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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Deer stand damage help

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn Dec 27, 2020. 1 Reply

My son left his deer stands up for 3 years and the screw in metal foot pegs have been partially encased in the bark. Has anyone advice about how to extricate them with minimal injury to the trees?Continue

Changes in Emeral Ash Borer Regs

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management Dec 16, 2020. 0 Replies

New year, new approach.  USDA ending quarantine efforts on EAB:https://www.morningagclips.com/aphis-changes-approach-to-fight-emerald-ash-borer-eab/  Continue

IPhone surveys

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management. Last reply by John McNerney Dec 14, 2020. 8 Replies

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

Striped maple control

Started by WJ Rodenhouse in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Gerry Hawkes Dec 13, 2020. 3 Replies

Looking for way to control large volume of striped maple and witch hazel. Both are interfering with growth of oak seedlings. Cut/treat stump? Hack and squirt? if so what chemical for either of these? Best time of year to treat?Best time of year to…Continue

How long do brush cutter blades work?

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Gerry Hawkes Dec 11, 2020. 5 Replies

I dunno maybe it's because time flies when it's multiflora rose and buckthorns that are getting whacked. It seems that these blades are needing retirement after 8 or so hours.   Is this typical for this type of material. WIde range of material but…Continue

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Paulownia: Is this a tree for NYS?

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Agroforestry Dec 3, 2020. 0 Replies

I have stumbled across some descriptions of Paulownia trees (Empress, Princess).  It is described as marketable, fast growing (sequesters carbon quickly), not fussy about soils, relatively pest free. Does anyone here have first hand experience with…Continue

Saving the American Chestnut

Started by Stephen Kutney in Woodlot Management Aug 24, 2020. 0 Replies

Below is a message from the American Chestnut Foundation on the deregulation of the Darling 58 blight-resistant American chestnut.SteveThe 60-day public comment period is now open and will remain open until Monday, October 19, 2020. Here are two…Continue

Forester recommendations?

Started by Roger Rodriguez in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Kelly Nywening Jul 15, 2020. 1 Reply

We are new to forestry ownership and need some advice. We would like to be good stewards of the property and also provide occasional profit of some kind, especially to offset the taxes we pay on the property. I was thinking tree farming (?) as a…Continue

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