Gerry Hawkes
  • Male
  • Woodstock, VT
  • United States
Share

Gifts Received

Gift

Gerry Hawkes has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

Gerry Hawkes's Page

Latest Activity

Gerry Hawkes replied to WJ Rodenhouse's discussion Striped maple control
"No, I never use herbicide.  Brush sawing is very fast and it is easy to come through after several years and knock back the striped maple again so that the desired saplings lock in their dominance.  "
Dec 13, 2020
Gerry Hawkes posted photos
Dec 11, 2020
Gerry Hawkes replied to WJ Rodenhouse's discussion Striped maple control
"Over the past 40 years I have released many acres of red oak, sugar maple, and white ash seedlings and saplings from overtopping striped maple by simply going through a zipping them off close to the ground with a good sharp, motorized brush…"
Dec 11, 2020
Gerry Hawkes replied to Jim Martin's discussion IPhone surveys
"I have had good luck with MotionX-GPS on my iPhone.  You can walk or drive your trails to create a track then export to Google Earth."
Dec 11, 2020
Gerry Hawkes replied to Joanne Vaughn's discussion How long do brush cutter blades work?
"As described in one other reply, Maxi blades work great!  I just finished 25 acres of cutting saplings ranging in diameter from less than an inch to 6 inches.  The Maxi blade will cut up to a 2-3 inch sapling with one smooth swipe. A…"
Dec 11, 2020

Profile Information

How many acres of woodland do you own or annually manage?
60

Gerry Hawkes's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Comment Wall (1 comment)

At 9:33pm on December 20, 2011, Gerry Hawkes said…

Managed 30,000 acres for private forestry clients and provided international forestry/environmental services before becoming a full time inventor.  Inventions include forestry equipment for managing small woodlots.  Web sites are:  www.forest-savers.com; www.biketrack.com; www.WheeledHandToolSystems.com; www.eco-systems.org

You need to be a member of CornellForestConnect to add comments!

Join CornellForestConnect

 
 
 

Forum

IPhone surveys

Started by Jim Martin in Woodlot Management. Last reply by Michael Dirac Jun 9. 10 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 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

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

Badge

Loading…

© 2021   Created by Peter Smallidge.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service