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Is this Dutch Elm Disease?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Kutney Jul 20. 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. 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. 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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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. …"
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"Someone needs to try this in NY, and with a few different species.…"
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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
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
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…"
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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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"An ongoing challenge...who has seen hackberry in CNY, and where, other than the SUNY ESF quad?"
Sep 22
Peter Smallidge replied to Malcolm MacKenzie's discussion Mobile Dimensions sawmill?
"Hi Malcolm: I watched their video here http://www.mobilemfg.com/portable-saw-videos.html  Looks like an interesting saw, but I don't have an memory of seeing one operate or hearing about.  Dean's suggestion to visit the…"
Sep 22
Peter Smallidge replied to Malcolm MacKenzie's discussion Mobile Dimensions sawmill?
"Hi Malcolm: I apologize for my ignorance, but what is a mobile dimension sawmill?  Can you provide a link to a vendor, maybe the vendor you're most interested in? thanks, Peter"
Sep 19
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Roadside Forest Management - Webinar at webinar

September 21, 2016 from 12pm to 8pm
Roadside Forest Management: Tree-By-Tree.  Each year, severe weather results in extended power outages and billions of dollars in property, infrastructure, and interior forest damage. Developing healthy, storm resistant forests requires adaptive management that integrates silvicultural and arboricultural practices from the forest edge to the interior that preserves aesthetic appeal and biodiversity. In rural woodlands, these principles apply along paths, trails and skid/haul roads used by…See More
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Roadside Forest Management: Tree-by-Tree

Roadside trees present special considerations for management given their crown may have an imbalance of sunlight and thus crown architecture, and because if the tree fails the consequences may impact transportation or public utility…See More
Sep 13
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Controlling Deer Impacts and Interfering Plants - field workshop blog site

WorkshopInterference with the Regeneration of Hardwood Forests Come to Cornell’s Arnot Forest on September 30, 2016 for a day-long workshop that will (i) provide foresters and woodland owners information about the ecological role of American beech (and other interfering vegetation) and deer in limiting forest regeneration, and (ii) review herbicide, organic and fence management strategies to ensure effective regeneration. This workshop will help participants understand the ecological principles…See More
Sep 6
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Managing Interference to Forest Regeneration at Cornell University Arnot Forest

September 30, 2016 from 9am to 4:30pm
Come to Cornell’s Arnot Forest on September 30, 2016 for a day-long workshop that will (i) provide foresters and woodland owners information about the ecological role of American beech (and other interfering vegetation) and deer in limiting forest regeneration, and (ii) review herbicide, organic and fence management strategies to ensure effective regeneration. This workshop will help participants understand the ecological principles that underlie the complications of forest regeneration,…See More
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"Western academics propose cougars for eastern deer . http://goo.gl/lVP7qv Maybe they've solved all the issues with wildlife in the west"
Aug 11

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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…

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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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Roadside Forest Management: Tree-by-Tree

Posted on September 13, 2016 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Roadside trees present special considerations for management given their crown may have an imbalance of sunlight and thus crown architecture, and because if the tree fails the consequences may impact transportation or public utility…

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Controlling Deer Impacts and Interfering Plants - field workshop blog site

Posted on September 6, 2016 at 7:00am 0 Comments

Workshop

Interference with the Regeneration of Hardwood Forests

 

Come to Cornell’s Arnot Forest on September 30, 2016 for a day-long workshop that will (i) provide foresters and woodland owners information about the ecological role of American beech (and other interfering vegetation) and deer in limiting forest regeneration, and (ii) review herbicide, organic and fence management strategies to ensure effective regeneration.…

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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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Nitrogen fixing bacteria for Alder trees

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management on Thursday. 0 Replies

I am thinking of starting some alder trees from seed for planting into an area that does not and has not hosted alders.  How can I gain the nitrogen fixing bacteria for inoculation of the roots ?  Continue

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Fact Sheet

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Oct 22. 0 Replies

Adelges tsugae, the hemlock woolly adelgid, is a fluid-feeding insectthat feeds on hemlock trees throughout eastern North America,including Pennsylvania. The egg sacs ofthese insects look like the tipsof cotton swabs clinging to the undersides of…Continue

Grow bags: tall or squat?

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Agroforestry. Last reply by Carl Albers Oct 6. 5 Replies

After losing a planting of trees to voles/deer and now quite a number to the drought of '16 we are considering keeping our seedlings in a protected area with irrigation in grow bags so they can be easily relocated when they have attained a fighting…Continue

Tags: tree, protection, pruning, air, bags

Forest Economics Spreadsheet for Timber Contesters and Owners of Private Woodlands

Started by Dean Faklis in Woodlot Management Oct 3. 0 Replies

Check out the new forest economics spreadsheet at www.timbercontest.com.  It has the right amount of detail for one to start investigating the impacts of certain items on investment returns.  Please…Continue

The Role of Private Woodlands In Solving Global Issues

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management Sep 28. 0 Replies

This article from the NY Times was recently featured in the Forest Business Network weekly newsletter.  Different part of the country, same issues.Can a small, family forest help save the planet?Eve Lonnquist’s family has owned a forest in the…Continue

Mobile Dimensions sawmill?

Started by Malcolm MacKenzie in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Peter Smallidge Sep 22. 4 Replies

Does anyone have experience with a Mobile Dimensions sawmill? What is your critique of its operation and production?Continue

Western Larch Question

Started by Alex Harmon in Woodlot Management Sep 13. 0 Replies

Would a Western Larch (tree) NOT lose its needles during fall and winter if it was kept indoors? / what causes it to lose its needles(temperature change, change in length of days)? IF YOU KNOW THE ANSWER PLEASE REPLY!!!!!! NOT KNOWING IS KILLING ME!!Continue

Tags: question, test, conifers, deciduous, trees

Western Larch Question

Started by Alex Harmon in Wildlife Management Sep 13. 0 Replies

Would a Western Larch (tree) NOT lose its needles during fall and winter if it was kept indoors? / what causes it to lose its needles(temperature change, change in length of days)? IF YOU KNOW THE ANSWER PLEASE REPLY!!!!!! NOT KNOWING IS KILLING ME!!Continue

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