Gerry Hawkes
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Gerry Hawkes replied to WJ Rodenhouse's discussion Striped maple control
"No, I never use herbicide.  Brush sawing is very fast and it is easy to come through after several years and knock back the striped maple again so that the desired saplings lock in their dominance.  "
Dec 13, 2020
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Dec 11, 2020
Gerry Hawkes replied to WJ Rodenhouse's discussion Striped maple control
"Over the past 40 years I have released many acres of red oak, sugar maple, and white ash seedlings and saplings from overtopping striped maple by simply going through a zipping them off close to the ground with a good sharp, motorized brush…"
Dec 11, 2020
Gerry Hawkes replied to Jim Martin's discussion IPhone surveys
"I have had good luck with MotionX-GPS on my iPhone.  You can walk or drive your trails to create a track then export to Google Earth."
Dec 11, 2020
Gerry Hawkes replied to Joanne Vaughn's discussion How long do brush cutter blades work?
"As described in one other reply, Maxi blades work great!  I just finished 25 acres of cutting saplings ranging in diameter from less than an inch to 6 inches.  The Maxi blade will cut up to a 2-3 inch sapling with one smooth swipe. A…"
Dec 11, 2020

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At 9:33pm on December 20, 2011, Gerry Hawkes said…

Managed 30,000 acres for private forestry clients and provided international forestry/environmental services before becoming a full time inventor.  Inventions include forestry equipment for managing small woodlots.  Web sites are:  www.forest-savers.com; www.biketrack.com; www.WheeledHandToolSystems.com; www.eco-systems.org

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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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