Gerry Hawkes
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  • Woodstock, VT
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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
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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