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Beech control with triclopyr versus glyphosate

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn Nov 20, 2019. 3 Replies

[I'm pasting from a recent email thread]Question - I'm working on a couple beech regen and mid story control projects.   I have been using Garlon 4 in oil.   Works good, but sometimes I want it to…Continue

Is this Dutch Elm Disease?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Kutney Jul 20, 2016. 3 Replies

[Submitted by Stephen Kutney]This is a picture of one of four Princeton Elms that I planted. The Princeton Elm is said to be highly resistant to Dutch Elm disease. Can anyone tell me if this id Dutch…Continue

beech cut-stump and movement to other species?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy May 25, 2016. 8 Replies

I received an email with the following question, and my response...below.  If you have experiences with cut-stump on beech (or other species that root sucker), please share your story and…Continue

Tags: stumping, glyphosate, high, triclopyr, management

Goats in the Woods

Started Dec 10, 2015 0 Replies

The goats in the woods project was an effort to (1) assess the impact of goats on mature timber and (2) determine how woodland grazing might benefit goat producers.Are you a candidate (…Continue

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Haven Colgate commented on Peter Smallidge's blog post Woods and Park Restoration Hastings-on-Hudson_bids_welcomed
"p.s. Anyone with questions is welcome to contact me at conservationcommission@hastingsgov.org, or visit our village website or hastingsgreen.org for more info (and local flavor!). Hillside Woods is a beloved and degraded urban park 12…"
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"Thanks Peter - I've not posted here before and you did a much better job than I could!! Best,Haven"
Aug 3, 2022
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Woods and Park Restoration Hastings-on-Hudson_bids_welcomed

(I haven't seen this type of project before, and thought it interesting and worth sharing here.  See contacts below if you have questions. Peter)The Village of Hastings on Hudson herby invites the submission of proposals for:email for information:  Aaron Podhurst <apodhurst@hastingsgov.org> Hillside Woods and Park Restoration Project Management and Other Landscaping and Horticultural Services: Village of Hastings-on-Hudson Proposals will be received until 10:00 A.M. on: Date  August 26,…See More
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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
Apr 20, 2022
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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, 2021
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GPS and GIS - for the rest of us

- check back for details on the webinars 15 sept 2021 and 17 nov 2021Garmin GLO 2 https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/645104 ;See More
Sep 15, 2021
Peter Smallidge posted 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 13, 2021
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, 2021
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Webinar - the science of forest carbon sequestration at Cornell CALS webinar

June 4, 2021 from 3pm to 4pm
WEBINARThe Science Behind Forest Carbon Sequestration: Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Friday June 4, 20213:00 to 4:00 PM (eastern)This webinar will review the current science on forest carbon sequestration, a nature-based way to provide positive solutions to solving our climate crisis. Participants will better understand New York state forest history and the influence of forestry management and regeneration practices on forest carbon sequestration.  Presenters have a programmatic…See More
Jun 3, 2021
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Webinar - the science of forest carbon sequestration at Cornell CALS webinar

June 4, 2021 from 3pm to 4pm
WEBINARThe Science Behind Forest Carbon Sequestration: Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Friday June 4, 20213:00 to 4:00 PM (eastern)This webinar will review the current science on forest carbon sequestration, a nature-based way to provide positive solutions to solving our climate crisis. Participants will better understand New York state forest history and the influence of forestry management and regeneration practices on forest carbon sequestration.  Presenters have a programmatic…See More
Jun 3, 2021
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SWCD 2021 Ecological Function, Production & Restoration

On March 11, 2021 we had the pleasure of working with colleagues from Yale School of Forestry (Dr. Joe Orefice) and a private consultant (Jeff Jourdain) to zoom with natural resource professional of the NY Soil and Water Conservation District Annual meeting.  The session we offered was titled "Restoring Ecological Function and Production to Woodlands." This blog is our way to share documents mentioned during that training or otherwise of interest to participants and practitioners in…See More
Mar 2, 2021
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Dec 16, 2020
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Woodland Pollinators

The 2020 webinar season started and ended with presentations about pollinators. I'll add to this blog over the next few days. Check back as I gather more information to share.The February webinar was by Dr. Sheldon Owen of West Virginia University. The archive is linked here.Habitat needs and management for the Monarch ButterflyThe monarch butterfly is one of the most iconic species in North America, and its annual…See More
Dec 16, 2020
Peter Smallidge replied to Jim Martin's discussion IPhone surveys
"I've used Gaia GPS on my android and had decent success. There is a short but real learning curve. After using it in practice once or twice and then uploading to my computer it became intuitive. I think the cost is about $40 per year, but it…"
Dec 14, 2020

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Woods and Park Restoration Hastings-on-Hudson_bids_welcomed

Posted on August 2, 2022 at 2:00pm 2 Comments

(I haven't seen this type of project before, and thought it interesting and worth sharing here.  See contacts below if you have questions. Peter)

The Village of Hastings on Hudson herby invites the submission of proposals

for:

email for information:  Aaron Podhurst <apodhurst@hastingsgov.org>



Hillside Woods and Park Restoration Project Management and

Other Landscaping and Horticultural Services:

Village of Hastings-on-Hudson…

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Extreme Weather Forestry BMPs

Posted 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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GPS and GIS - for the rest of us

Posted 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 https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/645104 ;

SWCD 2021 Ecological Function, Production & Restoration

Posted on March 2, 2021 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

On March 11, 2021 we had the pleasure of working with colleagues from Yale School of Forestry (Dr. Joe Orefice) and a private consultant (Jeff Jourdain) to zoom with natural resource professional of the NY Soil and Water Conservation District Annual meeting.  The session we offered was titled "Restoring Ecological Function and Production to Woodlands." This blog is our way to share documents mentioned during that training or otherwise of interest to participants and practitioners in…

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What Constitutes a Healthy Forest?

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

In March, 2021, Peter and I had the opportunity to organize a day-long training for the annual Water Quality Symposium (annual conference of SWCD and NRCS professionals from around NY) titled: "Restoring Ecological and Productive Function to…Continue

Building slash wall with skid-steer

Started by James Gray in Woodlot Management. Last reply by James Gray Jan 19. 2 Replies

Hello everyone, looking for feedback on plan to build a slash wall with a skid steer and fork attachment.The timber harvest is at a nature center, clearcutting a red pine plantation (1 ac) and aspen stand (1 ac) and group selection on a oak stand…Continue

2022 Forest Tax Tips

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management Jan 9. 0 Replies

Peter usually shares something around this time of the year, but just saw this in the recent National Woodland Magazine 2022 Tax Tips for Forest LandownersAs a private forest landowner, you may start to think about timber taxes only after having a…Continue

RESTORING OLD-GROWTH CHARACTERISTICS

Started by Lew Ward in Woodlot Management Nov 10, 2022. 0 Replies

RESTORING OLD-GROWTH CHARACTERISTICSto New England’s and New York’s ForestsOld-growth forest was once the predominant natural condition across New England and New York before European settlement; however, it is now one of the rarest habitats in our…Continue

The Village of Hastings-on-Hudson is hiring a p/t urban forester!

Started by Haven Colgate in Woodlot Management Aug 2, 2022. 0 Replies

See https://tinyurl.com/mpnp4szy for details.Contact:Aaron PodhurstApodhurst@hastingsgov.org914-478-2380 x640Continue

Agroforester Job Opening

Started by Katie Commender in Agroforestry Jun 23, 2022. 0 Replies

Appalachian Sustainable Development is searching for a part-time, regionally remote Agroforester to join our team! This new position will be responsible for providing technical and financial assistance to producers for alley cropping and…Continue

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

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management May 24, 2022. 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

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