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,…"
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
Hello everyone, looking for feedback on plan to build a slash wall with a skid steer and fork attachment.The timber harvest is at a nature center, clearcutting a red pine plantation (1 ac) and aspen stand (1 ac) and group selection on a oak stand…Continue
Peter usually shares something around this time of the year, but just saw this in the recent National Woodland Magazine 2022 Tax Tips for Forest LandownersAs a private forest landowner, you may start to think about timber taxes only after having a…Continue
RESTORING OLD-GROWTH CHARACTERISTICSto New England’s and New York’s ForestsOld-growth forest was once the predominant natural condition across New England and New York before European settlement; however, it is now one of the rarest habitats in our…Continue
Appalachian Sustainable Development is searching for a part-time, regionally remote Agroforester to join our team! This new position will be responsible for providing technical and financial assistance to producers for alley cropping and…Continue
A partial answer to a frequently asked question of recent months - what, if anything, is the DEC planning to do...DEC Announces Aerial Treatment for Spongy Moth in Six High Priority Forest AreasAerial Treatment Taking Place Through Approximately May…Continue