Jim Martin
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IPhone surveys

Started this discussion. 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

plants for erosion control

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Mathers Jul 18, 2017. 1 Reply

I having a timber harvest.  A lot of new logging roads will be made on  100 acres. I need information about seeding to prevent erosion.  My guess is that some roads will be in heavy or light shade…Continue

terminology

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Martin Jan 28, 2014. 5 Replies

What is the difference between cohort and stand?Continue

snatch block

Started this discussion. Last reply by John McNerney May 22, 2014. 10 Replies

I get trees stuck up from time to time and would like to pull them down  with a winch or come-along.  I want to change the direction of the pull with a pulley or better with a snatch block.  Beats…Continue

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Joanne Vaughn liked Jim Martin's discussion IPhone surveys
Dec 16, 2020
John McNerney replied to Jim Martin's discussion IPhone surveys
"$40/per year is the cost for the Gaia GPS premium membership, which includes all the bells and whistles (including parcel boundary and parcel ownership information). If you don't need that, the free version will allow you to enter property…"
Dec 14, 2020
Peter Smallidge replied to Jim Martin's discussion IPhone surveys
"I've used Gaia GPS on my android and had decent success. There is a short but real learning curve. After using it in practice once or twice and then uploading to my computer it became intuitive. I think the cost is about $40 per year, but it…"
Dec 14, 2020
John McNerney replied to Jim Martin's discussion IPhone surveys
"I used MotionX-GPS for a year or so, but they have discontinued support. I believe those who have already downloaded it can continue using it, but it is no longer in the app store.As Gerry Hawkes mentioned, it was a solid app."
Dec 12, 2020
John McNerney replied to Jim Martin's discussion IPhone surveys
"2+ years after your initial inquiry, but if you are still looking for a solution for using your iPhone to map trails: Check out Gaia GPS. It will record tracks as you walk them and display them on a selection of possible maps (satellite, some topo,…"
Dec 12, 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
Jim Martin replied to Jim Martin's discussion IPhone surveys
"A podcast from the U of Mass was scheduled for today,Dec.2 concerning mapping woodland but so far I have not been able to find it."
Dec 2, 2020
Jim Martin commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"That is the answer I expected  and feared.  Establishing a deer proof slash barrier is financially unfeasible. I guess the most I can hope for is to direct the deer with brush piles past hunters´stands."
Jul 26, 2019
Jim Martin commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"IT IS NOT CLEAR TO ME WHY ONE SHOULD REMOVE ALL STEMS GREATER THAN   1".  Isn´t it better to have desirable growing stock already there? A second question: is does a partial slash wall slow down deer movement and create…"
Jul 26, 2019

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Hemlock

Started by Chaz U. Farly in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Freyda Lynn (Black) Mar 31. 1 Reply

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

Striped maple control

Started by WJ Rodenhouse in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Joan E Deely Mar 18. 4 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

Land owner liability

Started by Duane Lake Association, Inc. in Woodlot Management Mar 10. 0 Replies

This topic may have been beaten to death in the past. Please forgive me if so; I have not seen it or found it.   In the early to  mid 1970s Cornell's Tommy Brown wrote a most excellent fact sheet on land owner liability, pointing out the…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

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

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