The 2020 webinar season started and ended with presentations about pollinators.
I'll add to this blog over the next few days. Check back as I gather more information to share.
The February webinar was by Dr. Sheldon Owen of West Virginia University. The archive is linked here.
Habitat needs and management for the Monarch…Continue
Added by Peter Smallidge on December 16, 2020 at 2:00pm — No Comments
There is no shortage of evidence to document that deer negatively impact the forest
regeneration process. A presentation on 12/8/2020 for Penn State University Cooperative Extension addressed the basic strategies to limit deer impacts and some tactics within the deer exclusion strategy.
Slides 2 and 3 include several resources that relate to the topic, include links to scientific papers that are publicly accessible.
The presentation here as a pdf. …Continue
Added by Peter Smallidge on December 8, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments
Pining for the Good Old Days
Children around the globe will be disappointed on Christmas if the World Health Organization doesn’t exempt Santa from COVID-19 restrictions. But I’m sure they will. Due to the pandemic, many authorities advise that we celebrate in our respective households this year; no visitors. Yikes! Looks like we’ll have to rely on past memories for the holidays in 2020, which is bad news for those of us who can’t keep track of our car keys for two…Continue
Added by Paul J Hetzler on December 7, 2020 at 3:04pm — No Comments
Messengers, Not Miscreants
If you get bad news about one of your trees, kindly don’t blame the messenger. Even if – especially if – they vandalize that very tree. It could save a lot of trouble, and possibly your life, to heed their memo.
Although it’s captivating to watch a big prehistoric-looking woodpecker chisel away at a rotten snag in the forest, the same performance loses its charm when it jack-hammers a hole in your perfectly good tree. The thing is, no matter how…Continue
Added by Paul J Hetzler on December 7, 2020 at 2:58pm — No Comments
With the close of 2020, and the 4th year of the sugarbush thinning project at
Cornell's Arnot Forest, I preparing for a variety of "maple schools" that will happen. With the pressures of covid, most of these will be online.
Some people will benefit from a printed copy of my presentation, which I share here. I'll make updates as necessary.
Link to the most current version of the sugarbush thinning presentation.
(full slides) …Continue
Added by Peter Smallidge on December 7, 2020 at 11:29am — No Comments