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 you will need to know about our company and what services…

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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 to the presentations as downloadable pdf files.  For more information about the…

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

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Beech control with triclopyr versus glyphosate

Started by Peter Smallidge in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn on Wednesday. 3 Replies

[I'm pasting from a recent email thread]Question - I'm working on a couple beech regen and mid story control projects.   I have been using Garlon 4 in oil.   Works good, but sometimes I want it to move through the roots and the Garlon doesn't do…Continue

Norway Spruce stump treatment

Started by Alicia Rose in Woodlot Management Nov 4. 0 Replies

A urea application of a freshly cut Norway spruce stump surface. This treatment has been implemented as a management strategy to prevent the future crop and adjacent trees from Heterobasidion annosum infection. This is not common practice in Welsh…Continue

Why don't evergreens drop their leaves in the fall?

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management Oct 22. 0 Replies

Hmmm, a timely question for the fall foliage season and a lesson that I don't remember being taught at forestry school (though I admit that I may not have been paying attention!) …Continue

Verticillium Wilt

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Jul 9. 0 Replies

Verticillium Wilt - https://mailchi.mp/unl.edu/nebraskas-forest-health-report-july-2019 Symptoms of Verticillium wilt are now becoming apparent in infected trees in…Continue

Silvopasture in Wisconsin: Goals, Challenges, and other Fodder for Thought

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Agroforestry May 9. 0 Replies

Silvopasture in Wisconsin: Goals, Challenges, and other Fodder for ThoughtWednesday, May 29, 2019 at 11:00am (CDT)Diane MayerfeldSustainable Agriculture Coordinator, UW-Extension, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) -…Continue

Small acreage logging project

Started by WJ Rodenhouse in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Lew Ward Apr 22. 1 Reply

A friend asked me what types of protections he should include in agreement with logger when having his 10 acre forest logged. I thought maybe some of you could provide insight. Logger stated Workman's comp wasn't needed in a family business.Thanks!Continue

Western Larch Question

Started by Alex Harmon in Wildlife Management. Last reply by Pamela Dallaire Mar 30. 2 Replies

Would a Western Larch (tree) NOT lose its needles during fall and winter if it was kept indoors? / what causes it to lose its needles(temperature change, change in length of days)? IF YOU KNOW THE ANSWER PLEASE REPLY!!!!!! NOT KNOWING IS KILLING ME!!Continue

How tree diversity affects invasive forest pests

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Mar 27. 1 Reply

A long-standing tenet in forestry is that healthier and more diverse woods are typically more resilient to stress factors and pest.  This holds true in most cases, but there are the notable exceptions like EAB.This article from the "Morning Ag…Continue

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