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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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Gypsy Moth (aka Spongy Moth) spray control in priority areas by DEC

A partial answer to a frequently asked question of recent months - what, if anything, is the DEC planning to do...DEC Announces Aerial Treatment for Spongy Moth in Six High Priority Forest AreasAerial Treatment Taking Place Through Approximately May 31New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced that DEC will be conducting aerial treatments for the invasive pest spongy moth (formerly known as gypsy moth) in six high priority forests in…See More
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Brett Chedzoy posted a discussion

Audubon NY "Bird Friendly" webinars organized by the SFL Chapter of NYFOA

Well over 200 registered for the March and April webinars presented by Zach Boerman and Suzanne Treyger of Audubon NY - showing that perhaps good forestry really is for the birds!For those of you who would like to watch or re-watch the webinars, the recordings are available here:Bird-friendly maple with Zach Boerman of Audubon NY The first of a two-part webinar series…See More
May 17
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"Is this a fair thing to post?  I am looking for a part-time tree farm worker for Spring, Summer & Fall '22.  I pay fair wages with benefits and can add to work with landscaping for several neighbors, making the job full time if a…"
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Extreme Weather Forestry BMPs

Today's (20april2022) ForestConnect webinar was by Steve Roberge of UNH, NH state extension forester.  Steve was presenting from work done at UNH about tactics that loggers and foresters use, voluntarily, to stabilize their logging site and ensure they can continue to access and work their job during extreme weather events. Winters are often without snow or freezing and ground conditions might limit production. This…See More
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Extreme Weather Forestry BMPs

Posted by Peter Smallidge on April 20, 2022 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

Today's (20april2022) ForestConnect webinar was by Steve Roberge of UNH, NH state extension forester.  Steve was presenting from work done at UNH about tactics that loggers and foresters use, voluntarily, to stabilize their logging site and ensure they can continue to access and work their job during extreme weather events. Winters are often without snow or freezing and ground conditions might limit production. This…

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Maple Sap Runs On Gas

Posted by Paul J Hetzler on March 19, 2022 at 6:54am 0 Comments

Some foods give us gas, but gas is what ultimately gives us maple syrup. If not for gas bubbles in the wood, sap wouldn’t flow. Who knew maple trees were CO2 powered?

A mere two decades ago, arborists were at a loss to explain what caused maple sap run. We'd typically mumble something about transpirational vacuum in the canopy before changing the subject. Everyone knows sap runs when warm days follow freezing nights. But it wasn’t until recently that the mechanism behind…

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Think Spring, Think Tree Planting

Posted by Paul J Hetzler on February 16, 2022 at 3:21pm 0 Comments

Looking for a way to enhance property value, save energy costs, boost mental health, and help the planet in one simple, low-cost step? Yeah, me too. Let me know if you think of something.

Seriously, though, a few well-placed trees in one’s yard typically add at least 5% to a property’s value. Having large older specimens (of trees, I mean) around the house can push that figure close to 20%. In terms of energy savings, deciduous trees on the southern and western sides of a house tend…

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More about Beech Control

Posted by Paul J Hetzler on January 17, 2022 at 12:18pm 0 Comments

Beech Gone Wild: Raging Hormones

The American beech (Fagus grandifolia) has been slowly dying out for the last 140 years. As a result, beech saplings have overrun many woodlots, making them less diverse, less vigorous, and less valuable.

That’s right – beech decline has led to a beech proliferation so extreme that in some places they are a barrier to forest regeneration. I’d call this an oxymoron, but don’t want to insult the bovine community. Strategies do exist to…

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Gypsy Moth (aka Spongy Moth) spray control in priority areas by DEC

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management on Tuesday. 0 Replies

A partial answer to a frequently asked question of recent months - what, if anything, is the DEC planning to do...DEC Announces Aerial Treatment for Spongy Moth in Six High Priority Forest AreasAerial Treatment Taking Place Through Approximately May…Continue

Audubon NY "Bird Friendly" webinars organized by the SFL Chapter of NYFOA

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management May 17. 0 Replies

Well over 200 registered for the March and April webinars presented by Zach Boerman and Suzanne Treyger of Audubon NY - showing that perhaps good forestry really is for the birds!For those of you who would like to watch or re-watch the webinars, the…Continue

Wand for applying herbicide to cut stems

Started by Freyda Lynn (Black) in Woodlot Management Apr 8. 0 Replies

I found an ingenious tool for applying herbicide for cut and paint. It is made by a volunteer prairie group in MI but no longer shipped. I am including a link to their page describing its use and with photos.  It appears to be made of standard pvc…Continue

micorrhiza

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management Mar 16. 0 Replies

Peter,I have been hearing a lot about mycorrhizae.  Much has raised  many questions.How  can one make mycorrhisae  either for an addition to planting or for later addition to an older plantation and also for gardening.How does it  interconnect with…Continue

Wildfire Risk

Started by John Kontrabecki in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Kim Slezak, CF Feb 16. 1 Reply

We own a 60-acre eucalyptus forest in Pacifica, CA, just south of San Francisco.  Can anyone recommend a forestry consultant to prepare a wildfire risk assessment and mitigation plan?  California has suffered from large wildfires for the past two…Continue

Agroforester Job Posting - 1/9/22

Started by Katie Commender in Agroforestry Dec 16, 2021. 0 Replies

Greetings,Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) is searching for an Agroforester to join our team! This new position will focus on alley cropping and silvopasture, and will be responsible for co-developing agroforestry trainings for natural…Continue

Spotted lantern fly in maple stands - effects?

Started by Tim Levatich in Forest Health Sep 9, 2021. 0 Replies

Hi, All.I've been reading brief mentions that spotted lantern fly "likes maple". I'm wondering if there is any experience so far with what happens to a forest that has a heavy proportion of maple composition and is hit with a SLF infestation. Our…Continue

Tags: grapes, orchard, fruit, slf, lantern

Hypo-hatchet

Started by Mike Blasko in Woodlot Management Jul 28, 2021. 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

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