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Flat Rate Timber Sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by John McNerney Mar 3, 2013. 7 Replies

I'm in the process of getting ready for a timber sale.  I would characterize it as a small sale one parcel is 20-acres the other 31-acres.  The sale would be exclusively white ash as the Emerald ash…Continue

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Carl Albers commented on Peter Smallidge's blog post A perspective on black locust
"I have been observing different stands of black locust now for many years.  The characteristics of individual trees, straightness, growth rate, smoothness of the bark, resistance to the locust borer, etc. are all no doubt affected by soil type,…"
Jan 11
Carl Albers commented on Paul J Hetzler's blog post Preventing Anthracnose and Apple Scab
"Have not heard about using potassium bicarbonate for the control of apple scab.  Can you expand on this a bit?  How effective is it?  Any downsides?  Timing of application?  Sources for more information? "
Jan 11
Carl Albers commented on Carl Albers's blog post Growing Nut Trees in NYS
"Z's Nutty Ridge and Twisted Tree Farm are two NY based nurseries that offer locally adapted hazelnut stock.  I'm no expert on hazel pollination but from what I understand it's a matter of getting pollen from the male catkins onto…"
Jan 11

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Fall Meeting of NY Nut Growers to be Held in Steuben County on September 15th

Posted on August 23, 2018 at 1:28pm 0 Comments

The fall meeting of the NY Nut Growers Association will be held on Saturday, September 15th at the Albers Tree Farm, 6499 Wilbur Creek Road, Bath, NY and the Lisbin Tree Farm, 3361 Parker Road, Avoca, NY.  This will be a walking tour and discussion of new plantings of chestnut, hazelnut, hickory and walnut trees.  The meeting is open to the public.  For more information and to register please visit   

Breeders Seek NYS American Hazelnut Seeds/Plants

Posted on August 23, 2018 at 1:20pm 0 Comments

From the New York Growers Association website:, Professor Thomas Molnar, a hazelnut breeder at Rutgers University, would like to obtain seeds of the American hazelnut, Corylus americana for use in their breeding program. The goal is to select superior individuals for Eastern Filbert Blight resistance, for cold hardiness, and for boosting genetic diversity available in hybrid hazelnuts. The nuts will be grown out by a team of researchers, and the best will be propagated and…


Breeders Seek NYS American Hazelnut Seeds/Plants

Posted on August 11, 2018 at 1:24pm 0 Comments

Tom Molnar the hazelnut breeder at Rutgers University and Shawn Mehlenbacher the hazelnut breeder at Oregon State University would like to obtain native American hazelnut, Corylus americana seeds/plants from across NYS.  American hazelnut has good resistance to Eastern filbert blight and has good cold hardiness, unfortunately the nut quality isn't as good (size, shell thickness) as with the European hazelnut.  The breeders would like to increase the American hazelnut genetic material they…


Growing Black Locust in NYS

Posted on April 29, 2018 at 9:09am 2 Comments

Black locust is one of the most rot resistant woods native to North America.  Straight black locust posts and poles are in demand by grape and hop growers, and organic farmers who wish to fence in livestock or fence out deer.  The heartwood of locust trees is the most resistant to decay so larger diameter material will be the longest lasting. 

NYS-DEC considers black locust to be invasive and there are restrictions on planting black locust in certain areas of NYS.  Before considering…


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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

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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 Fungus



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