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White pine needle browning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Jourdain Jun 9, 2016. 1 Reply

Not sure if this is happening in NY, but questions have been raised in Mass.  about what is happening with the white pine this year.  Attached is the link sent to us by the UMASS Extension Forester…Continue

Beech management and triclopyr

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Smallidge Jul 20, 2015. 3 Replies

Pete-I just read your link from March about triclopyr and beech.  I am going to look at the research using 'diluted' Garlon 4.  I have been using Garlon 4 as a cut stump treatment for beech…Continue

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Searching for perfect musical wood

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 12:56pm 0 Comments

Pete posted a link the other day about planting oaks. Here's another interesting one involving old trees.  I came across this article on growing spruce for 'Stradivarius Trees-searching for perfect musical wood" In the May Agroforestry News.  Here's the link:  www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22094279

Walnuts and climate change

Posted on November 30, 2011 at 6:54pm 0 Comments

This in from Purdue about walnuts and climate change.  While maybe not a big deal for Western Mass it may be a bigger deal for those of you in walnut country in NY and PA.

 

http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/research/2011/111128JacobsWalnut.html

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Beech control with triclopyr versus glyphosate

Started by Peter Smallidge in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn Nov 20. 3 Replies

[I'm pasting from a recent email thread]Question - I'm working on a couple beech regen and mid story control projects.   I have been using Garlon 4 in oil.   Works good, but sometimes I want it to move through the roots and the Garlon doesn't do…Continue

Norway Spruce stump treatment

Started by Alicia Rose in Woodlot Management Nov 4. 0 Replies

A urea application of a freshly cut Norway spruce stump surface. This treatment has been implemented as a management strategy to prevent the future crop and adjacent trees from Heterobasidion annosum infection. This is not common practice in Welsh…Continue

Why don't evergreens drop their leaves in the fall?

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management Oct 22. 0 Replies

Hmmm, a timely question for the fall foliage season and a lesson that I don't remember being taught at forestry school (though I admit that I may not have been paying attention!) …Continue

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

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