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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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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
Sep 13
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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
Lewis E. Ward liked Peter Smallidge's event Managing Interference to Forest Regeneration
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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
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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
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
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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
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Ecology and Management of Ferns in Northeastern Forests

Posted on September 29, 2016 at 12:38pm 0 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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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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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 Role of Private Woodlands In Solving Global Issues

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management on Wednesday. 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

Quantifying the Value of Trees

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Woodlot Management Sep 9. 0 Replies

Quantifying the Value of TreesBy Janice Kaspersen…Continue

"Funding for Floodplain Restoration"

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Sep 1. 0 Replies

"Funding for Floodplain Restoration"Today's webinar recording, slides, materials, and certificates of attendance will be emailed to attendees within one week. There will be two emails - one with the recording / materials, and one with the…Continue

Drones to monitor trees in CA

Started by Alicia Rose in Forest Health Aug 30. 0 Replies

In drought, drones help California farmers save every drop…Continue

Invasive Species Distribution in USA

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Aug 29. 0 Replies

A Big-Picture View of the Invasive Plant Problem…Continue

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