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Is this Dutch Elm Disease?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Kutney Jul 20, 2016. 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, 2016. 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, 2016. 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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"Great webinar today with Dave Apsley. Oak forests. See his blog here http://u.osu.edu/seohiowoods"
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Sugarbush Management

Sugarbush management is an important part of the responsibility of maple producers to ensure healthy and productive trees.  Like all the duties of a maple producer, learning how to manage your sugarbush will take some time, involve learning new skills, benefit with assistance from others who are more knowledgeable, and take some time to achieve mastery.…See More
Jan 5
Peter Smallidge replied to Joanne Vaughn's discussion Nitrogen fixing bacteria for Alder trees
"Hi Joanne: Apparently the bacteria are common in soils that might normally hold alder. Also, there doesn't seem to be an effective way to inoculate the seed, though I believe that happens for other plant species.   My take-away was there…"
Dec 19, 2016
Peter Smallidge replied to Joanne Vaughn's discussion Nitrogen fixing bacteria for Alder trees
"Hi Joanne: I spoke with three colleagues in the Department of Natural Resources (Fahey, Yavitt, Goebel).  All were of the same opinion that there was no need to treat the seeds in any special manner before planting because in the moist soils…"
Dec 19, 2016
Peter Smallidge replied to Joanne Vaughn's discussion Nitrogen fixing bacteria for Alder trees
"Hi Joanne: Great question, but I don't know the answer.  There are a couple people I can ask, more soon. Peter"
Dec 13, 2016
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. …"
Oct 21, 2016
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"Someone needs to try this in NY, and with a few different species.…"
Oct 21, 2016
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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, 2016
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, 2016
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…"
Oct 1, 2016
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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
Sep 29, 2016
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Sep 29, 2016
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"An ongoing challenge...who has seen hackberry in CNY, and where, other than the SUNY ESF quad?"
Sep 22, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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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
Sep 13, 2016

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Sugarbush Management

Posted on January 5, 2017 at 9:06pm 0 Comments

Sugarbush management is an important part of the responsibility of maple producers to ensure healthy and productive trees.  Like all the duties of a maple producer, learning how to manage your sugarbush will take some time, involve learning new skills, benefit with assistance from others who are more knowledgeable, and take some time to achieve mastery.…

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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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Erratic Staining in Ash logs

Started by Greg Lessord in Woodlot Management on Saturday. 0 Replies

Any ideas as to why these stains occur in many of my ash? I have EAB pretty heavily but would assume stain would be near cambium.All 3 are 7" dia. at ground level. I have not bucked logs yet to see how far up they will continue.

Nitrogen fixing bacteria for Alder trees

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Peter Smallidge Dec 19, 2016. 4 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, 2016. 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, 2016. 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, 2016. 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, 2016. 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, 2016. 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, 2016. 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

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