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Burls

Started Mar 29 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

Guide to Noxious Plants

Started Jul 21, 2016 0 Replies

Several years ago I helped create a pocket guide for local highway department workers to identify some of the nastier plants that they typically come into contact with.  My handy assistant, Cathy,…Continue

16,000 Estimated Tree Species in the Amazon Basin

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lewis E. Ward Jul 18, 2016. 4 Replies

Peter and I just returned from the Eastern Forest Managers meeting at West Virginia University, where we gleaned lots of neat new ideas from fellow university foresters.  WV's forests are not…Continue

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Burls

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 bud, your sight might be arrested by fat, rounded growths on the bark. On some trees, these hard, woody outgrowths — called burls — stand out on an otherwise clear trunk li...…See More
Mar 29
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The Role of Private Woodlands In Solving Global Issues

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 mountains of northwest Oregon since her grandmother bought the land in 1919. Her 95-year-old father still lives on the 157-acre property. And she and her wife often drive up from their home just outside Portland. But lately, Ms. Lonnquist, 59 and recently…See More
Sep 28, 2016
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Brett Chedzoy posted a discussion

Guide to Noxious Plants

Several years ago I helped create a pocket guide for local highway department workers to identify some of the nastier plants that they typically come into contact with.  My handy assistant, Cathy, recently converted it into an on-line (and mobile-friendly) version.  Most of you probably readily recognize these plants, but for those needing some help: https://joom.ag/nuTQSee More
Jul 21, 2016
Lewis E. Ward replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion 16,000 Estimated Tree Species in the Amazon Basin
Jul 18, 2016
Brett Chedzoy replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion 16,000 Estimated Tree Species in the Amazon Basin
"I've attached a list of the 35 "sawtimber" species found naturally-occurring on our farm (planted by nature, not by us)"
Jul 18, 2016
Lewis E. Ward replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion 16,000 Estimated Tree Species in the Amazon Basin
"Something to think about Brett and Pete.  I just made a quick list of native tree and shrub species on my 18+ acres on a well watered lateral moraine facing northeast with mostly Howard soil. I listed 37 species. Not too shabby for a small…"
Jul 17, 2016
Peter Smallidge replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion 16,000 Estimated Tree Species in the Amazon Basin
"I had a similar interest in what trees grew in my woods, and a while back adapted a tree list from the Arnot Forest to my property.  I count 35 native trees and shrubs and few that I have planted.  I've attached my list and others are…"
Jul 15, 2016
Brett Chedzoy posted a discussion

16,000 Estimated Tree Species in the Amazon Basin

Peter and I just returned from the Eastern Forest Managers meeting at West Virginia University, where we gleaned lots of neat new ideas from fellow university foresters.  WV's forests are not unlike those of upstate NY - but with some interesting species mixed in that don't quite make it this far north.  Seeing some unfamiliar species made me curious about how many different types of trees naturally occur on our farm in Watkins Glen?  So I made up a quick list over breakfast this morning and…See More
Jul 15, 2016
Brett Chedzoy replied to Peter Smallidge's discussion beech cut-stump and movement to other species?
"p.s. - the purple paint on the first beech means: "DO NOT CUT!" ... and I'll let Peter reply to the rock salt idea. I guess if you put enough sodium and chloride in your woods, you can kill just about anything.  Just look at the…"
May 25, 2016
Brett Chedzoy replied to Peter Smallidge's discussion beech cut-stump and movement to other species?
"Dr. Nyland at ESF once made the comment that the lumber from European Beech (F. sylvatica) was "identical" to American Beech (F. grandifolia).  A wood products expert would have to confirm that.  Several years ago I attended the…"
May 25, 2016
Brett Chedzoy replied to Peter Smallidge's discussion beech cut-stump and movement to other species?
"Jim,  those are good questions and Peter will likely have more to add to the following: I don't believe diameter (beyond the small pole stage) has any influence in susceptibility to BBD, though it's not uncommon to see small poles…"
May 18, 2016
Brett Chedzoy replied to Peter Smallidge's discussion beech cut-stump and movement to other species?
"In these same stands of beech that show heavy infestation by Beech Bark Disease (BBD), we are finding a handful of large, healthy trees that have no visible signs of BBD.  We plan to preserve these Beech in the upcoming harvest and do some…"
May 17, 2016
Brett Chedzoy replied to Ed Neuhauser's discussion Plastic vs. Aluminum posted signs
"Ed,  I think aluminum will be more durable than plastic, though much will depend on the quality of the paint.  I would source the signs from a company that specializes in these types of signs, like Voss.  Our neighbor posted their…"
Mar 2, 2016
Brett Chedzoy replied to Lewis E. Ward's discussion National Forest Neighbors Worry About Intensive Thinning-Arizona
"Another great example of the general public judging forestry practices by the "if it looks bad, then it must be bad" criteria. The reporter should have taken the time to better understand the subject matter instead of insinuating some…"
Mar 2, 2016

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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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Reading "The Hidden Life of Trees"

Started by David J Vinish II in Forest Health on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Reading... The Hidden Life of Trees http://amzn.to/2pDtmGtContinue

Logger Training….It’s Not Just for Loggers

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Tim Goodman Apr 17. 1 Reply

Logger Training….It’s Not Just for Loggers…Continue

Announcing PA Timber 2017: Forest Products Equipment and Technology Exposition

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Woodlot Management Apr 17. 0 Replies

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Goldenseal in Your Back Woods?

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Woodlot Management Apr 17. 0 Replies

Goldenseal in Your Back Woods?…Continue

Announcing New Backpack Sprayer Calibration Forest Science Fact Sheet

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Woodlot Management Apr 17. 0 Replies

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native Plants of New York

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Apr 13. 0 Replies

A native plant is one that naturally occurs in a region without having been introduced from elsewhere by people. Over thousands of years, native plants have adapted to the climate, soils, and environmental conditions of our area. They have developed…Continue

Initial Thoughts on 2017 Maple Season

Started by Aaron Wightman in Maple Syrup Production Mar 31. 0 Replies

Expanded capacity and system improvements brought record production to the Arnot Forest this year.  Overall, favorable conditions prevailed for a long sugaring season in central New York.  As the season winds down, what are your initial thoughts on…Continue

Burls

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management Mar 29. 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 bud, your sight might be arrested by fat, rounded…Continue

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