Lewis E. Ward's Blog (8)

They Feast on the Vines of Chianti, the Swine

Somewhat related to the deer problem we have in our forests. Who knew that Italy was facing a similar problem with deer and boars? http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/08/world/europe/italy-tuscany-chianti-wine.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0

Added by Lewis E. Ward on March 8, 2016 at 8:52pm — No Comments

Swedish traditional agroforestry! Shifting Agriculture

Swedish traditional agroforestry!
'Shifting cultivation
Shifting cultivation Duration 36 min 47 sec. Nm No. 42. Movie recorded for the Nordic Museum. The film was busy under the management of Ola Bannbers. Photo Gustaf Boge, Ragnar Westfelt.'  
https://youtu.be/0S7LTbJ-ErQ

Added by Lewis E. Ward on February 5, 2016 at 11:36pm — No Comments

Fungus kills Lyme disease-carrying ticks-Metarhizium anisopliae

New research. Efficacy? Cost per unit and efficacy is this viable? How quickly are the new lyme carrying tcks reestablished?

http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Fungus-kills-Lyme-disease-carrying-ticks-3379407.php…

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Added by Lewis E. Ward on January 14, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

DEC’s Public Engagement Pilot Project (for deer management)

  The NYS DEC is hosting a webinar on Deer Management. You may participate online or attend the season at one of the listed locations.

We've heard from deer hunters that they don't see the deer when they are out hunting, part of the problem this year is that it was warm and the deer went nocturnal along with the full moon. Deer tend not to move in warm weather during the day after gun season starts. We here from a few citizens that they still expect to see more deer while…

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Added by Lewis E. Ward on January 14, 2016 at 4:25pm — No Comments

1st International Birch Sap & Syrup Conference

1st International Birch Sap & Syrup Conference

June 12-14, 2015 at Paul Smiths College in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. The main purpose of the conference is to bring together many people who are currently producing birch sap and syrup products to network with each other, share ideas, and learn about the latest research and developments in this growing industry. It is also intended for sugar makers who have birch trees and are considering adding birch syrup…

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Added by Lewis E. Ward on March 17, 2015 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Forum

480a disqualification after EAB

Started by Bill Pontius in Woodlot Management Jan 4. 0 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

controlling beech

Started by robert dalbo in Woodlot Management. Last reply by robert dalbo Dec 11, 2018. 2 Replies

I have a section on my property approximately 5 acres with mature oak and maples 18 to 20 inches, well spaced, but the understory is a combination of beech and ferns. I have cut some beech and sprayed some the ferns with mediocre success. I do not…Continue

New film & resources to help YOU save forests!

Started by Lew Ward in Woodlot Management Nov 19, 2018. 0 Replies

'New film & resources to help YOU save forests!A new, short, animated (and…Continue

Tags: Management, Growth, Old

IPhone surveys

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Jim Martin Oct 27, 2018. 2 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

Oldest Flowering Tree in North Americal

Started by Carl DuPoldt in Forest Health Oct 2, 2018. 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, 2018. 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

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