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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. 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

Terminology - coppice, suckering, adventitious

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Smallidge Oct 26, 2015. 2 Replies

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

Grape Vine Management (and other vines)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Mathers Aug 19, 2015. 1 Reply

I have had a couple requests for information about how to control vines, especially grape vines.  I have two publications, both several years old.  Does anyone have any other information, or…Continue

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Mark Kurtis replied to Peter Smallidge's discussion cut stump on beech didn't work
Feb 2
Mark Kurtis replied to Peter Smallidge's discussion cut stump on beech didn't work
"Peter; I believe that glyphosate inhibits growth by interrupting amino acid development and not directly acting to interrupt photosynthesis. Although those amino acids are needed for that too, other growth in general is inhibited at the woody growth…"
Feb 2
Chaz U. Farly replied to Peter Smallidge's discussion cut stump on beech didn't work
"would a small goat heard or hogs be of help here? A solar fencer and and some fence tape to keep them in place."
Feb 1
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"75th anniversary of Tree Farm, from Washington State http://www.theolympian.com/opinion/op-ed/article55306145.html"
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Conifer Identification and Ecology

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 characteristics of…See More
Jan 24
Brett Davidson commented on Peter Smallidge's blog post Firewood From Private Woodlands
"Thanks for sharing John.  Very interesting."
Jan 18
Peter Smallidge replied to Peter Smallidge's discussion cut stump on beech didn't work
"I have had an inclination that European buckthorn is one of the hardest species to kill. John is adding fuel to that fire.  A flame weeding project (no pun intended) a few years ago resulted in considerable resprouting below the flamed girdle…"
Jan 14
John McNerney commented on Peter Smallidge's blog post Firewood From Private Woodlands
"I suppose I should have done that shot with the logging winch on the back, rather than the box blade. The winch has a safety scree on it that also covers most of the area behind me when I am in the driver's seat. I don't have very good…"
Jan 13
John McNerney commented on Peter Smallidge's blog post Firewood From Private Woodlands
"During the webinar, I commented on adding FOPS (falling object protection) and Limb Risers to my tractor. Someone asked what they were. Here's a picture of my set up: The FOPS is just the area over my head when driving, which has protection…"
Jan 13
John McNerney replied to Peter Smallidge's discussion cut stump on beech didn't work
"I've experimented with different concentrations of glyphosate when doing cut stump treatments on Buckthorn. I tried the typical "hardware store" concentrate of about 18% glyphosate, on stumps cut in the late summer and fall, treating…"
Jan 13
Peter Smallidge replied to Dean Faklis's discussion Moving American Elm Firewood
"John raises a good point on distance of movement.  NYS prohibits movement of untreated firewood further than 50 miles from the source.  Any movement of firewood from the property of origin needs to have a "certificate of source"…"
Jan 13
Peter Smallidge replied to Dean Faklis's discussion Moving American Elm Firewood
"As a quick response, I'll venture that moving the wood likely won't be a problem.  That said, the unknowns are (1) if the native elm bark beetle and the smaller European elm bark beetle have a place to reside on the firewood and (2)…"
Jan 11
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"a few meters of mud...http://nhpr.org/post/something-wild-trees-migrate-birds (pollen analysis of pond sediment layers)"
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"NY legislature considering timber harvest reporting ? http://goo.gl/qQWHg7"
Dec 31, 2015
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"A study on forest/woodland ownership patterns on the Tug Hill Plateau http://goo.gl/t0tZPd"
Dec 12, 2015
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Goats in the Woods

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 (brochure) Workbook for practitioners (…See More
Dec 10, 2015

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Conifer Identification and Ecology

Posted on January 24, 2016 at 11:09pm 0 Comments

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…

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New York Forest Stats 2008 - 2012

Posted on November 20, 2015 at 1:53pm 1 Comment

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…

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Money from Mushrooms - Log Grown Shiitake

Posted on November 20, 2015 at 1:27pm 0 Comments

It seems that many areas of the United States, and the world, have more quickly adopted agroforestry practices than New York and the Northeast.  This is especially true for forest farming practices (e.g., ginseng, mushrooms) and silvopasture. Although maple syrup production is well established here.  

The potential for woodland owners to participate in and benefit from a woodland enterprise centered on gourmet mushrooms production continues to expand.  Mushroom production has…

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Hardwood tree identification

Posted on November 20, 2015 at 9:59am 0 Comments

Tree identification is a great activity, appropriate for most ages, and possible throughout the year.  Although NY and the Northeast count scores of trees, a relatively few are common.  The webinar linked below illustrates tree identification for common northeastern hardwood trees, but more importantly discusses strategies for learning how to identify all trees.

Hardwood tree identification and ecology webinar…

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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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The German Tree Whisperer

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management on Thursday. 0 Replies

Tree Twitter?  Worth a read...…Continue

Maple Syrup Production Tax implications

Started by Wendy Scheening in Maple Syrup Production. Last reply by Wendy Scheening on Tuesday. 2 Replies

In 2015 we converted our maple syrup hobby into a small business.  This is the first year we have to file our taxes related to the business and are not certain if we should consider it farming or retail sales (schedule F or schedule C) or what the…Continue

Tags: business, tax, maple

Plastic vs. Aluminum posted signs

Started by Ed Neuhauser in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Lewis E. Ward Feb 5. 1 Reply

 I would like to know if anyone has any information on the longevity of plastic vs. aluminum posted signs. The attached Al sign, between 10-15 years old, has faded so much that it's not usable. I don't have any long-term experience with plastic…Continue

Moving American Elm Firewood

Started by Dean Faklis in Forest Health. Last reply by Mark Kurtis Feb 2. 7 Replies

Is it OK to move firewood from a diseased American Elm?  Will live trees at the destination be put at new risk or is the risk level unchanged?Continue

cut stump on beech didn't work

Started by Peter Smallidge in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Mark Kurtis Feb 2. 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] recently toured the site and thought I should ask…Continue

Black walnut trees.

Started by Chaz U. Farly in Woodlot Management Feb 1. 0 Replies

I have a small stand of black walnut trees in my yard. Due to the chemicals released by these trees its difficult to grow anything around them. I would like to plant some kind of ground cover here to improve the looks and eliminate the need to mow.…Continue

Aluminum nails in live trees cause significant damage?

Started by Dean Faklis in Woodlot Management Jan 28. 0 Replies

Recently in my email inbox, there has been some discussion on hanging posted signs on live trees with aluminum nails.  I've read that using aluminum nails does negligible damage to the tree. The computer screen background on this webpage is a nice…Continue

i-Tree 2016 Online Training: Tools for Assessing and Managing Community Forests

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health. Last reply by Alicia Rose Dec 16, 2015. 1 Reply

i-Tree 2016 Online Training: Tools for Assessing and Managing Community ForestsJoin us for a comprehensive web-based instructional series that will introduce the latest tools in the i-Tree software suite, as well as bring you up to date on the…Continue

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