approximately 5 acres with mature oak and maples 18 to 20 inches, well spaced, but the understory is a combination of beech and ferns. I have cut some beech and sprayed some the ferns with mediocre success. I do not…Continue

New film & resources to help YOU save forests!

Started by Lew Ward in Woodlot Management Nov 19. 0 Replies

'New film & resources to help YOU save forests!A new, short, animated (and…Continue

Tags: Management, Growth, Old

IPhone surveys

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Jim Martin Oct 27. 2 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

Oldest Flowering Tree in North Americal

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Oct 2. 0 Replies

Fossil of Oldest Flowering Tree in North America Discovered. And It Was Huge. -- https://www.livescience.com/63719-flowering-tree-fossil-cretaceous.htmlContinue

Slash and squirt control of Ailanthus

Started by Mark Horberg in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Peter Smallidge Sep 23. 5 Replies

I have 20-30 ailanthus trees on my property in the 4-6 inch diameter range.  What specific herbicide and concentration should I use for slash and squirt?  Can you recommend a place where it can be purchased in small quantities?  Thanks. Continue

inaturalist

Started by Alicia Rose in Agroforestry. Last reply by Linda Rohleder Sep 22. 1 Reply

Check out www.inaturalist.org Contribute to ScienceEvery observation can contribute to biodiversity science, from the rarest butterfly to the most common backyard weed. We share your findings with scientific…Continue

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