Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Johnstonbaugh Apr 23, 2021. 2 Replies 0 Likes
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
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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.…Continue
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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…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn Jul 11, 2020. 14 Replies 2 Likes
I am thinking of starting some alder trees from seed for planting into an area that does not and has not hosted alders. How can I gain the nitrogen fixing bacteria for inoculation of the roots ? Continue
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In 2013 our family acquired a 23 acre property that was the first site where EAB was detected in Monroe County. From what we have learned, in an attempt to control the EAB the Ash were all cut, and apparently so were the…Continue
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It is horrible that your voles are so voracious! I’m sure fox would love to eat the voles, but of course you need fencing and donkeys to protect the sheep.
Voles are easy to trap (cover a mousetrap with a box that has an entry hole) but then you’d have to empty and reset the traps daily. I throw the dead rodents where I think fox will travel, and they’re always gone by the next morning.
I’ve read that you can put in landing posts to encourage raptors to hunt your field. Basically tall posts with a crossbar perch on top. That would be nice to do, and probably control your voles if you could entice a raptor or two to stay in your land. It’d be great to have a hawk pair by day and an owl pair by night! The perch posts would encourage both. Some owls will nest in wood-built owlhouses.
I definitely can agree that voles LOVE to live under cardboard and in shallow compost piles. IDK if placing such things away from your baby trees would keep them busy elsewhere.