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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

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

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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
Brett Chedzoy commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"From idea to reality -  the Camp Ridge sale was sold in the summer of 2016 to a local logging and excavation company that was accustomed to "trying new things" at the Arnot.  Approximately 25% of the stumpage value was traded in…"
Jan 18
Brett Chedzoy commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"What are we doing about these problems at the Arnot?  Realizing that the challenges to regeneration at the Arnot weren't going to fix themselves, we decided in 2016 that we would tackle these areas with whatever was needed (and within our…"
Jan 18
Brett Chedzoy commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"Why is the control of understory vegetation and deer impacts important in the regeneration process?  Many of you have heard this (many times) before:  Tree seedlings, even those that can tolerate more shade like Sugar Maple, need ample…"
Jan 18
Brett Chedzoy commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"Some background:  Cornell's 4,200 acre Arnot Teaching and Research Forest has about 3,000 acres of managed timber.  The oldest stands on the forest originated after partial to full clearing in the late 1800's.  These stands…"
Jan 16
Brett Chedzoy posted a blog post

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
Jan 16
Tim Levatich replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Beech Leaf Disease
"Nice to hear that work is being done with apparently resistant trees. Clear beech boards are attractive when finished and of course beech nuts are fabulous wildlife food. I hope beech leaf disease doesn't become a landscape-wide scourge. We…"
Dec 1, 2017
Brett Chedzoy replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Beech Leaf Disease
"I only know what the articles say (which isn't much).  Sounds like mortality is quicker in smaller trees, and less so in larger ones.  This may be a welcomed "natural correction" in areas overrun with beech brush, but would…"
Dec 1, 2017
Tim Levatich replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Beech Leaf Disease
"Will keep an eye out next growing season, Brett. Does it ultimately result in any mortality? In the meantime, it might reduce effectiveness of glyphosate foliar spray due to compromised leaf and conductive tissue in twigs/branches. Tim"
Dec 1, 2017

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Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot

Posted on January 16, 2018 at 6:40pm 11 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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