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Logging Impacts on Deer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lewis E. Ward Nov 28, 2013. 2 Replies

I saw a question about the impacts of logging on deer, specifically concern by hunters who lease from an active forest management owner.  Here is a response offered by Dr. Paul Curtis...Does anyone…Continue

Tags: lease, management, forest, hunting, deer

Forest Herbicides

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lewis E. Ward Dec 13, 2012. 1 Reply

This site will provide links and resources that owners and managers can use as they assess herbicides and make treatment applications.Find NY pesticide labels by their product name, label name, or…Continue

Tags: management, vegetation, herbicide

Control of barberry

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Smallidge Apr 27, 2012. 2 Replies

I am trying to find a product that is registered in NY for foliar treatment control of barberry.  Any suggestions?Continue

Tags: herbicide, berberis, barberry

Glyphosate as a tool in vegetation management

Started Mar 22, 2012 0 Replies

Here is a question I received by email:Pete,Have you seen this?  Is it credible?  I'd like to be informed as I poison my beech, ferns and multiflora rose--and as I speak with other landowners.  I…Continue

Tags: beech, Roundup, management, vegetation, integrated

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 Dear ForestConnect Webinar Participants: You have registered for the webinar series, and the email below provides information and the link for you to obtain your unique “registration id” for this month’s webinar.  Note that webinars are live at noon and 7PM, for an hour each, but the meeting space is reserved from noon until 8PM.  Topic: Expanding Silvopasture in the Northeast Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Event password: forestconnect Event address for attendees:…See More
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A Family Legacy of Deliberate Forest Management: The Levatich’s Hobnob Forest Live on Wednesday March 19, 2014 at noon and again at 7PM (an hour each) Instructions:Read all these instructions.You need a personal registration ID to join this month’s webinar.  There is unlimited space for participants, the ID simply provides you the necessary access code.  Obtain your registration ID via:…See More
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Invasive insect pests and cold temperature

by Mark Whitmore, Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Department of Natural Resources. February 2014.Everyone can probably agree that we’ve had an unusually cold winter. According to the Northeast Regional Climate Center here on the Cornell campus this winter is amongst the top 5 coldest on record in Ithaca if you count the number of days when the temperatures dipped below zero Fahrenheit. However, by this standard the last time we had a winter as harsh as this was 2003, only 10 years…See More
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Webinar Connection Details - Are You Growing Your Best Timber

Are You Growing Your Best Timber?February 19, 2014 (live sessions at noon and 7PM, approximately one hour each session)Note that webinars are live at noon and 7PM, for an hour each, but the meeting space is reserved from noon until 8PM.  SAF CFE credits are pending.Instructions:Read all these instructions.You need a personal registration ID to join this month’s webinar.  There is unlimited space for participants, the ID simply provides you the necessary access code.  Obtain your registration ID…See More
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February 19, 2014 from 11:45am to 8pm
For some woodland owners timber management is a high priority of ownership, and most owners recognize there is some value in their timber.  Ultimately, most woodlots are eventually harvested. Many activities by woodland owners influence timber volume and value.  Timber is an asset to the owner, and can accumulate significant value if managed appropriately. This webinar will cover some of the core strategies to increase the volume and value of timber on private woodlands.  Also, the webinar will…See More
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"Hi John: If you could share information on the source with this site, that would be a great resource.  Thanks for the reply! Peter"
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Peter Smallidge replied to Jim Martin's discussion terminology
"Hi Jim: Kevin has it right.  A cohort is going to have high similarity of trees of the same age, though perhaps of different species.  They may not be geographically connected.  For example, you might think of the disturbance created…"
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Eastern Forest Ecosystem Stressors

The original reformatted archive of the October 2013 ForestConnect webinar “Eastern Forest Ecosystem Stressors” had an audio corruption about 27 minutes into the recording.  My thanks to the viewer who noticed the glitch.  That audio corruption has been corrected and reloaded; the corrected URL is below.  Details of the webinar follow for those seeking additional information. Corrected http://youtu.be/B98zAFEbRAg October 16, 2013.  Eastern forest…See More
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"The Nature Conservancy weighs in on deer as a threat to the ecosystem http://j.mp/1cVe94f"
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Forest Regeneration Handbook (revised, 2013)

The revised (2013) edition of the Northeastern Forest Regeneration Handbook has now been posted online.Links to this pub include these: Publication details page:http://na.fs.fed.us/pubs/detail.cfm?id=2271 NA Forest Stewardship page (under “These publications may be of interest to you…”):http://www.na.fs.fed.us/stewardship/index.shtm NA Forest Stewardship publications page…See More
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Webinar Connection Details: Expanding Silvopasture Wednesday April 16, 2014

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 Dear ForestConnect Webinar Participants:

 

You have registered for the webinar series, and the email below provides information and the link for you to obtain your unique “registration id” for this month’s webinar.  Note that webinars are live at noon and 7PM, for an hour each, but the meeting space is reserved from noon until 8PM. 

 

Topic: Expanding Silvopasture in the Northeast

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Webinar Connection Details - A Family Legacy of Deliberate Forest Management

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A Family Legacy of Deliberate Forest Management: The Levatich’s Hobnob Forest

Live on Wednesday March 19, 2014 at noon and again at 7PM (an hour each)

 

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Invasive insect pests and cold temperature

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by Mark Whitmore, Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Department of Natural Resources. February 2014.

Everyone can probably agree that we’ve had an unusually cold winter. According to the Northeast Regional Climate Center here on the Cornell campus this winter is amongst the top 5 coldest on record in Ithaca if you count the number of days when the temperatures dipped below zero Fahrenheit. However, by this standard the last time we had a winter as harsh as this was 2003, only…

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Webinar Connection Details - Are You Growing Your Best Timber

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Are You Growing Your Best Timber?

February 19, 2014 (live sessions at noon and 7PM, approximately one hour each session)

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

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End coat and shiitake mushrooms

Started by Ron Farr in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Rebecca Hargrave Mar 27. 4 Replies

Does anyone know if you can use end coat on logs for mushrooms or is there a fungicide that may reduce growth of the mycelium/mushooms? Continue

Harvesting American Beech

Started by Jakob Berger in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Jakob Berger Feb 12. 4 Replies

I have three American Beech trees that are 2'DBH that I want to harvest,  have milled, and then use to make furniture after drying.My question concerns the drying period of the harvest phase.I want to minimize cupping, warping, checking etc.I'm also…Continue

snatch block

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management. Last reply by John McNerney Jan 28. 7 Replies

I get trees stuck up from time to time and would like to pull them down  with a winch or come-along.  I want to change the direction of the pull with a pulley or better with a snatch block.  Beats pulling a tree down on my head. I assume I need a…Continue

terminology

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Jim Martin Jan 28. 5 Replies

What is the difference between cohort and stand?Continue

To Mow or not to Mow?

Started by Chaz U. Farly in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Jakob Berger Jan 23. 1 Reply

Over the years i have planted, and had planted, tens of thousands of trees. the vast majority being spruce and larch. Over time i have been advised to mow between the rows of small trees and then again not to mow. My question here is: What is the…Continue

tulip poplar

Started by Ann Malaspina in Forest Health. Last reply by Ann Malaspina Jan 17. 2 Replies

I joined this group because I'm writing a children's book on Franklin D. Roosevelt and his passion for trees. He said that the tulip poplar was his favorite tree and he planted many on his Hyde Park property.  Is that the correct name for the tree?…Continue

Are Whitetail Deer Driving Long-term Forest Change?

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management Jan 9. 0 Replies

Gary Goff recently sent this out to the CCE Forestry and Wildlife listserves.  "Of special note perhaps to NYS residents, is the presentation on impact of deer on forest change. As Dr. Waller states, the conditions that he describes from research in…Continue

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