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Animal activity

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Mathers Mar 16, 2016. 2 Replies

Can anyone identify the animal which has left these holes in the tree? It looks like an animal has removed fairly large chips of wood from the rotting tree to get at insects or worms inside. Some of…Continue

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Jim Breckenridge replied to Peter Smallidge's discussion beech cut-stump and movement to other species?
"I'll be interested to hear how your experiments progress. We also have, in one particular stand, a relatively high percentage (but still less than 50%) of healthy beech trees. Are mature, healthy trees, over 12" dbh, necessarily…"
May 17, 2016
Jim Breckenridge replied to Peter Smallidge's discussion beech cut-stump and movement to other species?
"Very helpful. Thanks. Understood it very clearly until the last sentence. Basal drill-n-fill and foliar Garlon 4/triclopyr basal bark sound different from spraying the exposed end-grain of a cut stump."
Apr 29, 2016
Kevin Mathers replied to Jim Breckenridge's discussion Animal activity
"I agree with Pete - look like pileated woodpecker work when they are foraging for insect larvae Kevin"
Mar 16, 2016
Peter Smallidge replied to Jim Breckenridge's discussion Animal activity
"Hi Jim: I'll guess a pileated woodpecker, but might be another species of woodpecker.  Pileated excavate large oval holes, often more elongated than in your picture. Peter"
Mar 10, 2016
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Animal activity

Can anyone identify the animal which has left these holes in the tree? It looks like an animal has removed fairly large chips of wood from the rotting tree to get at insects or worms inside. Some of the chips on the ground have a half-inch diameter and are two or three inches long.See More
Mar 10, 2016
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Dec 6, 2015

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How many acres of woodland do you own or annually manage?
400
Please describe, with two or three sentences, why you are interested in woodlot ecology and management. Your answer helps us ensure that only those people truly interested in woodlots are added as members.
Wife and I are about to close on purchase of forest. Property is in state forestry program (tax exemption), but probably needs better management than it has gotten recently. We are total beginners.

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Chain saw use

Started by Tim Goodman in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Sarah Stackhouse Mar 17. 2 Replies

I am harvesting downed and partially downed trees on my property to chain saw mill into boards for hobby use.I have had many hours using a chain saw over several years and feel comfortable with it. However, I am self taught through reading and…Continue

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Started by Chaz U. Farly in Maple Syrup Production. Last reply by Kevin Mathers Mar 10. 1 Reply

My son has become interested in developing the Maple Syrup potential on my property. This spring he is just "playing around" a little.What, if any, resources does New York State have for first time maple enthusiasts?Thank YouContinue

Forests worldwide threatened by drought

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Woodlot Management Mar 4. 0 Replies

Forests worldwide threatened by droughthttps://m.phys.org/news/2017-02-forests-worldwide-threatened-drought.html-----------------------An analysis, published in…Continue

Ash Tree Update - 2016

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Feb 24. 0 Replies

Ash Tree Update - 2016 https://science.nature.nps.gov/im/units/ncrn/assets/docs/RBs/NCRN_Ash_2016_RB.pdf Summary • The invasive emerald ash borer beetle…Continue

Wooden Buildings on the rise

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Agroforestry Feb 23. 0 Replies

Wooden 'plyscrapers' challenge concrete and steelhttp://www.reuters.com/article/us-construction-environment-idUSKBN1611U5Products of the forests - see…Continue

Storm Damage to Tunnel Tree

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Feb 21. 0 Replies

The "Tunnel Tree" Is Felled by StormIconic Giant Sequoia May Have Been Weakened by Drought…Continue

Plant Communications

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Feb 21. 0 Replies

Cornell Researchers Find Plants CommunicateChemical Messages Protect Themselves and Neighboring Plants from Pests…Continue

Urban Forest Webinars - US Forest Service

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Feb 10. 0 Replies

Urban Forest Connections Webinar Series…Continue

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