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Ely McLaughlin replied to Joanne Vaughn's discussion Nitrogen fixing bacteria for Alder trees
"Hello Freyda, I don't personally have any alder seeds in my collection, and they don't ripen in the woods, until fall.  I did find a website that might be helpful,…"
Jul 11, 2020
Ely McLaughlin replied to Joanne Vaughn's discussion Nitrogen fixing bacteria for Alder trees
"I don't know about the chemical properties of alder wood, but I did find a couple that are native to the Northeast.  Speckled alder (Alnus incana) and hazel alder (Alnus serrulata) are both native to portions of New York State and New…"
Jul 9, 2020
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Jul 8, 2020
Ely McLaughlin replied to Joanne Vaughn's discussion How long do brush cutter blades work?
"Eight hours seems short for a blade to be completely trashed.  I have never used the circular saw blades, but did a lot of work using the three-blade brush knife, when I was cutting ski trails, last summer.  I found that the blade would…"
Jul 8, 2020
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, 2019
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, 2019

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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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Hemlock

Started by Chaz U. Farly in Woodlot Management Feb 18. 0 Replies

Is there a reason the State of New York stopped selling hemlock seedlings? I'd made up my mind that I'd like to plant a hundred, maybe more, for my grandsons to enjoy, but find no source. Continue

Deer stand damage help

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn Dec 27, 2020. 1 Reply

My son left his deer stands up for 3 years and the screw in metal foot pegs have been partially encased in the bark. Has anyone advice about how to extricate them with minimal injury to the trees?Continue

Changes in Emeral Ash Borer Regs

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management Dec 16, 2020. 0 Replies

New year, new approach.  USDA ending quarantine efforts on EAB:https://www.morningagclips.com/aphis-changes-approach-to-fight-emerald-ash-borer-eab/  Continue

IPhone surveys

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management. Last reply by John McNerney Dec 14, 2020. 8 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

Striped maple control

Started by WJ Rodenhouse in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Gerry Hawkes Dec 13, 2020. 3 Replies

Looking for way to control large volume of striped maple and witch hazel. Both are interfering with growth of oak seedlings. Cut/treat stump? Hack and squirt? if so what chemical for either of these? Best time of year to treat?Best time of year to…Continue

How long do brush cutter blades work?

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Gerry Hawkes Dec 11, 2020. 5 Replies

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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Paulownia: Is this a tree for NYS?

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Agroforestry Dec 3, 2020. 0 Replies

I have stumbled across some descriptions of Paulownia trees (Empress, Princess).  It is described as marketable, fast growing (sequesters carbon quickly), not fussy about soils, relatively pest free. Does anyone here have first hand experience with…Continue

Saving the American Chestnut

Started by Stephen Kutney in Woodlot Management Aug 24, 2020. 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

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