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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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Sep 5, 2018
Carl Albers commented on Carl Albers's blog post Growing Black Locust in NYS
"Hi Kevin, Not sure what that means for the future of black locust plantations.  That would be a good question for Brett Chedzoy.  Without a crystal ball I would say don't put all your eggs in one basket.  Soil type,…"
May 5, 2018
Kevin Mathers commented on Carl Albers's blog post Growing Black Locust in NYS
"Hi Carl, Thanks for the excellent info. Over the past few years we've seen increasing damage of black locust by locust leaf miner in the eastern southern tier of NY.   Do you have any thoughts on the advisability of starting a…"
May 4, 2018
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Growing Black Locust in NYS

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 a black…See More
Apr 29, 2018
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Growing Nut Trees in NYS

Nuts are good for your health; they are truly super foods.  Like anything else worthwhile they do require a bit of work to grow, harvest and make use of.  However, doing so can be rewarding and is a way to add some healthy, locally grown food to your diet.  The best adapted nut species for NYS are black walnuts, butternuts, chestnuts (depending on your hardiness zone,) hazelnuts, and shagbark hickories.Hazelnuts are easy to grow and come into production in roughly 4 to 5 years depending on how…See More
Apr 20, 2018

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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 nynga.org.   

Breeders Seek NYS American Hazelnut Seeds/Plants

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

From the New York Growers Association website:  nynga.org, 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…

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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…

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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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480a disqualification after EAB

Started by Bill Pontius in Woodlot Management Jan 4. 0 Replies

Here's a hypothetical question (hopefully). If an ash stand no longer has sufficient density to qualify for the 480a program following ash borer invasion, and if that stand is necessary for having more than 50 acres for the program, what happens?…Continue

controlling beech

Started by robert dalbo in Woodlot Management. Last reply by robert dalbo Dec 11, 2018. 2 Replies

I have a section on my property approximately 5 acres with mature oak and maples 18 to 20 inches, well spaced, but the understory is a combination of beech and ferns. I have cut some beech and sprayed some the ferns with mediocre success. I do not…Continue

New film & resources to help YOU save forests!

Started by Lew Ward in Woodlot Management Nov 19, 2018. 0 Replies

'New film & resources to help YOU save forests!A new, short, animated (and…Continue

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IPhone surveys

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Jim Martin Oct 27, 2018. 2 Replies

Smart phones have GPS.  Has anyone figured out how to use them for mapping wooded land.  I am especially interested in a way to map  my logging trails. Jim MartinContinue

Oldest Flowering Tree in North Americal

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Oct 2, 2018. 0 Replies

Fossil of Oldest Flowering Tree in North America Discovered. And It Was Huge. -- https://www.livescience.com/63719-flowering-tree-fossil-cretaceous.htmlContinue

Slash and squirt control of Ailanthus

Started by Mark Horberg in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Peter Smallidge Sep 23, 2018. 5 Replies

I have 20-30 ailanthus trees on my property in the 4-6 inch diameter range.  What specific herbicide and concentration should I use for slash and squirt?  Can you recommend a place where it can be purchased in small quantities?  Thanks. Continue

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