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How many acres of woodland do you own or annually manage?
70
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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Tree Quiz

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 8:15am 0 Comments

Tree Guys Don’t Know Anything          Paul Hetzler

What is an arborist?

1. What a resident of Ann Arbor, Michigan calls herself/ himself.  

2. A person who has received extensive training in all aspects of tree care.  

3. As opposed to your borist.

Tree topping is:

1. A type of syrup that forest-industry workers prefer on their ice cream.  

2. An incorrect way to reduce a tree’s height, one which leads to a very weak and…

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Planting Tips

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 8:12am 0 Comments

Only Bury Your Tree After It’s Dead

Paul Hetzler

In springtime, driving around on weekends makes me sad. Invariably I’ll pass someone out in their yard, shovel in hand, maybe with their kids or spouse, and they have a cute little tree from the garden center on one side of them, and a wicked deep hole in the ground on the other. If I wasn’t so shy, I’d stop and offer my condolences, because clearly they are having a funeral for the tree.

Here’s an arborist joke: What do…

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Maple Seed Crop

Posted on May 18, 2017 at 2:33pm 0 Comments

sorry fdor the NNY bias...feel free to use this any time/way you like, and to edit out the offending parochial sentiments.

Helicopters and Handkerchiefs: Signs of Stress

Paul Hetzler

Here is a forecast the entire region can bank on: this spring will be characterized by pollen storms, and in a related development, it will rain helicopters this summer. Don’t panic—it has nothing to do with aircraft. It has everything to do with stress.

Short-term, moderate…

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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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Buckthorn Baggie

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Woodlot Management. Last reply by John McNerney Nov 8. 1 Reply

Buckthorn Baggie kills invasive trees without chemicals…Continue

Tamarack Tree - Some Links that may be of interest

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Agroforestry Oct 29. 0 Replies

Tamarack: the unsolved mystery tree…Continue

Landfire

Started by Alicia Rose in Forest Health Oct 27. 0 Replies

During the Q & A session, many of you expressed interest in the comparison of LANDFIRE BpS and NRCS Ecological Site Descriptions. The attached report is also available online:…Continue

Vine ID

Started by Mark Domingos in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Dave McGill Sep 7. 1 Reply

Trying to identify this vine, grew about 12' this year and overtook a apple tree.…Continue

Glossy or alder buckthorn

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Woodlot Management Aug 27. 0 Replies

Glossy or alder buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula)…Continue

Bucikthorn Identification

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Woodlot Management Aug 27. 0 Replies

Buckthorn identificationCommon buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)…Continue

Bark Beetle and Climate Change webinar - Aug 1st

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Jul 26. 0 Replies

Bark Beetle Outbreaks in Western North America: Causes, Control and ConsequencesDr. Jodi Axelson, Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist, UC BerkeleyDate: Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017Time: 12 pm (MDT) Learn at Lunch webinar - August 1, 2017 2PM EDT…Continue

plants for erosion control

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Kevin Mathers Jul 18. 1 Reply

I having a timber harvest.  A lot of new logging roads will be made on  100 acres. I need information about seeding to prevent erosion.  My guess is that some roads will be in heavy or light shade and some will be open.Any insight or information…Continue

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