Michael L Ashdown
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Michael L Ashdown commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"The little bandits found the bait pile put out for a new camera set. "
Jul 26
Michael L Ashdown commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"Human access: One of the problems with excluding deer with fences or slash is providing access for humans. More correctly stated; providing fast, easily opened, and easily closed gates for humans. The originally planned gates while simple and…"
Jul 26
Michael L Ashdown commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"Compromised For some time after the deer trapped inside the 74-acre slash wall at the time of closure had been removed there was no sign of deer inside. However, October 25th, 2017 as the fall rut got going tracks were found inside that exclosure…"
Jul 25
Michael L Ashdown commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"Complications: The first issue with using this plastic fence is that it needs support. For the smaller exclosures we built years ago we simple used T-post at about an 8 ft. interval. More recently we attached the plastic mesh to high tensile wire…"
Jul 24
Michael L Ashdown commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"Some pictures from last Fall to show wildlife diversity around the slash walls BobcatCoyote Red fox"
Jun 8
Michael L Ashdown commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"New wildlife issues with the plastic gates. There have been some new wildlife creating issues with the plastic fence gates on the 74 acre harvest slash wall. Granted I have not noticed any issues caused by turkeys or porcupines. However these other…"
Jun 7
Michael L Ashdown commented on Brett Chedzoy's blog post Forest Regeneration Strategies at the Arnot
"Slash wall openings for access fences and gates.                  When I was approached for suggestions on how to secure the openings in the slash walls my first thought…"
Apr 2
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Apr 2

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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.
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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IPhone surveys

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Jim Martin Oct 27. 2 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

Oldest Flowering Tree in North Americal

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Oct 2. 0 Replies

Fossil of Oldest Flowering Tree in North America Discovered. And It Was Huge. -- https://www.livescience.com/63719-flowering-tree-fossil-cretaceous.htmlContinue

Slash and squirt control of Ailanthus

Started by Mark Horberg in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Peter Smallidge Sep 23. 5 Replies

I have 20-30 ailanthus trees on my property in the 4-6 inch diameter range.  What specific herbicide and concentration should I use for slash and squirt?  Can you recommend a place where it can be purchased in small quantities?  Thanks. Continue

inaturalist

Started by Alicia Rose in Agroforestry. Last reply by Linda Rohleder Sep 22. 1 Reply

Check out www.inaturalist.org Contribute to ScienceEvery observation can contribute to biodiversity science, from the rarest butterfly to the most common backyard weed. We share your findings with scientific…Continue

Agroforestry

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Agroforestry Aug 11. 0 Replies

Agroforestry can increase soil health, agroecosystem biodiversity, soil and total organic carbon, nectar/pollen/resin resources, reduces soil disturbance, increasing opportunities for agroforestry can reduce economic and ecosystem risksContinue

Urban Forestry Presentation Link

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health May 24. 0 Replies

Urban Forestry Presentation Link ---- …Continue

Stone Walls

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management May 14. 0 Replies

One of my first "real" jobs in forestry in the mid-1990's was in southern New England.  Although I had seen some stone walls here and there growing up in NY, I had never seen stone walls like those of coastal New England.  I remember one property on…Continue

Do Trees Talk to each other? See Video

Started by Alicia Rose in Forest Health Apr 24. 0 Replies

Suzanne Simard: How trees talk to each other | TED TalkVideo for How trees communicate with each other▶ 18:19https://www.ted.com/.../suzanne_simard_how_trees_talk_to_each_…Continue

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