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Why don't evergreens drop their leaves in the fall?

Started Oct 22, 2019 0 Replies

Hmmm, a timely question for the fall foliage season and a lesson that I don't remember being taught at forestry school (though I admit that I may not have been paying attention!) …Continue

How tree diversity affects invasive forest pests

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Mar 27, 2019. 1 Reply

A long-standing tenet in forestry is that healthier and more diverse woods are typically more resilient to stress factors and pest.  This holds true in most cases, but there are the notable…Continue

Renewable Jet Fuel from Woody Biomass

Started Feb 27, 2019 0 Replies

The carbon footprint of air travel is currently being scrutinized in the news.  Here's a renewable energy angle that probably won't be covered in the mainstream media: …Continue

Stone Walls

Started May 14, 2018 0 Replies

One of my first "real" jobs in forestry in the mid-1990's was in southern New England.  Although I had seen some stone walls here and there growing up in NY, I had never seen stone walls like those…Continue

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June 24, 2020 from 1pm to 2pm
The second webinar in the Northeastern IPM Center's tick IPM series will be this Wednesday, June 24, at 1:00 p.m. EST.Dr. Stephen Rich, director of the Laboratory of Medical Zoology at the University of Massachusetts, will discuss how to proceed when efforts to reduce sources of tick bites—or to prevent bites altogether—have failed. He will• explain the feeding process and why timing is essential to disease transmission;• outline approaches for assessing the risk of tick-borne disease…See More
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Why don't evergreens drop their leaves in the fall?

Hmmm, a timely question for the fall foliage season and a lesson that I don't remember being taught at forestry school (though I admit that I may not have been paying attention!) https://www.morningagclips.com/why-dont-evergreens-drop-their-leaves-in-fall/WASHINGTON (THE CONVERSATION) — It’s autumn in the Northern Hemisphere – otherwise known as leaf-peeping season. Now is when people head outside to…See More
Oct 22, 2019
Brett Chedzoy commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"Pete, Most of the walls built to date are visible from Irish Hill Rd and the upper part of Banfield Rd.  I believe the older ones also now show up on Google Earth.   As for the traffic around the walls, I'm going to ask Mike Ashdown…"
Sep 9, 2019
Pete Keenan commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"I was just recently added to the blog. Thank you for adding me. I have a couple of questions. I am an avid hunter. I've applied for hunting access to Arnot Forest this fall. I've read the research papers and watched several presentations…"
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Brett Chedzoy commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"The costs of an independent fence project will seem significant.  Slash walls, on the other hand, can and should be integrated in to the harvest.  The loggers need to be compensated for the work, but bartering and other concessions can…"
Jul 29, 2019
Jim Martin commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"That is the answer I expected  and feared.  Establishing a deer proof slash barrier is financially unfeasible. I guess the most I can hope for is to direct the deer with brush piles past hunters´stands."
Jul 26, 2019
Brett Chedzoy commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"As for the second part of your question on "how much is enough"?  that's something we will be looking closely at over the next few years as part of a new research project.  Currently, I see it as more of an "all or…"
Jul 26, 2019
Brett Chedzoy commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"Great question and one that merits clarification.  When we talk about removing all of the understory vegetation at the time of the harvest, it's for situations where practically all of plants are considered "undesirable". …"
Jul 26, 2019
Jim Martin commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"IT IS NOT CLEAR TO ME WHY ONE SHOULD REMOVE ALL STEMS GREATER THAN   1".  Isn´t it better to have desirable growing stock already there? A second question: is does a partial slash wall slow down deer movement and create…"
Jul 26, 2019
Peter Smallidge commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"The cost of the slash wall versus plastic mesh fences... The slash walls have been working very well.  We continue to tour groups through, and the reactions are always favorable. One of the redeeming features of the slash wall is its cost…"
Jun 18, 2019
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May 6, 2019

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Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot

Posted on January 16, 2018 at 6:40pm 29 Comments

Many of you have visited Cornell's Arnot Teaching and Research Forest over the past year and noticed some big changes, namely several large regeneration harvests aimed at replacing aging stands with new ones that are as good or better as the old ones in terms of future quality and value.  For those of you who won't make it back there anytime soon but are interested in following the progress, I'll provide periodic updates here.

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At 1:22pm on October 13, 2011, Peter Smallidge said…

Hi Brett:

Welcome to the ning site.  Check out the forum.

Pete

At 3:24pm on November 22, 2011, Peter Smallidge said…

Hi Brett:

Maybe I'm missing something.  See the picture added by Carl DuPoldt and if you can let me  know its connection to working private woodlands....all I can get is chuckle.

 

Pete

At 4:07pm on November 18, 2014, Francisco J Ponce said…

Thanks Brett, I am but in a different way open pasture in Wayne County New York and mono crop Corn and soybean. But I just purchased 121 acres of forest in West Monroe New York and i will like to change the way i raise cattle and instead of clear cut the forest for hay field i will forest farm. So this is new to me but i think is the right think to do and preserve the forest. I will like to learn more about Forest Farming and Silvopasture and share it with the people i know in South America and maybe help to preserve the rain forest by sharing with them what i will learn at the West Monroe land.

Thank you

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Saving the American Chestnut

Started by Stephen Kutney in Woodlot Management Aug 24. 0 Replies

Below is a message from the American Chestnut Foundation on the deregulation of the Darling 58 blight-resistant American chestnut.SteveThe 60-day public comment period is now open and will remain open until Monday, October 19, 2020. Here are two…Continue

Forester recommendations?

Started by Roger Rodriguez in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Kelly Nywening Jul 15. 1 Reply

We are new to forestry ownership and need some advice. We would like to be good stewards of the property and also provide occasional profit of some kind, especially to offset the taxes we pay on the property. I was thinking tree farming (?) as a…Continue

Nitrogen fixing bacteria for Alder trees

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn Jul 11. 14 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

How long do brush cutter blades work?

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Ely McLaughlin Jul 8. 1 Reply

I dunno maybe it's because time flies when it's multiflora rose and buckthorns that are getting whacked. It seems that these blades are needing retirement after 8 or so hours.   Is this typical for this type of material. WIde range of material but…Continue

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Seeking advice on controlling oriental bittersweet

Started by Kristen Whitbeck in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Lew Ward Apr 15. 2 Replies

A student in my silviculture class is seeking relayed the scenario below. If anyone has any tips or tricks I will gladly pass them along. Thanks in advance!"Oriental bittersweet is choking out my mature white pine trees and my mature apple trees.…Continue

Tags: bittersweet, Oriental

Are Gall's a reason to cull Hickory trees?

Started by Thomas Wilson in Forest Health. Last reply by Ron Goodger Apr 7. 8 Replies

I'll take a photo, but in the meantime....I have a lot of bitternut hickory and some shagbark as well.  I haven't yet noticed any on the shagbark, but about half of the bitternut have gall's.  They get up to about 3 inches in diameter.  Some tree's…Continue

Removal of grass around seedlings in pasture

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Peter Smallidge Mar 19. 11 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

Saving Trees With Tree-Eating Mushrooms

Started by Lew Ward in Forest Health Feb 27. 0 Replies

Saving Trees With Tree-Eating MushroomsControl of Amellaria Shoe-string Rot Fungushttps://youtu.be/FPeBYnGwo4YContinue

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