Lew Ward's Blog (12)

Managing Forest Landscapes Integrating climate mitigation with healthy air, clean water, and vibrant economies

A Cornell blog site that has information that may be helpful

http://blogs.cornell.edu/woodbury/forest/

Added by Lew Ward on April 15, 2020 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Restoring forests may be one of our most powerful weapons in fighting climate change

  A particularly insightful article that introduces us to the complexity of the science of forestry, climate change, and carbon sequestration. Few articles integrate the the numerous studies that seemingly contradict each other, but I think we need more integrative science for an accurate assessment of the current situation. …

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Added by Lew Ward on October 13, 2019 at 9:52am — No Comments

Invasives decreasing carbon stored in US forests

"In addition to cleaning the air and water, forests hold a tremendous amount of sequestered carbon. When trees die and then decay on the forest floor, that carbon is released into the atmosphere, a phenomenon that is one of the drivers of climate change. A first-of-its-kind study by a team that included the United States Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service and Purdue University scientists finds that non-native invasive insects and diseases are reducing the amount of…

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Added by Lew Ward on September 20, 2019 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Scientists are finding that forests aren’t as good at fighting climate change as we thought.

Hardly as drastic as the headline would make you think. More like fine tuning and the results really only applicable for Northern hardwoods such as the beech, sugar maples and yellow birch.---LEW…


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Added by Lew Ward on September 19, 2019 at 8:15am — No Comments

The role of sustainably managed forests in climate change mitigation.

The role of sustainably managed forests in climate change mitigation.

Steven Ruddell R. Sampson Matt Smith R. Giffen James Cathcart John Hagan Daniel Sosland John Godbee John Heissenbuttel Stephen Lovett ... Show more

Journal of Forestry, Volume 105, Issue 6, September 2007, Pages 314–319, https://doi.org/10.1093/jof/105.6.314

Published: 01 September 2007

See the pdf in the link.

An early paper on managing forests for…

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Added by Lew Ward on July 5, 2019 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Developing an Understanding of Carbon Sequestration

Grown in Britain support for Committee on Climate Change Report

"The report recommends:

• Afforestation of around 30,000 hectares per year (increasing woodland cover from the current 13% of UK land area to 17%), combining this with an increase in active woodland management, increases the net forestry…

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Added by Lew Ward on May 26, 2019 at 10:18am — No Comments

A New Silent Spring: Where Are the Turkeys?

A New Silent Spring: Where Are the Turkeys?

"That habitat is declining, including on our national forests. The acreage of timber harvested on federal land has fallen dramatically in the last 30 years, thanks mostly to environmentalists. The mere mention of cutting a tree in a national forest is often met with a lawsuit, even though timber harvest ultimately results in outstanding wildlife habitat. Even private landowners are cutting fewer trees.

Those that do often replace…

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Added by Lew Ward on May 6, 2019 at 8:47am — No Comments

Geographical Sciences researchers develop new system to map MD forests’ potential to store carbon in the future

Geographical Sciences researchers develop new system to map MD forests’ potential to store carbon in the future

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Added by Lew Ward on April 22, 2019 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Developing an understanding of Carbon Sequestration-Northeastern Woodlands

Developing an Understanding of Carbon Sequestration-Northeastern Woodlands

It was suggested by Brett Chedzoy that I develop a blog on the issue of carbon sequestration as it applied to forests and forest management decisions. Much of the emerging forestry science on the subject is counter-intuitive and perhaps that is what leads to the confusion. The other confusing issues are  that carbon production/release, carbon sequestration, and climate change are…

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Added by Lew Ward on April 9, 2019 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Developing an understanding of Carbon Sequestration-Northeastern Woodlands

Carbon sequestration: Managing forests in uncertain times. Valentin Bellassen & Sebastiaan Luyssaert…

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Added by Lew Ward on April 9, 2019 at 2:30pm — No Comments

New Smithsonian Study Links Declines in Suburban Backyard Birds to Presence of Nonnative Plants

https://nationalzoo.si.edu/news/new-smithsonian-study-links-declines-suburban-backyard-birds-presence-nonnative-plants?fbclid=IwAR0v_un3xd1Bl3QBF0sIxrJ0tcTtkIgjkTOMdaIQSGGn3e_pH_KGWyChQCw

Added by Lew Ward on November 17, 2018 at 7:57pm — No Comments

4 Things You Didn't Know About Garlic Mustard  YouTube

4 Things You Didn't Know About Garlic Mustard 

Decline of Garlic Mustard  @ 5:14

The reason Garlic Mustard is so successful-deer  @7:18

Added by Lew Ward on January 12, 2018 at 12:44am — No Comments

Forum

How long do brush cutter blades work?

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management 21 hours ago. 0 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

Tags: cutter, brush

Nitrogen fixing bacteria for Alder trees

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn on Friday. 7 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

Seeking advice on controlling oriental bittersweet

Started by Kristen Whitbeck in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Lew Ward Apr 15. 2 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 Apr 7. 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

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

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