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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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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
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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
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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 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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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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Ecology and Management of Ferns in Northeastern Forests

I just came across a new Forest Science Fact Sheet publication by Dave Jackson of PSU on the ecology and management of ferns.  If you're dealing with ferns, this is a great resource.  I've pasted the first paragraph below, and linked to the full publication. The publication is developed in the context of Pennsylvania's forests, but the message and content has application throughout the…See More
Jul 16, 2020
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Fern Management Webinar at Online, use password "Cornell" when you register

June 24, 2020 from 12pm to 8pm
 Wednesday July 15, 2020Presentations at 12:00 to 1:00 PM and again at 7:00 to 8:00 PM (webinars may run long with questions)Controlling Understory Fern Competition for Regeneration SuccessDavid R. Jackson, Penn State University Cooperative ExtensionAreas of hardwood forests across the Great Lakes region, and throughout the Northeast contain dense understories of fern, in particular, hay-scented and New York ferns. Dense fern understories are often biological deserts, lacking plant and wildlife…See More
Jun 24, 2020
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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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Woodland Pollinators

Posted on December 16, 2020 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

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…

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Agroforester Job Opening

Started by Katie Commender in Agroforestry Jun 23. 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. 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

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