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Pamela Dallaire liked Paul J Hetzler's blog post Preventing Root Damage in Forests and Landscapes
Mar 28
David J Vinish II liked Paul J Hetzler's blog post Choosing Good Landscape Trees
Mar 27
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Shiitake Mushroom Class--Hands-On at CCE St. Lawrence

April 6, 2019 from 9am to 1pm
Participants will inoculate and take home their own shiitake log which will produce mushrooms for several years to come. Learn how to convert your woods into a mushroom farm! The same class is offered on 2 Saturdays in April. Choose from either April 6 or 13. Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited, so register early at…See More
Mar 22
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Update on Oak Wilt, HWA, Lanternfly & Asian Earthworm Class 03/29: DEC Credit Approved

If anyone needs DEC pesticide Credits, this course was just approved for NYSDEC Pesticide Credits as follows:5.50 in Categories 2, 3a, 9 and 10;4.50 in Category 25;3.00 in 6a;1.00 in 1a.ISA CEU Credit also pre-approved.See sidebar under Upcoming Events for details. See More
Mar 22
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Choosing Good Landscape Trees

Unnatural SelectionPaul HetzlerAfter a winter fraught with temperature swings, ice and near-record cold such as this past one, being able to finally plant things outdoors is especially welcome. While flowers can be dug up and replanted around the yard much like arranging the lawn furniture, it is different with trees.Consider that the act of planting a tree is in many ways a transcendent one. Sure, a new tree will give us shade, beauty, energy savings and increased property value, but in most…See More
Mar 9
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Emerging Forest Pests: Oak Wilt, HWA, Lanternfly and Asian Earthworms at St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Learning Center

March 29, 2019 from 8:30am to 3:30pm
Come learn how to ID and manage 4 new threats to forest health in the Northeast. Presenters from the NY Hemlock Institute, NYSDEC Bureau of Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health, and CCE-St. Lawrence will collect the whole set for you in this daylong course. Includes hands-on field work. Please visit stlawrence.cce.cornell.edu to register, or call 315.379.9192. SAF, ISA, and DEC Pesticide Credit approved.See More
Mar 6
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Tree Pruning at Lewis-St. Lawrence BOCES Education Center

March 20, 2019 from 10am to 2pm
Join NYSDEC Region 6 and Cornell Extension of St. Lawrence County for this 4-hour, hands-on workshop on pruning and training young trees with an eye toward producing stronger, more resilient landscape trees with fewer defects. SAF, ISA Credits approved.Class is free, but pre-registration via phone or website is required. Participants must bring a lunch. Afternoon is in the field, so please dress for the weather.See More
Feb 26
Paul J Hetzler posted a blog post

Preventing Root Damage in Forests and Landscapes

The Root of the ProblemIt may not look like it at now, but mud season is right around the corner. In towns and villages, spring involves returning songbirds, blooming flowers, and a birth-frenzy of construction projects fresh off their winter-long gestation.But "construction damage" does not only apply to human landscapes. In rural areas, maple production often brings tractors into the woods during mud season, and timber harvests may continue even during the period between snow melt, and dry…See More
Feb 25
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Tree Pruning Workshop in St. Lawrence County on March 20 2019

Tree Pruning WorkshopOr:Neglecting Young Trees Leads to Delinquency!When: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:00 AM to 2:00 PMWhere: St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Learning Center, 40 West Main Street, CantonAgenda:9:30: Registration10:00 to 10:45:Tree Wound Response & Compartmentalization10:45 to 11:15: Trees and Threes—The Commandments of Pruning11:15 to 12:00: Why We Prune, & Reality vs. the Literature12:00 to 12:30: Lunch—Please bring yours. (That’s why it’s free)12:30 to 2:00: Demo &…See More
Feb 9
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Chocolate Trees for Valentine's Day

Love TreesGenerally speaking, I love trees, even those I must admire from a distance, such as the love-tree, a.k.a. the cacao, Theobroma cacao, from which chocolate is derived. Not only is chocolate associated with romance—most notably on Valentine’s Day—it can potentially help us feel more lovey-dovey thanks to some of the chemicals the tree produces.Native to Central America, the cacao tree grows almost exclusively within about twenty degrees latitude either side of the equator—in other…See More
Feb 5
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Class on Invasive Forest Pests

Emerging Invasive Forest Pests: Identification, Prevention & ManagementWhen: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 9:00 AM until 3:30 PMWhere: St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Center, Classroom A, 40 West Main Street, Canton NYCost: $10.00 Includes lunch and materials.Pre-registration required; please call (315) 379-9192. For information, email ph59@cornell.edu ISA CEU Credits: Arborist—5; Municipal—5; BCMS Science—2.5; BCMA Practice—2.5      NYLT CEU Credit: 1NYSDEC…See More
Dec 20, 2018
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Paul Hetzler at St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Education Center

January 16, 2019 from 9am to 3:30pm
Emerging Invasive Forest-Pest ClassWednesday, January 16, 2019, 9:00 AM until 3:30 PMSt. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Education Center, 40 West Main Street, Canton NYCost: $10.00 Includes lunch and materials.Pre-registration required; please call (315) 379-9192. For information, email ph59@cornell.eduISA CEU Credits: Arborist—5; Municipal—5; BCMS Science—2.5; BCMA Practice—2.5     NYLT CEU Credit: 1NYSDEC Pesticide Credits: 4.50 in Categories 2, 3a, 9, 10, &…See More
Dec 20, 2018
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Northern NYS EAB Info Meeting--Help Pass the Word

Run, Dorothy—Emerald City is FallingWatertown is poised to become an Emerald City, but that’s not good news. Jefferson and Lewis will soon be Emerald Counties, and St. Lawrence County began the process of change two years ago. Unfortunately, this kind of transformation does not involve happy endings.When the emerald ash borer (EAB) kills an ash, something happens never before seen—the tree becomes brittle and hazardous very quickly, beyond anything in our experience in North America prior to…See More
Nov 5, 2018
Brett Chedzoy commented on Paul J Hetzler's blog post Foresters Need Laughter, Too
Oct 18, 2018
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Foresters Need Laughter, Too

Evolution, Just for FunEvery time I make primordial soup, it tastes terrible, but maybe some element is missing.Roughly four billion years ago in the original batch of soup—or possibly it was a stew or even a souffle; that detail is a bit hazy—single-celled organisms first made an appearance. For the next 2.5 billion years that’s apparently all there was. I’m pretty sure our planet got a little bored towards the end of that phase.But once multicellular life did show up, it was restricted to…See More
Oct 13, 2018
Lew Ward liked Paul J Hetzler's blog post Porcelain Berry: Not Fragile Enough
Oct 6, 2018

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How many acres of woodland do you own or annually manage?
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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.
As the natural-resources educator at CCE St. Lawrence, I would like to know as much as possible about woodland ecology because every so often I like to be able to give a correct answer to an inquiry.

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Update on Oak Wilt, HWA, Lanternfly & Asian Earthworm Class 03/29: DEC Credit Approved

Posted on March 22, 2019 at 3:55pm 0 Comments

If anyone needs DEC pesticide Credits, this course was just approved for NYSDEC Pesticide Credits as follows:

5.50 in Categories 2, 3a, 9 and 10;

4.50 in Category 25;

3.00 in 6a;

1.00 in 1a.

ISA CEU Credit also pre-approved.

See sidebar under Upcoming Events for details.

 

Choosing Good Landscape Trees

Posted on March 9, 2019 at 10:23am 0 Comments

Unnatural Selection

Paul Hetzler

After a winter fraught with temperature swings, ice and near-record cold such as this past one, being able to finally plant things outdoors is especially welcome. While flowers can be dug up and replanted around the yard much like arranging the lawn furniture, it is different with trees.

Consider that the act of planting a tree is in many ways a transcendent one. Sure, a new tree will give us shade, beauty, energy savings and increased…

Continue

Preventing Root Damage in Forests and Landscapes

Posted on February 25, 2019 at 6:18am 0 Comments

The Root of the Problem



It may not look like it at now, but mud season is right around the corner. In towns and villages, spring involves returning songbirds, blooming flowers, and a birth-frenzy of construction projects fresh off their winter-long gestation.



But "construction damage" does not only apply to human landscapes. In rural areas, maple production often brings tractors into the woods during mud season, and timber harvests may continue even during the period… Continue

Tree Pruning Workshop in St. Lawrence County on March 20 2019

Posted on February 9, 2019 at 7:13pm 0 Comments

Tree Pruning Workshop

Or:

Neglecting Young Trees Leads to Delinquency!

When: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Where: St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Learning Center, 40 West Main Street, Canton

Agenda:

9:30: Registration

10:00 to 10:45:Tree Wound Response & Compartmentalization

10:45 to 11:15: Trees and Threes—The Commandments of Pruning

11:15 to 12:00: Why We Prune, & Reality…

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At 2:28pm on May 18, 2017, Ronald L Frisbee said…

Welcome Paul!  Any chance we will see you at FRESH?  I hope so!  Ron Frisbee

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Small acreage logging project

Started by WJ Rodenhouse in Woodlot Management on Wednesday. 0 Replies

A friend asked me what types of protections he should include in agreement with logger when having his 10 acre forest logged. I thought maybe some of you could provide insight. Logger stated Workman's comp wasn't needed in a family business.Thanks!Continue

Western Larch Question

Started by Alex Harmon in Wildlife Management. Last reply by Pamela Dallaire Mar 30. 2 Replies

Would a Western Larch (tree) NOT lose its needles during fall and winter if it was kept indoors? / what causes it to lose its needles(temperature change, change in length of days)? IF YOU KNOW THE ANSWER PLEASE REPLY!!!!!! NOT KNOWING IS KILLING ME!!Continue

How tree diversity affects invasive forest pests

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Mar 27. 1 Reply

A long-standing tenet in forestry is that healthier and more diverse woods are typically more resilient to stress factors and pest.  This holds true in most cases, but there are the notable exceptions like EAB.This article from the "Morning Ag…Continue

480a disqualification after EAB

Started by Bill Pontius in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Bill Pontius Mar 17. 4 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

Renewable Jet Fuel from Woody Biomass

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management Feb 27. 0 Replies

The carbon footprint of air travel is currently being scrutinized in the news.  Here's a renewable energy angle that probably won't be covered in the mainstream media: …Continue

Re wilding landscapes in New York with large mammals

Started by Jonathan Bates in Wildlife Management Feb 25. 0 Replies

Hello folks. Love to chat with you about re-wilding landscapes in NY. Here is a neat video about a successful project in Britain: …Continue

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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

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