Developing an Understanding of Carbon Sequestration-Northeastern Woodlands
It was suggested by Brett Chedzoy that I develop a blog on the issue of carbon sequestration as it applied to forests and forest management decisions. Much of the emerging forestry science on the subject is counter-intuitive and perhaps that is what leads to the confusion. The other confusing issues are that carbon production/release, carbon sequestration, and climate change are…Continue
Added by Lew Ward on April 9, 2019 at 2:39pm — No Comments
Added by Lew Ward on April 9, 2019 at 2:30pm — No 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.
Added by Paul J Hetzler on March 22, 2019 at 3:55pm — No Comments
The black cherry tree is widely distributed in the eastern half of North America. It grows everywhere in the United States east of the Mississippi River, except for the lower portion of that river valley itself, far northern Maine, and south of Lake Okeechobee in Florida. It can also be found in the Canadian Maritimes, the Midwest as far west as eastern Kansas and…Continue
Added by Ely McLaughlin on March 12, 2019 at 2:30pm — No Comments
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
Added by Paul J Hetzler on March 9, 2019 at 10:23am — No Comments
About a year ago, I started a paper, which attempts to describe all the trees found in New Hampshire, my home state. I started this project as a school project, where I would just observe trees and their habitats and write what I saw, but it quickly morphed into an informal research paper focused on silvics and commercial uses of the described…Continue
Added by Paul J Hetzler on February 25, 2019 at 6:18am — No Comments
Tree Pruning Workshop
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
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…Continue
Added by Paul J Hetzler on February 9, 2019 at 7:13pm — No Comments
Generally 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…Continue
Added by Paul J Hetzler on February 5, 2019 at 3:50pm — No Comments
Happy New Year! and Happy New Name! We're now Firewood for Charity (F4C) and I'm pleased to announce that Dave Keebler is the winner of the naming contest. Dave receives a $20 gift card to use as he pleases. Dave is very creative and hard working and.....a happy winner!
Congratulations and thanks Dave!
It was a bit…Continue
Added by Dean Faklis on January 14, 2019 at 8:22pm — No Comments
Emerging Invasive Forest Pests: Identification, Prevention & Management
When: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 9:00 AM until 3:30 PM
Where: St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Center, Classroom A, 40 West Main Street, Canton NY
Cost: $10.00 Includes lunch and materials.
Pre-registration required; please call (315) 379-9192. For information, email…Continue
Added by Paul J Hetzler on December 20, 2018 at 5:10pm — No Comments
Many woodland owners harvest timber, yet wonder how to handle (optimize) the tax liability. The "go to" website is www.timbertax.org
Another resource is from the USFS Timber Tax team and their annual timber tax "tips" attached here TaxTips2018.pdf
Added by Peter Smallidge on November 20, 2018 at 12:46pm — No Comments
Added by Lew Ward on November 17, 2018 at 7:57pm — No Comments
A new mountain of great timber was donated and delivered to the landing today by the Wagner Companies. We're extremely grateful to our partners at Wagner Hardwoods for their strong and continuing support. David needed a wide angle lens to capture all of the wood! There's good work to do on this mountain of logs and Eileen is in the process of scheduling upcoming C4C gatherings.…Continue
Added by Dean Faklis on November 14, 2018 at 10:03am — No Comments
Run, Dorothy—Emerald City is Falling
Watertown 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…Continue
Added by Paul J Hetzler on November 5, 2018 at 9:59pm — No Comments
I'm happy to report that 2018's hard work is paying off for Camp Onseyawa (https://www.onseyawa.org/), The Rotary and NYFOA. The team from the Walworth-Ontario Rotary came to work on Saturday October 13 and picked up another six face cords for their patrons in and near Wayne County. I asked Jonathan Wordingham, the team's leader, to take some pics:…Continue
Added by Dean Faklis on October 16, 2018 at 7:24am — No Comments
Evolution, Just for Fun
Every 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…Continue
If you enjoy working in your woodlot and struggle with the undesirable trees that you may not have time and skill to safely fell, this study is designed to find a solution for you.
Many woodland owners have a large number of undesirable trees, or large trees, they would like to kill, yet they lack the skill or time to safely fell these trees. Felling also may not be desirable because of the risk of damage to nearby…Continue
Added by Peter Smallidge on September 30, 2018 at 7:41pm — No Comments
Plant a Tree or Rental It: Your Choice
Planting a tree isn’t rocket science, which is good thing. If it were that complex, I’d wager we’d have a lot fewer trees lining our streets. It may not take a scientist to plant a tree correctly, but a lot of money is spent each year to buy and plant trees which may as well be leased, because they will only live a fraction of their…Continue
Added by Paul J Hetzler on September 30, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments
A total lunar eclipse is likely more common than the swift removal of a novel invasive plant infestation, but fingers are crossed that such a thing happened in St. Lawrence County this summer. The plant eradication, I mean—we all know about the celestial event this past July, the first central lunar eclipse since June 2011. Thanks to the sharp eyes of Dr. Tony Beane, a Professor of Veterinary Science at SUNY Canton who is also an avid naturalist, an exotic vine capable…Continue
Added by Paul J Hetzler on September 30, 2018 at 3:17pm — No Comments