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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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.
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue