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Seeking advice on controlling oriental bittersweet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lew Ward Apr 15, 2020. 2 Replies

A student in my silviculture class is seeking relayed the scenario below. If anyone has any tips or tricks I will gladly pass them along. Thanks in advance!"Oriental bittersweet is choking out my…Continue

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Lew Ward replied to Kristen Whitbeck's discussion Seeking advice on controlling oriental bittersweet
"Off the cuff response is cut the vines and leave them in the trees, they will rapidly breakdown (2-3 years.) I would either pull/grub the roots of the vines out. There are mechanical devices that provide leverage. Or a tractor/4 wheeler device using…"
Apr 15, 2020
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Gary Gilmore replied to Kristen Whitbeck's discussion Seeking advice on controlling oriental bittersweet
"Just cut the vine and leave it in the tree.  The leaves fall off no longer shade the leaves of the tree.  Over several years, the vine will decompose and fall out.  Do not pull the vine out of the tree, just cut it. Gary Gilmore…"
Apr 15, 2020
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Seeking advice on controlling oriental bittersweet

A student in my silviculture class is seeking relayed the scenario below. If anyone has any tips or tricks I will gladly pass them along. Thanks in advance!"Oriental bittersweet is choking out my mature white pine trees and my mature apple trees. It's a nightmare with some of the vines reaching 40+ feet in my mature trees. I seem to have no choice other than cutting the vines and pulling them out of the trees, which damages branches and new growth, unfortunately, so if anyone has any other…See More
Apr 9, 2020
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Please describe, with two or three sentences, why you are interested in woodlot ecology and management. Your answer helps us ensure that only those people truly interested in woodlots are added as members.
Unfortunately I do not have my own woodlot but I am a Forestry Professor at Paul Smiths College in upstate NY and I teach Silviculture. I will be introducing your program to my students.

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Deer stand damage help

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn Dec 27, 2020. 1 Reply

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

Changes in Emeral Ash Borer Regs

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management Dec 16, 2020. 0 Replies

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IPhone surveys

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management. Last reply by John McNerney Dec 14, 2020. 8 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

Striped maple control

Started by WJ Rodenhouse in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Gerry Hawkes Dec 13, 2020. 3 Replies

Looking for way to control large volume of striped maple and witch hazel. Both are interfering with growth of oak seedlings. Cut/treat stump? Hack and squirt? if so what chemical for either of these? Best time of year to treat?Best time of year to…Continue

How long do brush cutter blades work?

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Gerry Hawkes Dec 11, 2020. 5 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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Paulownia: Is this a tree for NYS?

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Agroforestry Dec 3, 2020. 0 Replies

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. Does anyone here have first hand experience with…Continue

Saving the American Chestnut

Started by Stephen Kutney in Woodlot Management Aug 24, 2020. 0 Replies

Below is a message from the American Chestnut Foundation on the deregulation of the Darling 58 blight-resistant American chestnut.SteveThe 60-day public comment period is now open and will remain open until Monday, October 19, 2020. Here are two…Continue

Forester recommendations?

Started by Roger Rodriguez in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Kelly Nywening Jul 15, 2020. 1 Reply

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

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