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Created by Peter Smallidge Oct 5, 2011 at 2:16pm. Last updated by Peter Smallidge Jan 6, 2014.

 

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Mike Blasko posted a discussion

Hypo-hatchet

I just got a hypo-hatchet to use for beech hack and squirt treatments. The manufacturer states to only use with Amine herbicides only. Is glyphosate an Amine or Ester herbicide?See More
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Peter Smallidge replied to Jim Martin's discussion IPhone surveys
"I'm seeing this question has resurfaced. Just to give a heads-up, I've scheduled two webinars (Sept and Nov 2021) to cover some landowner-friendly GPS, GIS and Google Earth Pro options. Presenters are Soil and Water Conservation District…"
Jul 13
Michael Dirac replied to Roger Rodriguez's discussion Forester recommendations?
"hi Kelly, do you work in Rensselaer County?"
Jul 10
Michael Dirac liked Katelyn Parsons's event Woodlot Management Webinar on May 11 at 7:30 pm
Jul 10
John McNerney replied to Jim Martin's discussion IPhone surveys
"Gaia GPS has online help: a getting started video, and tutorials on various subjects. Click the "?" in the lower left corner of the map that pops up when you launch it. OnX Hunt has similar, but it's been a while since I've been…"
Jun 23
Jim Martin posted a discussion

succession after a pine plantation

About 1982 I planted 8000 white pine in a former pasture on the advice of my ex-forester with an OK from the DEC. They got badly weeviled.  I thinned   every third row  and  later also   hit  the most damaged ones which were left.  I hoped to favor the few that were halfway good and a the same time expected regeneration of hardwoods and and pine  that would avoid the weevils because of the protection of the older ones` shading. The white pines in the adjacent woods are not affected by the…See More
Jun 23
Jim Martin replied to Jim Martin's discussion IPhone surveys
"Thanks guys.  It seems all the info needed is now here.  My problem is understanding it.  I am not that good at computer/cell phone use. The local library computer guy was not able to help me much, either.      It…"
Jun 23

Blog Posts

Gypsy Moths

Posted by Paul J Hetzler on May 17, 2021 at 7:54pm 0 Comments

Like a B-grade horror film sequel, the aliens have awakened once again. Perhaps we felt a glimmer of hope at the end of the 2020 version when an entire generation of ruthless monsters died off in droves and left us in peace. But remember that closing shot of their disgusting, furry egg-mass blobs cleverly hidden out of sight? Well they’re hatching now.

If you missed last year’s gypsy moth performance, you have a better chance of catching it this season. Unfortunately. Based on…

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Information about Gypsy Moth Outbreaks and Management Options for Woodland and Residential Properties

Posted by Laura Bailey on April 20, 2021 at 1:38pm 0 Comments

Over the past 2 years, many counties across NYS have experienced gypsy moth outbreaks and based on the density of egg masses recorded in some areas of the state, it might very well be another high population year. Calls and emails have already started coming in from concerned individuals who experienced tree defoliation last year or have noticed egg masses lining the branches of their trees. Over the weekend, I was weeding along the side of my house and thought I saw ants crawling along the…

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Garlic Mustard Management

Posted by Paul J Hetzler on April 16, 2021 at 8:13am 0 Comments

Do Nothing about Invasive Plants

Paul Hetzler, ISA Ceritfied Arborist

Until recently, ignoring problems in hopes they’ll go away hasn’t served me well. However, a decade-long study done by Cornell University researchers has clearly shown that avoidance is the best way to manage garlic mustard (Allaria petiolata), a pernicious exotic plant. Evidently I’ve been doing a great job in the fight against this aggressive and troublesome invader.

Native to most of Europe…

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Tips for Winter Tree ID

Posted by Paul J Hetzler on March 9, 2021 at 6:57pm 0 Comments

Tree Buds: Honest Friends

How to distinguish one leaf-bereft hardwood from another in winter is more of a challenge than summer tree ID, but there are practical reasons – and a few offbeat incentives – to tell one species from another in the dormant season. Hikers and skiers can benefit from such a skill, and in survival situations, hydration and warmth may depend on it. And if you’re among those who adore wintertime camping, you can have more fun when you know common woody…

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Forum

Hypo-hatchet

Started by Mike Blasko in Woodlot Management yesterday. 0 Replies

I just got a hypo-hatchet to use for beech hack and squirt treatments. The manufacturer states to only use with Amine herbicides only. Is glyphosate an Amine or Ester herbicide?Continue

IPhone surveys

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Peter Smallidge Jul 13. 13 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

Forester recommendations?

Started by Roger Rodriguez in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Michael Dirac Jul 10. 2 Replies

We are new to forestry ownership and need some advice. We would like to be good stewards of the property and also provide occasional profit of some kind, especially to offset the taxes we pay on the property. I was thinking tree farming (?) as a…Continue

succession after a pine plantation

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management Jun 23. 0 Replies

About 1982 I planted 8000 white pine in a former pasture on the advice of my ex-forester with an OK from the DEC. They got badly weeviled.  I thinned   every third row  and  later also   hit  the most damaged ones which were left.  I hoped to favor…Continue

Hemlock

Started by Chaz U. Farly in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Jim Martin Jun 23. 2 Replies

Is there a reason the State of New York stopped selling hemlock seedlings? I'd made up my mind that I'd like to plant a hundred, maybe more, for my grandsons to enjoy, but find no source. Continue

How long do brush cutter blades work?

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn May 19. 8 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

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Deer stand damage help

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Steve Johnstonbaugh Apr 23. 2 Replies

My son left his deer stands up for 3 years and the screw in metal foot pegs have been partially encased in the bark. Has anyone advice about how to extricate them with minimal injury to the trees?Continue

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