Kevin Mathers
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Kevin Mathers replied to Jim Martin's discussion plants for erosion control
"Jim, If you have a forester managing the logging they should be able to provide guidance on seeding/erosion control.  If not, I would suggest contacting your local Soil and Water Conservation District.  For Michigan you can find the…"
Jul 18
Kevin Mathers posted an event

Deer Browsing & Timber Growing Contest at Town of Fenton

May 20, 2017 from 8:30am to 1pm
This field program will give landowners an opportunity to learn how they can get involved in two hands-on projects that will help them understand and improve the conditions in their woodlands. Peter Smallidge, Cornell University State Extension Forester, will lead the program which features both the AVID deer vegetation impact project and the Northeast Timber Growing Contest.To help document deer damage to tree seedlings and understory plants like wildflowers and help guide deer management…See More
May 2
Kevin Mathers replied to Chaz U. Farly's discussion Resources
"Chaz, Lots of good information for beginner and experienced maple syrup producers: http://blogs.cornell.edu/cornellmaple/ Kevin"
Mar 10
Kevin Mathers posted a blog post

white oak damage

Our horticulture educator at CCE-Broome just confirmed jumping oak gall as the culprit for a sample of damaged white oak leaves that were submitted for diagnosis.  If you have white oak in your woodlot now is good time to look for this interesting insect.  Fortunately the leaf damage does no lasting harm to the tree.  Here's a link from Michigan State University that discusses this and other interesting oak galls …See More
Jun 23, 2016
Kevin Mathers replied to Mike Douglass's discussion past webinars
"Mike, You can find them on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/user/ForestConnect Kevin"
Mar 31, 2016
Kevin Mathers replied to Jim Breckenridge's discussion Animal activity
"I agree with Pete - look like pileated woodpecker work when they are foraging for insect larvae Kevin"
Mar 16, 2016
Kevin Mathers replied to Peter Smallidge's discussion Grape Vine Management (and other vines)
Aug 19, 2015
Kevin Mathers replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Seedling Protection
"Great advice from Brett & Pete.  Also to double down on Brett's advice to seat the tree tubes well into the soil - this not only helps prevent the chimney effect, it also helps keep the voles (also know as meadow mice) off the trees.…"
Apr 15, 2015
Kevin Mathers replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion GMO American Chestnuts - will the King of the Eastern Forests return?
"Brett, Thanks for sharing the article (and your thoughts).  For those who would like a good read that provides some historical background on the efforts to save the chestnut I recommend Susan Freinkel's "The American Chestnut: The…"
Dec 23, 2014
Kevin Mathers posted an event

NYFOA Woods Walk at Whitney Point, NY

May 10, 2014 from 9:30am to 12pm
The Southern Tier Chapter of the New York Forest Owners Association is hosting a woods walk on Saturday, May 10th at 9:30 near Whitney Point, NY.  The host property is owned and managed by Jerry Michael, an experienced Master Forest Owner volunteer and long-time NYFOA member.  The walk will highlight many of the projects and practices Jerry has undertaken in improve his woodlot.Please call (607) 648-2941 if you plan on attending so we can plan for parking.See More
Apr 23, 2014
Kevin Mathers commented on Peter Smallidge's status
"ouch! but a good ending. Of course knots do knot cause kickbacks."
Apr 14, 2014
Kevin Mathers replied to Jim Martin's discussion terminology
"The distinction may be valuable for foresters or others who are viewing the forest from a technical perspective.  For most landowners the distinction is probably not that important.  Landowners can focus on managing the stands on their…"
Jan 14, 2014
Kevin Mathers replied to Jim Martin's discussion terminology
"Jim, These terms can be confusing, and complicated depending on what factors you are placing the most value on (silviculture vs. ecology). Stands may or may not be made up of mostly one cohort, depending on the history of the stand.  Below are…"
Jan 9, 2014
Kevin Mathers replied to Lewis E. Ward's discussion How does Beech Bark Disease affect mast production?
"I found this re: beech mast production in a Unv. of NH resource "Beech trees begin heavy nut production at about 50 years or 8 inches in diameter at breast height (DBH) and produce good crops at 2- to 8-year intervals".  So, they may…"
Jan 8, 2014
Kevin Mathers replied to Bill Pontius's discussion garlic mustard
"Bill, I agree with Pete - wait and you may find you were successful.  In the future you may want to consider an late autumn treatment for garlic mustard.  You can treat it then without harming other non-target plants.  Also, in the…"
May 16, 2013
Kevin Mathers replied to Bob Schumacher's discussion Dutch Elm Disease
"Bob, There are a number of American elm in my neighborhood that are doing well, but we do lose them to DED - some go when only a few inches in dia. while others are 24 " dbh and still doing fine.  Elm is moderately hard and stiff, and very…"
Apr 2, 2013

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white oak damage

Posted on June 23, 2016 at 9:38am 0 Comments

Our horticulture educator at CCE-Broome just confirmed jumping oak gall as the culprit for a sample of damaged white oak leaves that were submitted for diagnosis.  If you have white oak in your woodlot now is good time to look for this interesting insect.  Fortunately the leaf damage does no lasting harm to the tree.  Here's a link from Michigan State University that discusses this and other interesting oak galls …

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Bark Beetle and Climate Change webinar - Aug 1st

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Jul 26. 0 Replies

Bark Beetle Outbreaks in Western North America: Causes, Control and ConsequencesDr. Jodi Axelson, Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist, UC BerkeleyDate: Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017Time: 12 pm (MDT) Learn at Lunch webinar - August 1, 2017 2PM EDT…Continue

plants for erosion control

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Kevin Mathers Jul 18. 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 and some will be open.Any insight or information…Continue

Silvopasture Workshop

Started by Alicia Rose in Agroforestry Jul 6. 0 Replies

Silvopasture Workshop https://misanews.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/silvopasture-workshop/August 4-5, 2017La Crescent, MinnesotaThe University of Minnesota Extension,…Continue

TCIA - Voice of Tree Care

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Woodlot Management Jul 5. 0 Replies

PACT partners' support of TCIA helps the growth and development of the entire industry, making it possible for a more profitable and safe industry. Learn more about TCIA's PACT program and partners, visit…Continue

TCIA - Voice of Tree Care

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Woodlot Management Jul 5. 0 Replies

Partners Advancing Commercial Tree Care (PACT) is a strategic partnership between the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) and industry companies who are invested in the future of the tree care industry. "We are looking for partners to work with us…Continue

Emerald Ash Borer App

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Jul 5. 0 Replies

An App to Help Detect EABDeveloped by Colorado State University Extension & Colorado State Forest Service…Continue

GMO American Chestnuts - will the King of the Eastern Forests return?

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy May 18. 6 Replies

copied over from the: www.silvopasture.ning.com forum...Since I first became obsessed with trees and forests and set out on a path to become a forester ~ 30 years ago, I have dreamed of someday seeing…Continue

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