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

Forum

Seeking advice on controlling oriental bittersweet

Started by Kristen Whitbeck in Woodlot Management 19 hours ago. 0 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

Tags: bittersweet, Oriental

Are Gall's a reason to cull Hickory trees?

Started by Thomas Wilson in Forest Health. Last reply by Ron Goodger on Tuesday. 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

Nitrogen fixing bacteria for Alder trees

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by chris S Jan 11. 5 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

Beech control with triclopyr versus glyphosate

Started by Peter Smallidge in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn Nov 20, 2019. 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, 2019. 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

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