March 2013 Blog Posts (6)

Planning Family Forests - How to Keep Woodlands Intact and In the Family

A new book is almost on the shelf.  Thom McEvoy, professor emeritus of Univ VT extension forestry has written a book titled the same as this blog entry.  I'll attach the flyer, and paste some content below.  I haven't seen the book, but look forward to receiving my copy soon.

Peter

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About the book…

It took nine years to complete this project for reasons explained in the book’s Preface. The book contains stories of…

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Added by Peter Smallidge on March 22, 2013 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Scheduled maintenance

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that MING needs to perform some simple but necessary maintenance on this site on Wednesday, March 27. They will need to take the site down at 10 pm Pacific for about 3 hours during which they will simply show a message asking folks to check back later. Thanks in advance for your patience while they tune up the site!

Added by Peter Smallidge on March 21, 2013 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Forest thinning for productivity and health

The March 20, 2013 webinar was on the opportunity for forest owners and foresters and loggers to thin woodlots to improve tree growth, vigor, and health.  The outline of the webinar included: the context for thinning, what to expect from thinning, forest development and clues for thinning, selecting the correct trees, strategies for thinning, and cautions plus concerns. 

Thinning provides an effective strategy for woodland owners to improve the growth of their trees.  If the…

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Added by Peter Smallidge on March 20, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Hamilton Logging INC

Hamilton Logging Inc. works to promote forest growth through responsible timber management and harvesting practices. Our company works with many private individuals, state agencies, and state parks on timber management projects across the southern Indiana region.

On our website you will find all the information…

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Added by Robber E Hamilton on March 9, 2013 at 4:24am — No Comments

New herbicide fact sheet - basal bark treatments with lower concentrations

Penn State University Cooperative Extension, via Dave Jackson (many remember Dave from his great webinar a few months back) has released a new fact sheet on the use of basal bark treatments to control undesired hardwoods in woodlots.  Dave reviews the protocols for using basal bark treatments, including the dose and strategy for using the common forest herbicides in basal bark application.  Dave also shares his recent research on how to time treatments to use significantly less chemical…

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Added by Peter Smallidge on March 8, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Restore NY Woodlands Presentations

Several of the presentations being offered through the ForestConnect program relate to the NYFOA Initiative "Restore New York Woodlands."  To aid those who saw the presentation, and those who didn't, I provide here links…

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Added by Peter Smallidge on March 1, 2013 at 6:05pm — No Comments

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Silvopasture Workshop

Started by Alicia Rose in Agroforestry. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn Jan 2. 1 Reply

Silvopasture Workshop https://misanews.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/silvopasture-workshop/August 4-5, 2017La Crescent, MinnesotaThe University of Minnesota Extension,…Continue

Beech Leaf Disease

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Tim Levatich Dec 1, 2017. 3 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

Landowner liability in NY

Started by Tim Levatich in Woodlot Management Nov 26, 2017. 0 Replies

Hi, Everyone.I searched the web for New York State landowner liability and found the document linked below. It looks a little dated but the content might be accurate.…Continue

inaturalist

Started by Alicia Rose in Agroforestry Nov 24, 2017. 0 Replies

Check out www.inaturalist.org Contribute to ScienceEvery observation can contribute to biodiversity science, from the rarest butterfly to the most common backyard weed. We share your findings with scientific…Continue

Buckthorn Baggie

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Woodlot Management. Last reply by John McNerney Nov 8, 2017. 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, 2017. 0 Replies

Tamarack: the unsolved mystery tree…Continue

Landfire

Started by Alicia Rose in Forest Health Oct 27, 2017. 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, 2017. 1 Reply

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

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