February 2012 Blog Posts (3)

Emerald Ash Borer - Considerations for Planning- Research and the Real World

There is a new Emerald Ash Borer article out that evaluates different urban forest treatment options and weighs the pro and cons of each. And a recent tale from Fort Wayne, Indiana- which is trying to implement their plan.

This is a complex situation, all the more reason to stop, ask deliberate questions and make thoughtful decisions.

Economic Analysis of EAB Management Options:…

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Added by Rebecca Hargrave on February 28, 2012 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Managing Forest Vegetation Using Herbicides - webinar

Forestry labeled herbicides can be an effective means of controlling undesirable forest vegetation and may present fewer risks to the forest manager when compared to the use of chainsaws or brush saws.  They are used for achieving many objectives including: establishing desirable regeneration, increasing tree growth and timber production, creating and enhancing wildlife habitat, and controlling non-native/invasive plants.  This webinar highlighted forestry herbicide application methods,…

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Added by Peter Smallidge on February 16, 2012 at 10:21am — No Comments

NY labeled herbicides to control swallow wort

Today's webinar on forest herbicide control of vegetation raised some questions about herbicides to control swallow wort.  I will provide a summary here, but note that herbicides are regulated and should not be used indiscriminately.  Read and follow the label.  Also, note that each state has differently label details, or may have, so review your state's regulations.  Feel free to post links to other states as comments to this blog.

It is important to note that the exemption labels…

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Added by Peter Smallidge on February 15, 2012 at 2:57pm — 1 Comment

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Forester recommendations?

Started by Roger Rodriguez in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Kelly Nywening Jul 15. 1 Reply

We are new to forestry ownership and need some advice. We would like to be good stewards of the property and also provide occasional profit of some kind, especially to offset the taxes we pay on the property. I was thinking tree farming (?) as a…Continue

Nitrogen fixing bacteria for Alder trees

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn Jul 11. 14 Replies

I am thinking of starting some alder trees from seed for planting into an area that does not and has not hosted alders.  How can I gain the nitrogen fixing bacteria for inoculation of the roots ?  Continue

How long do brush cutter blades work?

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Ely McLaughlin Jul 8. 1 Reply

I dunno maybe it's because time flies when it's multiflora rose and buckthorns that are getting whacked. It seems that these blades are needing retirement after 8 or so hours.   Is this typical for this type of material. WIde range of material but…Continue

Tags: cutter, brush

Seeking advice on controlling oriental bittersweet

Started by Kristen Whitbeck in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Lew Ward Apr 15. 2 Replies

A student in my silviculture class is seeking relayed the scenario below. If anyone has any tips or tricks I will gladly pass them along. Thanks in advance!"Oriental bittersweet is choking out my mature white pine trees and my mature apple trees.…Continue

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Are Gall's a reason to cull Hickory trees?

Started by Thomas Wilson in Forest Health. Last reply by Ron Goodger Apr 7. 8 Replies

I'll take a photo, but in the meantime....I have a lot of bitternut hickory and some shagbark as well.  I haven't yet noticed any on the shagbark, but about half of the bitternut have gall's.  They get up to about 3 inches in diameter.  Some tree's…Continue

Removal of grass around seedlings in pasture

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Peter Smallidge Mar 19. 11 Replies

Even after the timely discussion of "green lie" this week, I am still unsure of the best method to eliminate grassy vegetation around the pine, cedar and oak seedlings we are putting in this spring. I feel this is very important because we lost a…Continue

Saving Trees With Tree-Eating Mushrooms

Started by Lew Ward in Forest Health Feb 27. 0 Replies

Saving Trees With Tree-Eating MushroomsControl of Amellaria Shoe-string Rot Fungushttps://youtu.be/FPeBYnGwo4YContinue

Electric Fencing

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Agroforestry Jan 21. 0 Replies

Electric Deer Fence WorkshopLuke Freeman hosted a workshop at the incubator farm in Fayetteville, AR to demonstrate the use of the solar-powered electric deer fence. Luke built the fence with help from Extension specialist Kenny Simon and County…Continue

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