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Forest Economics Spreadsheet for Timber Contesters and Owners of Private Woodlands

Started Oct 3, 2016 0 Replies

Check out the new forest economics spreadsheet at www.timbercontest.com.  It has the right amount of detail for one to start investigating the impacts…Continue

Shrinkage - It might not be your fault!

Started Jul 11, 2016 0 Replies

The Northeast Timber Growing Contest (www.timbercontest.com) is a great activity that assists landowners in learning much more about their woodlands and…Continue

Aluminum nails in live trees cause significant damage?

Started Jan 28, 2016 0 Replies

Recently in my email inbox, there has been some discussion on hanging posted signs on live trees with aluminum nails.  I've read that using aluminum nails does negligible damage to the tree. The…Continue

Moving American Elm Firewood

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Kurtis Feb 2, 2016. 7 Replies

Is it OK to move firewood from a diseased American Elm?  Will live trees at the destination be put at new risk or is the risk level unchanged?Continue

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Chainsaws for Charity (C4C) - November 6, 2016 - Team Blasts Through the First Load!

Another perfect day in Western NY and the C4C Team completed the first log load on NOV 6.  Thanks again to Tom Gerow and Wagner Hardwoods for their kind donation of logs; they are really a great company.  Check out the Team below after the day was done...they look well fed and well exercised!That's Tony Ross sitting on the skid and Dale Schaefer way up on the pile.  Chris Howard is on the left, then Greg and Kathy Lessord, Dana Allison and David Deuel.  Eileen Schaefer worked hard and also…See More
Nov 12, 2016
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Chainsaws for Charity (C4C) - October 23, 2016 - Heating Season is Upon Us

The big log load donated by Wagner Hardwoods continues to decrease in size while the firewood stacks grow and grow.  After one more cutting session, all of the logs will have transmigrated completely into about 35 face cords of well-seasoned firewood.  Here's a picture of the NYFOA C4C Team from yesterday; we had ten participants:…See More
Oct 24, 2016
Dean Faklis commented on Peter Smallidge's blog post Google Earth and Web Soil Survey
"The video on how to use WSS to learn about forest productivity is very informative.  It reduces the learning curve to two minutes.  Enter your address and you'll have full details on your soils after a few clicks. …"
Oct 21, 2016
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Help Wanted - NYFOA

The NYFOA Membership Committee seeks a few energetic and enthusiastic member-volunteers to help grow NYFOA Rewards, our member discount program (see www.nyfoa.org), and the NYFOA Auction, which will raise significant funds for forestry-related youth programs in NY. If you have time and interest, please email Dean Faklis (dfaklis at frontiernet.net) for more information. It's all easy stuff and many hands make lite work.  Thanks!See More
Oct 20, 2016
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Chainsaws for Charity (C4C) - October 9, 2016 - Big Participation!

As the old sage goes, "the way to a firewood cutter's heart is through their stomach!"  An even dozen NYFOA volunteers came out on Sunday October 9 to help Habitat for Humanity, Rotary Club's Camp Onseyawa for Children and the VFW's Veteran Outreach...and eat!  They enjoyed great food, drink and camaraderie!  Here's what they looked like beforehand at David and Celia's...…See More
Oct 11, 2016
Lewis E. Ward liked Dean Faklis's discussion Forest Economics Spreadsheet for Timber Contesters and Owners of Private Woodlands
Oct 3, 2016
Dean Faklis posted a discussion

Forest Economics Spreadsheet for Timber Contesters and Owners of Private Woodlands

Check out the new forest economics spreadsheet at www.timbercontest.com.  It has the right amount of detail for one to start investigating the impacts of certain items on investment returns.  Please experiment with the spreadsheet and post questions and comments here.Here is a link to the appropriate page at the Northeast Timber Growing Contest website:Northeast…See More
Oct 3, 2016
Dean Faklis posted a blog post

Help Wanted - NYFOA

The NYFOA Membership Committee seeks a few energetic and enthusiastic member-volunteers to help grow NYFOA Rewards, our member discount program (see www.nyfoa.org), and the NYFOA Auction, which will raise significant funds for forestry-related youth programs in NY. If you have time and interest, please email Dean Faklis (dfaklis at frontiernet.net) for more information. It's all easy stuff and many hands make lite work.  Thanks!See More
Sep 28, 2016
Dean Faklis replied to Malcolm MacKenzie's discussion Mobile Dimensions sawmill?
"Malcolm, this one?   Mobile Dimension Saw   If so, also check over at www.forestryforum.com, where there are several threads on its operation."
Sep 19, 2016
Lewis E. Ward liked Dean Faklis's blog post NYFOA's Chainsaws for Charity - September 18, 2016
Sep 19, 2016
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Sep 19, 2016
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Chainsaws for Charity - NYFOA Western Finger Lakes - Liftoff!

Just a quick post about a new NYFOA initiative.....Chainsaws for Charity.  NYFOA members generate firewood and the cash proceeds benefit various charities like Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County, Rotary Camp Onseyawa for Children, and the VFW, which helps our veterans.  The goal is $10,000 in the first year!  It's a stretch, but we'll see.  Want to learn more?  See below for contact info...we'd love your input.…See More
Sep 5, 2016
Dean Faklis commented on Dean Faklis's blog post NYFOA Rewards Pays You Back
"Below is a link to one of the items I purchased at Forestry Suppliers, using the NYFOA Rewards program: Maasdam Rope Puller for TSI Work 3/4 ton pull, where the length is limited by the length of the rope.  Snatch blocks help to redirect…"
Jul 13, 2016
Dean Faklis posted a discussion

Shrinkage - It might not be your fault!

The Northeast Timber Growing Contest (www.timbercontest.com) is a great activity that assists landowners in learning much more about their woodlands and timber investments.  I measure and track the diameter-at-breast-height (DBH) of about 2,000 trees annually and it tells me a lot about how to make TSI decisions.  Once you learn to use the proper tools, it's very easy to acquire the skill of measuring tree diameter with great precision. However,…See More
Jul 11, 2016
Dean Faklis posted a blog post

NYFOA Rewards Pays You Back

I just saved $15 using the NYFOA member benefit program "NYFOA Rewards."  www.NYFOA.org. Only $25 more in savings pays for my annual NYFOA membership dues.  Thanks NYFOA!See More
Jun 30, 2016

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Chainsaws for Charity (C4C) - November 6, 2016 - Team Blasts Through the First Load!

Posted on November 11, 2016 at 11:42am 0 Comments

Another perfect day in Western NY and the C4C Team completed the first log load on NOV 6.  Thanks again to Tom Gerow and Wagner Hardwoods for their kind donation of logs; they are really a great company.  Check out the Team below after the day was done...they look well fed and well exercised!

That's Tony Ross sitting on the skid and Dale Schaefer way up on the pile.  Chris Howard is on the left, then Greg and Kathy Lessord, Dana Allison and David…

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Chainsaws for Charity (C4C) - October 23, 2016 - Heating Season is Upon Us

Posted on October 24, 2016 at 8:36am 0 Comments

The big log load donated by Wagner Hardwoods continues to decrease in size while the firewood stacks grow and grow.  After one more cutting session, all of the logs will have transmigrated completely into about 35 face cords of well-seasoned firewood.  Here's a picture of the NYFOA C4C Team from yesterday; we had ten participants:…

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Chainsaws for Charity (C4C) - October 9, 2016 - Big Participation!

Posted on October 10, 2016 at 10:53am 0 Comments

As the old sage goes, "the way to a firewood cutter's heart is through their stomach!"  An even dozen NYFOA volunteers came out on Sunday October 9 to help Habitat for Humanity, Rotary Club's Camp Onseyawa for Children and the VFW's Veteran Outreach...and eat!  They enjoyed great food, drink and camaraderie!  Here's what they looked like beforehand at David and Celia's...…

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GMO American Chestnuts - will the King of the Eastern Forests return?

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy May 18. 6 Replies

copied over from the: www.silvopasture.ning.com forum...Since I first became obsessed with trees and forests and set out on a path to become a forester ~ 30 years ago, I have dreamed of someday seeing…Continue

Dealing with Climate Change Proactively on YOUR land - Links

Started by Alicia Rose in Forest Health May 4. 0 Replies

Climate Response Frameworkhttp://www.forestadaptation.org/-------------------Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science…Continue

Reading "The Hidden Life of Trees"

Started by David J Vinish II in Forest Health Apr 19. 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

Announcing PA Timber 2017: Forest Products Equipment and Technology Exposition…Continue

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

Announcing New Backpack Sprayer Calibration Forest Science Fact Sheet…Continue

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

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