Peter,I have been hearing a lot about mycorrhizae. Much has raised many questions.How can one make mycorrhisae either for an addition to planting or for later addition to an older plantation and…Continue
Peter,I have been hearing a lot about mycorrhizae. Much has raised many questions.How can one make mycorrhisae either for an addition to planting or for later addition to an older plantation and also for gardening.How does it interconnect with other trees making a forest out of individual plantings. How fast does it spread. Does it spread?Do various stages of succession require different kinds of mycorrhiza? How are they developed? Can succession be influenced by manipulation the…See More
"I'm seeing this question has resurfaced. Just to give a heads-up, I've scheduled two webinars (Sept and Nov 2021) to cover some landowner-friendly GPS, GIS and Google Earth Pro options. Presenters are Soil and Water Conservation District…"
"Gaia GPS has online help: a getting started video, and tutorials on various subjects. Click the "?" in the lower left corner of the map that pops up when you launch it.
OnX Hunt has similar, but it's been a while since I've been…"
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 the few that were halfway good and a the same time expected regeneration of hardwoods and and pine that would avoid the weevils because of the protection of the older ones` shading. The white pines in the adjacent woods are not affected by the…See More
"Thanks guys. It seems all the info needed is now here. My problem is understanding it. I am not that good at computer/cell phone use. The local library computer guy was not able to help me much, either.
"I have used Polaris GPS Navigator and OnX Hunt. The parcel information is great with OnX and you can export waypoints to other apps, GPX,KLM or KMX. I couldn’t get photos transferred over to Polaris but will look into it more.
Both apps let…"
"$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…"
"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…"
"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."
"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,…"
I had a question about control of mature white pine and hemlock to improve sunlight for enrichment planting of hardwoods. Following is my response, but I would like to know if anyone else has any experiences to share with control of these to…Continue
This Spring we had an opportunity to speak with writer John Litvaitis about the big picture of deer impacts on the hardwood forests of the Northeast. I posted the original story from the summer edition of Northern Woodlands to the…Continue
Question: In Peter Smallidge's most recent "Ask a Professional" column for NYFOA's Forest Owner magazine he stated that some log buyers will reject ash that shows outward signs of "blonding" on the bark. Is this because the wood will change…Continue
In early March I was invited to present on the opportunities for growing black locust as a timber cash crop at the Rural Landowner Conference in Allegany County. Ryan Trapani from the Catskill Forest Owners Association asked afterwards if I would…Continue
On March 29th and April 5th the Southern Finger Lakes Chapter of the NY Forest Owners Association and Audubon NY hosted virtual presentations by experts from the Ruffed Grouse Society, American Woodcock Society and National Wild Turkey Federation. …Continue
In March, 2021, Peter and I had the opportunity to organize a day-long training for the annual Water Quality Symposium (annual conference of SWCD and NRCS professionals from around NY) titled: "Restoring Ecological and Productive Function to…Continue