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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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Apr 2, 2018

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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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Beech Leaf Disease

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Jan 29. 4 Replies

This just in...  Would be interested to know if anyone sees this in their woods come spring.http://forestry.ohiodnr.gov/portals/forestry/pdfs/BLDAlert.pdf…Continue

480a disqualification after EAB

Started by Bill Pontius in Woodlot Management Jan 4. 0 Replies

Here's a hypothetical question (hopefully). If an ash stand no longer has sufficient density to qualify for the 480a program following ash borer invasion, and if that stand is necessary for having more than 50 acres for the program, what happens?…Continue

controlling beech

Started by robert dalbo in Woodlot Management. Last reply by robert dalbo Dec 11, 2018. 2 Replies

I have a section on my property approximately 5 acres with mature oak and maples 18 to 20 inches, well spaced, but the understory is a combination of beech and ferns. I have cut some beech and sprayed some the ferns with mediocre success. I do not…Continue

New film & resources to help YOU save forests!

Started by Lew Ward in Woodlot Management Nov 19, 2018. 0 Replies

'New film & resources to help YOU save forests!A new, short, animated (and…Continue

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IPhone surveys

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Jim Martin Oct 27, 2018. 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, 2018. 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

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