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Stone Walls

Started May 14 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

Beech Leaf Disease

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Levatich Dec 1, 2017. 3 Replies

This just in...  Would be interested to know if anyone sees this in their woods come spring.…Continue

Burls

Started Mar 29, 2017 0 Replies

Neat article that appeared in the "morning ag clips" on tree burls...The beauty in a burlWASHINGTON — As you glance up into tree limbs, perhaps searching for some sign of spring in a swelling flower…Continue

The Role of Private Woodlands In Solving Global Issues

Started 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…Continue

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Michael L Ashdown commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"The little bandits found the bait pile put out for a new camera set. "
Jul 26
Michael L Ashdown commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"Human access: One of the problems with excluding deer with fences or slash is providing access for humans. More correctly stated; providing fast, easily opened, and easily closed gates for humans. The originally planned gates while simple and…"
Jul 26
Michael L Ashdown commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"Compromised For some time after the deer trapped inside the 74-acre slash wall at the time of closure had been removed there was no sign of deer inside. However, October 25th, 2017 as the fall rut got going tracks were found inside that exclosure…"
Jul 25
Michael L Ashdown commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"Complications: The first issue with using this plastic fence is that it needs support. For the smaller exclosures we built years ago we simple used T-post at about an 8 ft. interval. More recently we attached the plastic mesh to high tensile wire…"
Jul 24
Michael L Ashdown commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"Some pictures from last Fall to show wildlife diversity around the slash walls BobcatCoyote Red fox"
Jun 8
Michael L Ashdown commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"New wildlife issues with the plastic gates. There have been some new wildlife creating issues with the plastic fence gates on the 74 acre harvest slash wall. Granted I have not noticed any issues caused by turkeys or porcupines. However these other…"
Jun 7
Brett Chedzoy's blog post was featured

Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot

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.See More
Jun 5
Brett Chedzoy posted a discussion

Stone Walls

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 of coastal New England.  I remember one property on the Connecticut River that had stone walls at least chest-high and at least as wide (apparently, designed for horseback riding on top of the wall instead of the precious tillable land they protected).  That wall was inside a forest that even ~ 25…See More
May 14
Michael L Ashdown commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"Slash wall openings for access fences and gates.                  When I was approached for suggestions on how to secure the openings in the slash walls my first thought…"
Apr 2
Brett Chedzoy commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"Gates and Monitoring An unanticipated challenge was getting the deer out of the harvest areas, then keeping them out with secure gates at the access points.  I've asked colleague Mike Ashdown who has undertaken these tasks to share some of…"
Mar 2
Brett Chedzoy commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"Situations where cutting the interfering understory vegetation may not work As explained above, the option for cutting & crushing wood stems down to < 1" dbh looks promising when compared to alternatives like a pre-harvest herbicide…"
Feb 13
Brett Chedzoy commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"Special contractual considerations for regeneration harvests with slash walls One of the five regeneration harvests started in 2017 at the Arnot, the one that won't be completed until later this year in 2018 is using hand felling (cutting the…"
Feb 13
Brett Chedzoy commented on Paul J Hetzler's blog post Forest-tent Caterpillars
"Paul,   Any good short videos or picture guides on how to scout for FTC egg masses this time of the year, including "acceptable" levels?"
Jan 26
Brett Chedzoy commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"The learning curve to date, and some  "Frequently Asked Questions" I'll be adding plenty of content to this section as we continue to see what's happening and time allows to get in to the fine details.  But for…"
Jan 18
Brett Chedzoy commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"Are the slash walls working? It will probably take at least five years before the regeneration is beyond deer browsing height (human eyeball height) and we can then evaluate the composition.  In the meantime, there are numerous monitoring…"
Jan 18
Brett Chedzoy commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"Feller-buncher slash walls Encouraged by the results of the completed 74-acre harvest, the same crew cut three more blocks about 10-acres in size each and enclosed them in slash walls.  The first, done in July, was a declining Red Pine…"
Jan 18

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Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot

Posted on January 16, 2018 at 6:40pm 17 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.

Comment Wall (3 comments)

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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Stone Walls

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management May 14. 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 of coastal New England.  I remember one property on…Continue

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