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New book: History of Adirondack Logging

Started Aug 7, 2016 0 Replies

A new book on the history of Adirondack logging during the period of early mechanization.…Continue

HUBBARD BROOK: The Story of a Forest Ecosystem Holmes and Likens 2016

Started Jul 6, 2016 0 Replies

A new book on the classic ongoing (50+ years) study of forest ecology. The research was ongoing and set the baseline for our understanding of the ecology forests on a watershed scale. Often…Continue

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They Feast on the Vines of Chianti, the Swine

Posted on March 8, 2016 at 8:52pm 0 Comments

Somewhat related to the deer problem we have in our forests. Who knew that Italy was facing a similar problem with deer and boars? http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/08/world/europe/italy-tuscany-chianti-wine.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0

Swedish traditional agroforestry! Shifting Agriculture

Posted on February 5, 2016 at 11:36pm 0 Comments

Swedish traditional agroforestry!
'Shifting cultivation
Shifting cultivation Duration 36 min 47 sec. Nm No. 42. Movie recorded for the Nordic Museum. The film was busy under the management of Ola Bannbers. Photo Gustaf Boge, Ragnar Westfelt.'  
https://youtu.be/0S7LTbJ-ErQ

Fungus kills Lyme disease-carrying ticks-Metarhizium anisopliae

Posted on January 14, 2016 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

New research. Efficacy? Cost per unit and efficacy is this viable? How quickly are the new lyme carrying tcks reestablished?

http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Fungus-kills-Lyme-disease-carrying-ticks-3379407.php…

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Saving the American Chestnut

Started by Stephen Kutney in Woodlot Management Aug 24. 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. 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

Nitrogen fixing bacteria for Alder trees

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn Jul 11. 14 Replies

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

How long do brush cutter blades work?

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Ely McLaughlin Jul 8. 1 Reply

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

Tags: cutter, brush

Seeking advice on controlling oriental bittersweet

Started by Kristen Whitbeck in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Lew Ward Apr 15. 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 mature white pine trees and my mature apple trees.…Continue

Tags: bittersweet, Oriental

Are Gall's a reason to cull Hickory trees?

Started by Thomas Wilson in Forest Health. Last reply by Ron Goodger Apr 7. 8 Replies

I'll take a photo, but in the meantime....I have a lot of bitternut hickory and some shagbark as well.  I haven't yet noticed any on the shagbark, but about half of the bitternut have gall's.  They get up to about 3 inches in diameter.  Some tree's…Continue

Removal of grass around seedlings in pasture

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Peter Smallidge Mar 19. 11 Replies

Even after the timely discussion of "green lie" this week, I am still unsure of the best method to eliminate grassy vegetation around the pine, cedar and oak seedlings we are putting in this spring. I feel this is very important because we lost a…Continue

Saving Trees With Tree-Eating Mushrooms

Started by Lew Ward in Forest Health Feb 27. 0 Replies

Saving Trees With Tree-Eating MushroomsControl of Amellaria Shoe-string Rot Fungushttps://youtu.be/FPeBYnGwo4YContinue

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