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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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Elizabeth Comstock is now a member of CornellForestConnect
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Agroforestry Workshop: Introducing Forest Farming and Silvopasture to the Small Farms Community at Virtural

November 10, 2021 from 1pm to 3pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Oswego County will be hosting a free online workshop through Zoom on Wednesday, November 10th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. This workshop will explore some of the different ways the small farms community can develop greater resilience by adopting agroforestry practices. This workshop will give a broad overview of agroforestry with special attention focusing on forest farming and silvopasture. Forest Farming is the cultivation of high-value, non-timber forest…See More
Sep 29
Profile IconJoshua Vrooman, Eleni Jousma, Tyler J. Fisk and 2 more joined CornellForestConnect
Sep 29
Peter Smallidge updated an event

Restoring Ecological and Productive Function to Woodlands – a Field Practicum at Arnot Teaching and Research Forest

September 30, 2021 from 8am to 4:30pm
Restoring Ecological and Productive Function to Woodlands – a Field PracticumWe will see some of the original slash walls (5 growing seasons of protected seedlings), an oak dominated stand with 2 growing seasons in-side the slash wall, and a newly started project with active logging, weather permitting (bring your hard hat).  We will have a demonstration and discussion of the use of terrestrial LIDAR systems during lunch. Registration deadline is Monday 9/27; space limited, first come first…See More
Sep 24
Profile IconTimothy B Cassidy, Jill Rahn and Adam Wild joined CornellForestConnect
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Patrik Schumann updated their profile
Sep 17
Peter Smallidge posted a blog post

GPS and GIS - for the rest of us

- check back for details on the webinars 15 sept 2021 and 17 nov 2021Garmin GLO 2 ;See More
Sep 15
Profile IconDonn Downey and Laurie Cleveland joined CornellForestConnect
Sep 14

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GPS and GIS - for the rest of us

Posted by Peter Smallidge on September 15, 2021 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

- check back for details on the webinars 15 sept 2021 and 17 nov 2021

Garmin GLO 2 ;


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

Painting Our Way Out of a Corner

It’s normal to tune out all the Chicken Littles (such as yours truly) who run around squawking about this or that invasive forest pest or disease that pose a threat to trees. I mean, how many times can the sky fall, anyway? But the real danger is when we feel so overwhelmed that we throw up our hands. Thinking we can’t make a difference could result in more harm to forests than the pests themselves.

There’s a pithy fable about a child who…


Firewood 4 Charity Work Schedule

Posted by Dave Keebler on June 15, 2021 at 9:47am 0 Comments

The NYFOA WFL Chapter Firewood4Charity (F4C) imitative held the second work session of this year on Saturday, June 12. Four face cords were readied for participating Rotary Clubs to pick up and deliver in the Fall. Twenty five face cords were donated to the Rotary last year. The wood is sold and the proceeds are donated to Rotary Camp Onseyawa on the shore of Seneca Lake. The next sessions will be Saturday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 28. At this time we restrict volunteers to only those that… Continue

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…



Spotted lantern fly in maple stands - effects?

Started by Tim Levatich in Forest Health Sep 9. 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


Started by Mike Blasko in Woodlot Management Jul 28. 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


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

Tags: cutter, brush



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