November 2012 Blog Posts (4)

Timber Harvesting - Working with Foresters and Loggers

Woodlot owners who are interested in harvesting trees will want to work with carefully chosen foresters and loggers.  Many good foresters and loggers are available, and they can help owners accomplish their ownership objectives.  Laurel Gailor of CCE Warren offered a webinar on this topic on November 21, 2012.  Links and attached files are available here.

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Added by Peter Smallidge on November 21, 2012 at 5:37pm — 1 Comment

Adirondacks - Private lands become public

For those with interest in the public/private land transfer debate, or in the use of lands in the NY Adirondack Park, this will be of interest. Lands originally owned by Finch-Pruyn were sold several years ago to the Nature Conservancy and remained managed forest land. As the lands move into state ownership, if they are within the Adirondack Park boundary (AKA "the blue line") they will become forever wild. This linked article below suggests there are (which I don't doubt) some aesthetically… Continue

Added by Peter Smallidge on November 19, 2012 at 7:42pm — No Comments

Forests as carbon sinks

For those of you tracking the conversation about the role of forests as a carbon sink, here is a recent post addressing the IUFRO's anticipated list of non-negotiable thresholds. Basically, forests need to consider biodiversity and local people/communities, not just maximize carbon sequestration. Link is here.…

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Added by Peter Smallidge on November 19, 2012 at 7:34pm — No Comments

Woodland owners of Britain

I thought a discussion of woodland owners in G.B. was interesting (here).  The article give a brief profile of a few owners, why they bought their land, what they plan, and the arrangements of ownership. It seems there is some concern in that region about a fungus that is killing the ash trees, which they call "ash decline."  This seems to be different from what we know as "ash decline" in…

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Added by Peter Smallidge on November 11, 2012 at 8:11am — 1 Comment

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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

480a disqualification after EAB

Started by Bill Pontius in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Bill Pontius Mar 17. 4 Replies

Here's a hypothetical question (hopefully). If an ash stand no longer has sufficient density to qualify for the 480a program following ash borer invasion, and if that stand is necessary for having more than 50 acres for the program, what happens?…Continue

Renewable Jet Fuel from Woody Biomass

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management Feb 27. 0 Replies

The carbon footprint of air travel is currently being scrutinized in the news.  Here's a renewable energy angle that probably won't be covered in the mainstream media: …Continue

Re wilding landscapes in New York with large mammals

Started by Jonathan Bates in Wildlife Management Feb 25. 0 Replies

Hello folks. Love to chat with you about re-wilding landscapes in NY. Here is a neat video about a successful project in Britain: …Continue

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