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succession after a pine plantation

Started 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…Continue

IPhone surveys

Started this discussion. 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

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

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Peter Smallidge replied to Jim Martin's discussion IPhone surveys
"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…"
Jul 13
John McNerney replied to Jim Martin's discussion IPhone surveys
"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…"
Jun 23
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succession after a pine plantation

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
Jun 23
Jim Martin replied to Jim Martin's discussion IPhone surveys
"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.      It…"
Jun 23
Jim Martin replied to Chaz U. Farly's discussion Hemlock
"Chaz, I have lots of hemlock seedlings in my woods which you are welcome to pick and replant.  A bit of work but only cost a cup of coffee for as many as you want."
Jun 23
Michael Dirac replied to Jim Martin's discussion IPhone surveys
"Great info! Thanks for posting. I will try free version out on my IPad and see how it loads OnX and GPX files. i hope jpegs transfer into it with coordinates "
Jun 9
Michael Dirac replied to Jim Martin's discussion IPhone surveys
"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…"
Jun 9
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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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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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