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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

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

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Peter Smallidge replied to Joanne Vaughn's discussion Removal of grass around seedlings in pasture
"Hi Joanne: Mechanical (AKA organic) treatments can be effective but sometimes at the cost of labor, time and repeated entry.  As Dean notes, some people who favor organic treatments often re-assess their perspective when they get involved in…"
May 26
Brett Chedzoy replied to Peter Smallidge's discussion beech cut-stump and movement to other species?
"p.s. - the purple paint on the first beech means: "DO NOT CUT!" ... and I'll let Peter reply to the rock salt idea. I guess if you put enough sodium and chloride in your woods, you can kill just about anything.  Just look at the…"
May 25
Brett Chedzoy replied to Peter Smallidge's discussion beech cut-stump and movement to other species?
"Dr. Nyland at ESF once made the comment that the lumber from European Beech (F. sylvatica) was "identical" to American Beech (F. grandifolia).  A wood products expert would have to confirm that.  Several years ago I attended the…"
May 25
Mike Seager replied to Peter Smallidge's discussion beech cut-stump and movement to other species?
"I have a related question and reading through this thread brought up another question I have always wondered about. Brett says that beech lumber is valuable - look at European beech. Is European beech the same species as American beech? I have never…"
May 24
Lewis E. Ward liked Peter Smallidge's blog post AVID
May 21
Peter Smallidge posted a blog post

AVID

AVID - Assessing Vegetation Impacts from Deer.  Kristi Sullivan, Peter Smallidge and Paul Curtis. Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Department of Natural Resources, Ithaca, NY. Obtain a copy hereThe white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) can significantly influence New York’s forests. As selective browsers, deer prefer to eat certain plant species more…See More
May 20
Peter Smallidge replied to Peter Smallidge's discussion beech cut-stump and movement to other species?
"Hi Jim: i echo all of Brett's comments. Cut stump will move at least 50 ft from the treated stump to other beech that are connected.  Big stumps have big root systems and a wide network of suckers.   Often reported (I haven't…"
May 19
Peter Smallidge replied to Terry Schaedig's discussion Chainsaw oil
"Hi Terry: A few years back our local Game of Logging instructor was experimenting with canola oil.  Last I knew, he had gone through a few tanks with this and didn't have any trouble.  Others may know better, but I assume that if the…"
May 19
Brett Chedzoy replied to Peter Smallidge's discussion beech cut-stump and movement to other species?
"Jim,  those are good questions and Peter will likely have more to add to the following: I don't believe diameter (beyond the small pole stage) has any influence in susceptibility to BBD, though it's not uncommon to see small poles…"
May 18
Jim Breckenridge replied to Peter Smallidge's discussion beech cut-stump and movement to other species?
"I'll be interested to hear how your experiments progress. We also have, in one particular stand, a relatively high percentage (but still less than 50%) of healthy beech trees. Are mature, healthy trees, over 12" dbh, necessarily…"
May 17
Brett Chedzoy replied to Peter Smallidge's discussion beech cut-stump and movement to other species?
"In these same stands of beech that show heavy infestation by Beech Bark Disease (BBD), we are finding a handful of large, healthy trees that have no visible signs of BBD.  We plan to preserve these Beech in the upcoming harvest and do some…"
May 17
Peter Smallidge commented on Peter Smallidge's blog post Northern Long-Eared Bat: NY Harvesting Restrictions
"Some clarification from NYSDEC.  My questions in bold, responses in italics... The document on forestry guidance makes reference to “known” roost trees.  How does an owner or forester assess and designate a tree as a…"
May 6
Peter Smallidge posted a blog post

Northern Long-Eared Bat: NY Harvesting Restrictions

The northern long-eared bat population has declined as a result of the white-nosed syndrome.  Although forest harvesting does not impact the bat or habitat per se, felling a tree where a bat is located or disturbing a hibernaculum would be problematic.  There are both state and federal regulations that apply.Here is communication from NYSDEC on May 5 2016"As you may know, the northern long eared bat (NLEB) has been listed by the USFWS as threatened due to declines as a result of white nose…See More
May 6
Jim Breckenridge replied to Peter Smallidge's discussion beech cut-stump and movement to other species?
"Very helpful. Thanks. Understood it very clearly until the last sentence. Basal drill-n-fill and foliar Garlon 4/triclopyr basal bark sound different from spraying the exposed end-grain of a cut stump."
Apr 29
Peter Smallidge posted a discussion

beech cut-stump and movement to other species?

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 pictures.Questionif i do a cut stump treatment to control beech suckering, will roundup leach to or kill any trees near the applied beech stump?this is my only concern about the application of roundup, I'm nervous about killing off oaks cherries and maples in the surrounding forest through the root systems. in…See More
Apr 21
Peter Smallidge commented on Peter Smallidge's blog post Entomology of Sugar Maple Forests
"Mark's presentation showed predicted patterns of sugar maple shifts associated with climate change predictions. Those models are here  http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/atlas/tree/future_iv_318.html#"
Apr 20

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AVID

Posted on May 20, 2016 at 3:16pm 0 Comments

AVID - Assessing Vegetation Impacts from Deer.  

Kristi Sullivan, Peter Smallidge and Paul Curtis. Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Department of Natural Resources, Ithaca, NY. 

Obtain a copy here

The white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) can significantly influence New York’s forests. As selective…

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Northern Long-Eared Bat: NY Harvesting Restrictions

Posted on May 6, 2016 at 2:08pm 1 Comment

The northern long-eared bat population has declined as a result of the white-nosed syndrome.  Although forest harvesting does not impact the bat or habitat per se, felling a tree where a bat is located or disturbing a hibernaculum would be problematic.  There are both state and federal regulations that apply.

Here is communication from NYSDEC on May 5 2016

"As you may know, the northern long eared bat (NLEB) has been listed by the USFWS as threatened due to declines…

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Entomology of Sugar Maple Forests

Posted on April 20, 2016 at 12:53pm 1 Comment

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…

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Buying and Selling Sap

Posted on February 17, 2016 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

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…

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Removal of grass around seedlings in pasture

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Richard D. Mayko Jun 14. 7 Replies

Even after the timely discussion of "green lie" this week, I am still unsure of the best method to eliminate grassy vegetation around the pine, cedar and oak seedlings we are putting in this spring. I feel this is very important because we lost a…Continue

White pine needle browning

Started by Jeff Jourdain in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Jeff Jourdain Jun 9. 1 Reply

Not sure if this is happening in NY, but questions have been raised in Mass.  about what is happening with the white pine this year.  Attached is the link sent to us by the UMASS Extension Forester today.  Continue

Chainsaw oil

Started by Terry Schaedig in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Dean Faklis May 26. 2 Replies

I'm looking for a biodegradable chainsaw oil, specifically for inoculating trees and stumps with mushroom spawn.  But also if available for general use.  I have never been comfortable with the amount of oil dispersed in the forest. Products I have…Continue

beech cut-stump and movement to other species?

Started by Peter Smallidge in Woodlot Management. 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 pictures.Questionif i do a cut stump treatment to control…Continue

Tags: stumping, glyphosate, high, triclopyr, management

Soil Compaction - a concern in urban areas.

Started by Alicia Rose in Forest Health May 11. 0 Replies

Here's a link that discusses some of the problems with soil compaction. It is from an on lot sewage disposal system perspective; however, it mentions some interesting points. Let me know what you think? The Problem with Soil Compaction…Continue

Urban Forestry

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health May 8. 0 Replies

Urban Forestry – 5 Percent Rule or the Improving on the 10-20-30 rule for Tree Diversity and Sustainability – Excerpts from Dr. John Ball, SDSU Extension Forestry (…Continue

Wood Construction

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Agroforestry May 5. 0 Replies

Bill Aims to Spur Wood Building Boomhttp://www.agriculture.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Timber%20Innovation%20Act.pdf“Wood construction is a winner for our rural…Continue

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