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
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
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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AVID - Assessing Vegetation Impacts from Deer.
Kristi Sullivan, Peter Smallidge and Paul Curtis. Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Department of Natural Resources, Ithaca, NY.
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The white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) can significantly influence New York’s forests. As selective…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue