Peter Smallidge's Blog – January 2012 Archive (5)

Best Practices for Timber Production (webinar details and more)

Many woodlot owners and maple producers are interested in better sawtimber production from their land.  Ten core best practices will help maple producers or woodland owners improve the volume and value of timber on their property.  Participants will learn about principles and strategies related to topics such as: why fast growth is important, the role of foresters and loggers, avoiding high-grading, protecting against…

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Added by Peter Smallidge on January 18, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Links to woodlot / sugarbush management webinars during NY Maple Conference

At the biggest maple producer conference in North America, the NYS Maple Producers Association Winter meeting at the Veron Verona Sherill School, the woodlot/sugarbush management seminars were recorded as webinars to make them available to a broader audience.  This was a bit of an experiment, and we learned a few tricks, but also have something to share.

Following are the titles, links to the recording, and bit of a terse…

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Added by Peter Smallidge on January 13, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The value of forests

The National Association of State Foresters, a group that supports the efforts of the state agency foresters throughout the country, conducted a survey of voters in 2011, the International Year of the Forest.  As reported in this article, there are some interesting economic impacts of forests:

"In a struggling economy, we can…

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Added by Peter Smallidge on January 3, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Private forest taxation policy position - Society of American Foresters

The Society of American Foresters (SAF) has reissued its position statement on the taxation of private lands.  In NY, land taxes hover at the top of the list of concerns held by private forest owners.  The full SAF position is here, and the summary position is pasted below.

From the SAF eforester website

The Society of American Foresters (SAF) believes federal…

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Added by Peter Smallidge on January 2, 2012 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Private Forests - A World View

Although this blog is generally geared towards the sustainable management of private forests/woodlands in the Northeast, this recent article on how private forests are managed in other countries caught my attention.  I think it offers some interesting perspectives on the utilization of these forests, all of which support societal needs and typically at some cost to the owner.  For example:

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Added by Peter Smallidge on January 2, 2012 at 11:34am — No Comments

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New film & resources to help YOU save forests!

Started by Lew Ward in Woodlot Management 19 hours ago. 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. 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. 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

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

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