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Michael L Ashdown commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
Mar 9, 2021
Michael L Ashdown commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
Mar 9, 2021
Michael L Ashdown commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
Mar 9, 2021
Michael L Ashdown commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"Upstream flood gate As seen in the picture below, the loggers left 3 logs across the upstream flood gate in the North Gate harvest slash wall. With the assumption even heavy rain during spring runoff would not bring the stream level up to the middle…"
Mar 9, 2021
Michael L Ashdown commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
Mar 9, 2021
Michael L Ashdown commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
Mar 9, 2021
Michael L Ashdown commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
Mar 9, 2021
Michael L Ashdown commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"Flood gates on North Gate harvest wall The flood gates constructed in the Arnot Forest North Gate harvest slash wall consist of sections of 8 ft. tall high tensile Page (woven) wire suspended from logs positioned over the creek openings. The fence…"
Mar 9, 2021
Michael L Ashdown commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
Feb 8, 2021
Michael L Ashdown commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
Feb 8, 2021
Michael L Ashdown commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"Pete, Yes, many times deer will adopt a trail that is the shortest distance between 2 points. However, this may be better stated that deer will take the trail of least resistance between 2 points. In the case of a buck scenting doe in estrus he will…"
Feb 8, 2021
Michael L Ashdown commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
Feb 8, 2021
Michael L Ashdown commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"New Gate observations: Again, size maters. A large opening is much harder to secure than a smaller one. That being said, even if one is not expecting a need for larger equipment inside a slash wall it would not be a bad idea to leave just enough…"
Feb 3, 2021
Michael L Ashdown commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
Feb 2, 2021

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I have been working on research projects that demonstrate the impacts white-tailed deer have on forest and wood lots for approximately 15 years. This is a subject that piques my interest.

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The Village of Hastings-on-Hudson is hiring a p/t urban forester!

Started by Haven Colgate in Woodlot Management Aug 2. 0 Replies

See https://tinyurl.com/mpnp4szy for details.Contact:Aaron PodhurstApodhurst@hastingsgov.org914-478-2380 x640Continue

Agroforester Job Opening

Started by Katie Commender in Agroforestry Jun 23. 0 Replies

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

Gypsy Moth (aka Spongy Moth) spray control in priority areas by DEC

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management May 24. 0 Replies

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

Audubon NY "Bird Friendly" webinars organized by the SFL Chapter of NYFOA

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management May 17. 0 Replies

Well over 200 registered for the March and April webinars presented by Zach Boerman and Suzanne Treyger of Audubon NY - showing that perhaps good forestry really is for the birds!For those of you who would like to watch or re-watch the webinars, the…Continue

Wand for applying herbicide to cut stems

Started by Freyda Lynn (Black) in Woodlot Management Apr 8. 0 Replies

I found an ingenious tool for applying herbicide for cut and paint. It is made by a volunteer prairie group in MI but no longer shipped. I am including a link to their page describing its use and with photos.  It appears to be made of standard pvc…Continue

micorrhiza

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management Mar 16. 0 Replies

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…Continue

Wildfire Risk

Started by John Kontrabecki in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Kim Slezak, CF Feb 16. 1 Reply

We own a 60-acre eucalyptus forest in Pacifica, CA, just south of San Francisco.  Can anyone recommend a forestry consultant to prepare a wildfire risk assessment and mitigation plan?  California has suffered from large wildfires for the past two…Continue

Agroforester Job Posting - 1/9/22

Started by Katie Commender in Agroforestry Dec 16, 2021. 0 Replies

Greetings,Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) is searching for an Agroforester to join our team! This new position will focus on alley cropping and silvopasture, and will be responsible for co-developing agroforestry trainings for natural…Continue

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