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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Oldest Flowering Tree in North Americal

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Oct 2. 0 Replies

Fossil of Oldest Flowering Tree in North America Discovered. And It Was Huge. -- https://www.livescience.com/63719-flowering-tree-fossil-cretaceous.htmlContinue

Slash and squirt control of Ailanthus

Started by Mark Horberg in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Peter Smallidge Sep 23. 5 Replies

I have 20-30 ailanthus trees on my property in the 4-6 inch diameter range.  What specific herbicide and concentration should I use for slash and squirt?  Can you recommend a place where it can be purchased in small quantities?  Thanks. Continue

inaturalist

Started by Alicia Rose in Agroforestry. Last reply by Linda Rohleder Sep 22. 1 Reply

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

IPhone surveys

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Linda Rohleder Sep 22. 1 Reply

Smart phones have GPS.  Has anyone figured out how to use them for mapping wooded land.  I am especially interested in a way to map  my logging trails. Jim MartinContinue

Agroforestry

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Agroforestry Aug 11. 0 Replies

Agroforestry can increase soil health, agroecosystem biodiversity, soil and total organic carbon, nectar/pollen/resin resources, reduces soil disturbance, increasing opportunities for agroforestry can reduce economic and ecosystem risksContinue

Urban Forestry Presentation Link

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health May 24. 0 Replies

Urban Forestry Presentation Link ---- …Continue

Stone Walls

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management May 14. 0 Replies

One of my first "real" jobs in forestry in the mid-1990's was in southern New England.  Although I had seen some stone walls here and there growing up in NY, I had never seen stone walls like those of coastal New England.  I remember one property on…Continue

Do Trees Talk to each other? See Video

Started by Alicia Rose in Forest Health Apr 24. 0 Replies

Suzanne Simard: How trees talk to each other | TED TalkVideo for How trees communicate with each other▶ 18:19https://www.ted.com/.../suzanne_simard_how_trees_talk_to_each_…Continue

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