Forest Vegetation Management - FVM Network

Cornell's ForestConnect program is facilitating a network of forest vegetation practitioners to identify research needs and collectively build knowledge of safe and effective techniques. This network will focus on vegetation management in forest and woodlot environments using herbicide, mechanical or livestock methods. 

   You can help this network and identify needs by considering what forest vegetation management problems have an imperfect solution? For what plant control would you like additional information about efficacy, costs or profitability?  What prevents you from using a technique that you think might work?  What plant is especially difficult to control?

   You can share your questions and thoughts in one or both of two venues. You can share via an online form at http://bit.ly/FVM-needs . Alternatively, you can also participate in a web meeting on September 20, 2018 at 12:00 – 1:00 PM (longer as needed). This meeting will be full audio and allow participants to share their questions. Free registration, required, for the meeting is here http://bit.ly/FVM-register . This meeting is a discussion, not a technical presentation.

If you want to connect with this network, but don't have any questions at this time, please share your name and email address via the online survey form (the first link above).  This will add you to the database for all future correspondence.

   Updates and summaries for the network and needs assessment can be found by searching for “FVM network” here at http://CornellForestConnect.ning.com . Anyone can view this page; subscription by joining (which is free) is required to post questions or comments.

A pdf of the invitation for this network is HERE.  If you have any questions, please contact Peter Smallidge at pjs23@cornell.edu

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Small acreage logging project

Started by WJ Rodenhouse in Woodlot Management on Wednesday. 0 Replies

A friend asked me what types of protections he should include in agreement with logger when having his 10 acre forest logged. I thought maybe some of you could provide insight. Logger stated Workman's comp wasn't needed in a family business.Thanks!Continue

Western Larch Question

Started by Alex Harmon in Wildlife Management. Last reply by Pamela Dallaire Mar 30. 2 Replies

Would a Western Larch (tree) NOT lose its needles during fall and winter if it was kept indoors? / what causes it to lose its needles(temperature change, change in length of days)? IF YOU KNOW THE ANSWER PLEASE REPLY!!!!!! NOT KNOWING IS KILLING ME!!Continue

How tree diversity affects invasive forest pests

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Mar 27. 1 Reply

A long-standing tenet in forestry is that healthier and more diverse woods are typically more resilient to stress factors and pest.  This holds true in most cases, but there are the notable exceptions like EAB.This article from the "Morning Ag…Continue

480a disqualification after EAB

Started by Bill Pontius in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Bill Pontius Mar 17. 4 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

Renewable Jet Fuel from Woody Biomass

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management Feb 27. 0 Replies

The carbon footprint of air travel is currently being scrutinized in the news.  Here's a renewable energy angle that probably won't be covered in the mainstream media: …Continue

Re wilding landscapes in New York with large mammals

Started by Jonathan Bates in Wildlife Management Feb 25. 0 Replies

Hello folks. Love to chat with you about re-wilding landscapes in NY. Here is a neat video about a successful project in Britain: …Continue

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Beech Leaf Disease

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Jan 29. 4 Replies

This just in...  Would be interested to know if anyone sees this in their woods come spring.http://forestry.ohiodnr.gov/portals/forestry/pdfs/BLDAlert.pdf…Continue

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