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
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
I received the following question, and offer this response. Let me know if I've missed something.QuestionI have a question about secondary sprouting on certain tree species and the correct…Continue
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Sugar maple is one of the most iconic and economically important trees in our forests. This webinar will address some of the most important current and potential insect pests and stressors that may accentuate their impacts. Insects (and other pests) tend to target specific parts of trees. By understanding these parts, and their interaction with pests, owners, producers and managers can better understand and utilize methods of control. Join Mark Whitmore of the Cornell University…Continue
Many landowners seek entrepreneurial opportunities from their woodlands, as a way to offset management costs or as part of a business venture. Traditional opportunities have emphasized extraction of fiber (timber, firewood, pulp) or land rental fees (hunting leases), and of course maple syrup production.
The buying and selling of sap has also been part of the rural tradition of woodland enterprises. Often, though, the process for the transaction, how to value the sap, and how to…Continue
Tree identification is a perennial favorite webinar topic, and the recent webinar on conifers was no exception. Over 100 participants on January 20 learned about the ecology and identification of 10 common northeastern conifers. Key features were presented, but importantly the process of learning a systematic approach was emphasized.
The webinar is now archived on youtube here.
I recently wrote an article about the…Continue
I did a quick notice, but wanted to give a more thorough description. This new publication has some useful information. The state forestry stats arrive every several years, and always have solid and useful information. This time, the analysis seems considerably richer and dissects some of the underlying patterns of forest ecology and human behavior. This is lengthy, over 100…Continue