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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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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
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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
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Patrik Schumann commented on Peter Smallidge's event Slash Wall Webinar
"Thank you, I am very interested in this.  We have used slash understorey to deny entry & passage of deer to protect natural hardwoods regeneration, on progressive 10-ac stands subjected to manual heavy thinning of pine…"
Apr 21, 2020
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Slash Wall Webinar at ForestConnect Monthly Webinar Series

May 20, 2020 from 12pm to 8pm
A Restoration Strategy for Future New York WoodlandsPresented by:Brett Chedzoy, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler CountyPeter Smallidge, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell UniversityMay 20, 2020Presentations at 12:00 to 1:00 PM and again at 7:00 to 8:00 PM (webinars may run long with questions)link to register is  https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5IRFqn7oSYm5D-Vyqb8-3Q …See More
Apr 20, 2020
Peter Smallidge replied to Joanne Vaughn's discussion Removal of grass around seedlings in pasture
"Hi Joanne: I was snooping around the NING site and saw this. What became of your seedling planting efforts?  Anything to share with the group on what worked or didn't work? thanks, Peter"
Mar 19, 2020
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Webinar - Best Practices for Small Wooded Acreage (1 hr each) at Zoom webinar - preregistration required

March 18, 2020 from 12pm to 8pm
SAF CFE credits have been requested or have been approved.  You are able to request CEU credit documentation via the registration link below. You must connect as a participant to one of the live webinars. The webinar documents the duration of your participation. All webinars are recorded and archived at www.youtube.com/ForestConnect  Best Practices on Small Wooded Acreage.Peter Smallidge, Cornell UniversityWednesday March 18, 2020Presentations…See More
Mar 15, 2020
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Management of Small Wooded Parcels

This blog is a link to the webinar on this topic on Wednesday March 18, 2020.  Best Practices on a Small Wooded Acreage.Many woodland owners have parcels that are “small” compared to other owners. These parcels are endearing to the owners, and provide many opportunities for activities to ensure they remain healthy and support the owner’s interests. The activities and…See More
Mar 15, 2020
Antigone commented on Peter Smallidge's blog post Slash walls to protect forest regeneration: contracts, costs and preliminary effectiveness
"I mentioned "slash walls" in a conversation with some fellow students and apparently they found the concept a little hard to swallow. This presentation is visually very clear but will you be writing any articles on this topic? I'm…"
Feb 5, 2020
Carl Albers commented on Peter Smallidge's blog post A perspective on black locust
"I have been observing different stands of black locust now for many years.  The characteristics of individual trees, straightness, growth rate, smoothness of the bark, resistance to the locust borer, etc. are all no doubt affected by soil type,…"
Jan 11, 2020

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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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Limiting Deer Impacts to Forest Regeneration

Posted on December 8, 2020 at 10:30am 0 Comments

There is no shortage of evidence to document that deer negatively impact the forest 

regeneration process. A presentation on 12/8/2020 for Penn State University Cooperative Extension addressed the basic strategies to limit deer impacts and some tactics within the deer exclusion strategy.

Slides 2 and 3 include several resources that relate to the topic, include links to scientific papers that are publicly accessible.  

The presentation here as a pdf. …

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sugarbush thinning

Posted on December 7, 2020 at 11:29am 0 Comments

With the close of 2020, and the 4th year of the sugarbush thinning project at 

Cornell's Arnot Forest, I preparing for a variety of "maple schools" that will happen. With the pressures of covid, most of these will be online. 

Some people will benefit from a printed copy of my presentation, which I share here.  I'll make updates as necessary.

Link to the most current version of the sugarbush thinning presentation.

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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

Hemlock

Started by Chaz U. Farly in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Freyda Lynn (Black) Mar 31. 1 Reply

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

Striped maple control

Started by WJ Rodenhouse in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Joan E Deely Mar 18. 4 Replies

Looking for way to control large volume of striped maple and witch hazel. Both are interfering with growth of oak seedlings. Cut/treat stump? Hack and squirt? if so what chemical for either of these? Best time of year to treat?Best time of year to…Continue

Land owner liability

Started by Duane Lake Association, Inc. in Woodlot Management Mar 10. 0 Replies

This topic may have been beaten to death in the past. Please forgive me if so; I have not seen it or found it.   In the early to  mid 1970s Cornell's Tommy Brown wrote a most excellent fact sheet on land owner liability, pointing out the…Continue

Changes in Emeral Ash Borer Regs

Started by Brett Chedzoy in Woodlot Management Dec 16, 2020. 0 Replies

New year, new approach.  USDA ending quarantine efforts on EAB:https://www.morningagclips.com/aphis-changes-approach-to-fight-emerald-ash-borer-eab/  Continue

IPhone surveys

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management. Last reply by John McNerney Dec 14, 2020. 8 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

How long do brush cutter blades work?

Started by Joanne Vaughn in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Gerry Hawkes Dec 11, 2020. 5 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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