Paul J Hetzler
  • Ottawa, Ontario
  • Canada
Share on Facebook MySpace
  • Blog Posts (24)
  • Discussions
  • Events
  • Photos
  • Photo Albums
  • Videos

Gifts Received

Gift

Paul J Hetzler has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

Paul J Hetzler's Page

Latest Activity

Paul J Hetzler posted a blog post

Maple Sap Runs On Gas

Some foods give us gas, but gas is what ultimately gives us maple syrup. If not for gas bubbles in the wood, sap wouldn’t flow. Who knew maple trees were CO2 powered?A mere two decades ago, arborists were at a loss to explain what caused maple sap run. We'd typically mumble something about transpirational vacuum in the canopy before changing the subject. Everyone knows sap runs when warm days follow freezing nights. But it wasn’t until recently that the mechanism behind sap flow was better –…See More
Mar 19
Paul J Hetzler posted a blog post

Think Spring, Think Tree Planting

Looking for a way to enhance property value, save energy costs, boost mental health, and help the planet in one simple, low-cost step? Yeah, me too. Let me know if you think of something.Seriously, though, a few well-placed trees in one’s yard typically add at least 5% to a property’s value. Having large older specimens (of trees, I mean) around the house can push that figure close to 20%. In terms of energy savings, deciduous trees on the southern and western sides of a house tend to slash…See More
Feb 16
Paul J Hetzler posted a blog post

More about Beech Control

Beech Gone Wild: Raging HormonesThe American beech (Fagus grandifolia) has been slowly dying out for the last 140 years. As a result, beech saplings have overrun many woodlots, making them less diverse, less vigorous, and less valuable.That’s right – beech decline has led to a beech proliferation so extreme that in some places they are a barrier to forest regeneration. I’d call this an oxymoron, but don’t want to insult the bovine community. Strategies do exist to address this problem,…See More
Jan 17
David J Vinish II liked Paul J Hetzler's blog post Tips for Winter Tree ID
Dec 28, 2021
David J Vinish II liked Paul J Hetzler's blog post Garlic Mustard Management
Dec 28, 2021
David J Vinish II liked Paul J Hetzler's blog post Promoting Natural Christmas Trees
Dec 28, 2021
Paul J Hetzler posted a blog post

Wood Heat: Up In Smoke?

Where There’s SmokeAn upswing in woodstove use might sound yawn-worthy, but recent findings about the dire health effects of wood smoke might mean the long-term future of wood as a heating fuel is in question.As someone who grew up with wood heat, I assumed  it was hands-down one of the most sustainable, eco-positive fuels for home heating. Like many other widely shared conventions, it turns out the veracity of that assumption depends on a lot of things.How many people burn wood in a given…See More
Dec 18, 2021
Paul J Hetzler posted a blog post

how trunk decay works (and doesn't)

Lips and Walls: Digging into Tree DecayWhen clients call about decay in large older trees, every so often it’s necessary to respond that I’m not interested in hearing any lip from them. I do this respectfully of course.It’s a frequent misconception that the roll of callus tissue or “lip” that trees produce at the margins of a wound will cause, or at least accelerate, trunk rot by catching and holding a small amount of rainwater. It makes perfect sense to us that if an open tree wound is allowed…See More
Nov 19, 2021
Bill Pontius liked Paul J Hetzler's blog post HELP PREVENT OAK WILT
Aug 10, 2021
Paul J Hetzler posted a blog post

HELP PREVENT OAK WILT

Painting Our Way Out of a CornerIt’s normal to tune out all the Chicken Littles (such as yours truly) who run around squawking about this or that invasive forest pest or disease that pose a threat to trees. I mean, how many times can the sky fall, anyway? But the real danger is when we feel so overwhelmed that we throw up our hands. Thinking we can’t make a difference could result in more harm to forests than the pests themselves.There’s a pithy fable about a child who rescues starfish from the…See More
Aug 9, 2021
David J Vinish II liked Paul J Hetzler's blog post Tips for Winter Tree ID
May 18, 2021
Paul J Hetzler posted a blog post

Gypsy Moths

Like a B-grade horror film sequel, the aliens have awakened once again. Perhaps we felt a glimmer of hope at the end of the 2020 version when an entire generation of ruthless monsters died off in droves and left us in peace. But remember that closing shot of their disgusting, furry egg-mass blobs cleverly hidden out of sight? Well they’re hatching now.If you missed last year’s gypsy moth performance, you have a better chance of catching it this season. Unfortunately. Based on egg-mass sampling,…See More
May 17, 2021
Laura Bailey liked Paul J Hetzler's blog post Tips for Winter Tree ID
Apr 20, 2021
Paul J Hetzler posted a blog post

Garlic Mustard Management

Do Nothing about Invasive PlantsPaul Hetzler, ISA Ceritfied ArboristUntil recently, ignoring problems in hopes they’ll go away hasn’t served me well. However, a decade-long study done by Cornell University researchers has clearly shown that avoidance is the best way to manage garlic mustard (Allaria petiolata), a pernicious exotic plant. Evidently I’ve been doing a great job in the fight against this aggressive and troublesome invader.Native to most of Europe and parts of western Asia and…See More
Apr 16, 2021
Scot Burritt liked Paul J Hetzler's blog post Forget Covid -- Lyme is Worse
Apr 11, 2021
Scot Burritt liked Paul J Hetzler's blog post Learning to Speak Pine
Apr 11, 2021

Profile Information

How many acres of woodland do you own or annually manage?
77
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 am a Certified Arborist who owns 77 acres of hardwood forest, and who enjoys spreading the word about proper tree care and forest stewardship.

Paul J Hetzler's Blog

Maple Sap Runs On Gas

Posted on March 19, 2022 at 6:54am 0 Comments

Some foods give us gas, but gas is what ultimately gives us maple syrup. If not for gas bubbles in the wood, sap wouldn’t flow. Who knew maple trees were CO2 powered?

A mere two decades ago, arborists were at a loss to explain what caused maple sap run. We'd typically mumble something about transpirational vacuum in the canopy before changing the subject. Everyone knows sap runs when warm days follow freezing nights. But it wasn’t until recently that the mechanism behind…

Continue

Think Spring, Think Tree Planting

Posted on February 16, 2022 at 3:21pm 0 Comments

Looking for a way to enhance property value, save energy costs, boost mental health, and help the planet in one simple, low-cost step? Yeah, me too. Let me know if you think of something.

Seriously, though, a few well-placed trees in one’s yard typically add at least 5% to a property’s value. Having large older specimens (of trees, I mean) around the house can push that figure close to 20%. In terms of energy savings, deciduous trees on the southern and western sides of a house tend…

Continue

More about Beech Control

Posted on January 17, 2022 at 12:18pm 0 Comments

Beech Gone Wild: Raging Hormones

The American beech (Fagus grandifolia) has been slowly dying out for the last 140 years. As a result, beech saplings have overrun many woodlots, making them less diverse, less vigorous, and less valuable.

That’s right – beech decline has led to a beech proliferation so extreme that in some places they are a barrier to forest regeneration. I’d call this an oxymoron, but don’t want to insult the bovine community. Strategies do exist to…

Continue

Wood Heat: Up In Smoke?

Posted on December 18, 2021 at 1:20pm 0 Comments

Where There’s Smoke

An upswing in woodstove use might sound yawn-worthy, but recent findings about the dire health effects of wood smoke might mean the long-term future of wood as a heating fuel is in question.

As someone who grew up with wood heat, I assumed  it was hands-down one of the most sustainable, eco-positive fuels for home heating. Like many other widely shared conventions, it turns out the veracity of that assumption depends on a lot of things.

How many…

Continue

Comment Wall (1 comment)

At 1:33pm on November 20, 2019, Joanne Vaughn said…

We will be doing a survey of trees in 8 acres heavily affected by EAB in Monroe County NY.

I will contact you sometime in a year if we find any survivors. 

Joanne Vaughn

You need to be a member of CornellForestConnect to add comments!

Join CornellForestConnect

 
 
 

Forum

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

Badge

Loading…

© 2022   Created by Peter Smallidge.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service