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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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Stephen Kutney replied to Peter Smallidge's discussion Is this Dutch Elm Disease?
"Thanks for the comments. The reason that I thought that it may be Dutch Elm was because of this comment in the attached link. The other three trees are doing fine. They are being watered.  We shell see what happens. I purchase the trees from a…"
Jul 20
John McNerney replied to Peter Smallidge's discussion Is this Dutch Elm Disease?
"Correction: As near as we can figure, we planted those trees in 2008 (or so my wife says), so they've been in for 8 years. They were 1" or 1.5" diameter and about 8' tall when we bought them (they fit lying down inside my…"
Jul 20
Lewis E. Ward liked Peter Smallidge's blog post Arranging a Timber Sale and Timber Sale Contracts
Jul 19
John McNerney replied to Peter Smallidge's discussion Is this Dutch Elm Disease?
"I am FAR from an expert in diagnosing Dutch Elm Disease, but most of the trees I've seen with it are well beyond the sapling stage. Most of the ones on my property were 4-6" DBH before they started showing signs ans dying off. BTW - I…"
Jul 19
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Arranging a Timber Sale and Timber Sale Contracts

Timber sales are relatively uncommon for most woodland owners, yet most properties are harvested at some point.  Harvests are infrequent, potentially of high value, and are unique in that the harvest puts the next crop at risk. Timber harvests need to have a written contract, but what details should be included in a process that isn't standardized.A webinar on this topic will be offered on Wednesday July 20, 2016 through ForestConnect.  The webinar is an hour long and will be live at noon and…See More
Jul 19
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Is this Dutch Elm Disease?

[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 Elm disease? See More
Jul 19
Peter Smallidge replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion 16,000 Estimated Tree Species in the Amazon Basin
"I had a similar interest in what trees grew in my woods, and a while back adapted a tree list from the Arnot Forest to my property.  I count 35 native trees and shrubs and few that I have planted.  I've attached my list and others are…"
Jul 15
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

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Arranging a Timber Sale and Timber Sale Contracts

Posted on July 19, 2016 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Timber sales are relatively uncommon for most woodland owners, yet most properties are harvested at some point.  Harvests are infrequent, potentially of high value, and are unique in that the harvest puts the next crop at risk. Timber harvests need to have a written contract, but what details should be included in a process that isn't standardized.

A webinar on this topic will be offered on Wednesday July 20, 2016 through…

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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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Guide to Noxious Plants

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

Several years ago I helped create a pocket guide for local highway department workers to identify some of the nastier plants that they typically come into contact with.  My handy assistant, Cathy, recently converted it into an on-line (and…Continue

Is this Dutch Elm Disease?

Started by Peter Smallidge in Forest Health. 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 Elm disease? Continue

16,000 Estimated Tree Species in the Amazon Basin

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Lewis E. Ward Jul 18. 4 Replies

Peter and I just returned from the Eastern Forest Managers meeting at West Virginia University, where we gleaned lots of neat new ideas from fellow university foresters.  WV's forests are not unlike those of upstate NY - but with some interesting…Continue

Permaculture

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Woodlot Management Jul 16. 0 Replies

Permaculture: Bill Mollison-PERMACULTURE A Designers Manual https://archive.org/details/permaculture_Bill_Moln-PERMACULTURE_A_Designers_Manual…Continue

Chesapeake Forest Champion Contest - Submission Deadline August 18, 2016.

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Jul 15. 0 Replies

Chesapeake Forest Champion Contest - Submission Deadline August 18, 2016. http://www.forestsforthebay.org/files/ChesForChamp16.pdf The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay with…Continue

Shrinkage - It might not be your fault!

Started by Dean Faklis in Woodlot Management Jul 11. 0 Replies

The Northeast Timber Growing Contest (www.timbercontest.com) is a great activity that assists landowners in learning much more about their woodlands and timber investments.  I measure and track the…Continue

HUBBARD BROOK: The Story of a Forest Ecosystem Holmes and Likens 2016

Started by Lewis E. Ward in Forest Health Jul 6. 0 Replies

A new book on the classic ongoing (50+ years) study of forest ecology. The research was ongoing and set the baseline for our understanding of the ecology forests on a watershed scale. Often referenced, I'm looking forward to reading the history of…Continue

Tags: ZResearch, Ecoly, Forest

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

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