Ely McLaughlin
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Ely McLaughlin commented on Ely McLaughlin's blog post Common Trees of New Hampshire and the North Woods
"Image by Ely McLaughlin Sample Location: An impressive stand is located on NH-132 on either side of the New Hampton/Meredith town-line Scientific Name: Tsuga canadensis   Eastern hemlock could easily be considered the redwood of the…"
May 27
Ely McLaughlin commented on Ely McLaughlin's blog post Common Trees of New Hampshire and the North Woods
"Eastern Red Cedar Image by Jason Sharman, Vitalitree, Bugwood.org, Retrieved from: https://www.forestryimages.org/browse/detail.cfm?imgnum=5454533 Sample Location: North Monroe Cemetery, Monroe, NH Scientific Name: Juniperus…"
Apr 23
Ely McLaughlin commented on Ely McLaughlin's blog post Common Trees of New Hampshire and the North Woods
"Balsam Fir Image by Steven Katovich, USDA Forest Service, Forestryimages.org, Retrieved from: https://www.forestryimages.org/browse/detail.cfm?imgnum=5582469 Sample Location: Middle and upper elevations of Cannon Mountain, Franconia, NH. …"
Mar 31
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Mar 19
Ely McLaughlin replied to Alex Harmon's discussion Western Larch Question
"That is an interesting question.  I don't think anyone truly knows what cause trees to lose their leaves in the winter, but it is generally explained as a way for the tree to save nutrients that would be wasted if they were being sent to…"
Mar 8
Ely McLaughlin replied to Bill Pontius's discussion 480a disqualification after EAB
"I can't think of much else you could do that you aren't already.  The one thing I might try is to do a formal survey of the regeneration.  You say you have plenty of saplings in some parts of the stand, but none in others. …"
Mar 8
Ely McLaughlin replied to Bill Pontius's discussion 480a disqualification after EAB
"I don't live in New York State, but researching forest tax laws is a bit of a hobby of mine, so I took the time to look up the 480a program.  It appears that density can be measured in one of two ways.  The first, is basal area of the…"
Mar 8
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I have always enjoyed being out in the woods (hiking, skiing, etc.). I am also fascinated by the fact that forests can provide us so many different resources, and if managed properly, are completely renewable. After completing high school, I plan to attend college to study forestry, and hope to eventually help others maintain their own woodlots. I am also intrigued by businesses that make use of forests such as firewood production or maple sugaring.

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Common Trees of New Hampshire and the North Woods -- Black Cherry

Posted on March 12, 2019 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

  • Sample Location: Swamps near Dodge Pond in Lyman
  • Scientific Name: Prunus serotina

The black cherry tree is widely distributed in the eastern half of North America.  It grows everywhere in the United States east of the Mississippi River, except for the lower portion of that river valley itself, far northern Maine, and south of Lake Okeechobee in Florida.  It can also be found in the Canadian Maritimes, the Midwest as far west as eastern Kansas and…

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Common Trees of New Hampshire and the North Woods

Posted on February 25, 2019 at 5:30pm 3 Comments

About a year ago, I started a paper, which attempts to describe all the trees found in New Hampshire, my home state.  I started this project as a school project, where I would just observe trees and their habitats and write what I saw, but it quickly morphed into an informal research paper focused on silvics and commercial uses of the described…

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Verticillium Wilt

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Jul 9. 0 Replies

Verticillium Wilt - https://mailchi.mp/unl.edu/nebraskas-forest-health-report-july-2019 Symptoms of Verticillium wilt are now becoming apparent in infected trees in…Continue

Silvopasture in Wisconsin: Goals, Challenges, and other Fodder for Thought

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Agroforestry May 9. 0 Replies

Silvopasture in Wisconsin: Goals, Challenges, and other Fodder for ThoughtWednesday, May 29, 2019 at 11:00am (CDT)Diane MayerfeldSustainable Agriculture Coordinator, UW-Extension, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) -…Continue

Small acreage logging project

Started by WJ Rodenhouse in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Lew Ward Apr 22. 1 Reply

A friend asked me what types of protections he should include in agreement with logger when having his 10 acre forest logged. I thought maybe some of you could provide insight. Logger stated Workman's comp wasn't needed in a family business.Thanks!Continue

Western Larch Question

Started by Alex Harmon in Wildlife Management. Last reply by Pamela Dallaire Mar 30. 2 Replies

Would a Western Larch (tree) NOT lose its needles during fall and winter if it was kept indoors? / what causes it to lose its needles(temperature change, change in length of days)? IF YOU KNOW THE ANSWER PLEASE REPLY!!!!!! NOT KNOWING IS KILLING ME!!Continue

How tree diversity affects invasive forest pests

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Mar 27. 1 Reply

A long-standing tenet in forestry is that healthier and more diverse woods are typically more resilient to stress factors and pest.  This holds true in most cases, but there are the notable exceptions like EAB.This article from the "Morning Ag…Continue

480a disqualification after EAB

Started by Bill Pontius in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Bill Pontius Mar 17. 4 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

Renewable Jet Fuel from Woody Biomass

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management Feb 27. 0 Replies

The carbon footprint of air travel is currently being scrutinized in the news.  Here's a renewable energy angle that probably won't be covered in the mainstream media: …Continue

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