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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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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Spotted lantern fly in maple stands - effects?

Started by Tim Levatich in Forest Health Sep 9. 0 Replies

Hi, All.I've been reading brief mentions that spotted lantern fly "likes maple". I'm wondering if there is any experience so far with what happens to a forest that has a heavy proportion of maple composition and is hit with a SLF infestation. Our…Continue

Tags: grapes, orchard, fruit, slf, lantern

Hypo-hatchet

Started by Mike Blasko in Woodlot Management Jul 28. 0 Replies

I just got a hypo-hatchet to use for beech hack and squirt treatments. The manufacturer states to only use with Amine herbicides only. Is glyphosate an Amine or Ester herbicide?Continue

IPhone surveys

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Peter Smallidge Jul 13. 13 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

Forester recommendations?

Started by Roger Rodriguez in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Michael Dirac Jul 10. 2 Replies

We are new to forestry ownership and need some advice. We would like to be good stewards of the property and also provide occasional profit of some kind, especially to offset the taxes we pay on the property. I was thinking tree farming (?) as a…Continue

succession after a pine plantation

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management Jun 23. 0 Replies

About 1982 I planted 8000 white pine in a former pasture on the advice of my ex-forester with an OK from the DEC. They got badly weeviled.  I thinned   every third row  and  later also   hit  the most damaged ones which were left.  I hoped to favor…Continue

Hemlock

Started by Chaz U. Farly in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Jim Martin Jun 23. 2 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

How long do brush cutter blades work?

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn May 19. 8 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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