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Laura Bailey liked Paul J Hetzler's blog post Tips for Winter Tree ID
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Garlic Mustard Management

Do Nothing about Invasive PlantsPaul Hetzler, ISA Ceritfied ArboristUntil recently, ignoring problems in hopes they’ll go away hasn’t served me well. However, a decade-long study done by Cornell University researchers has clearly shown that avoidance is the best way to manage garlic mustard (Allaria petiolata), a pernicious exotic plant. Evidently I’ve been doing a great job in the fight against this aggressive and troublesome invader.Native to most of Europe and parts of western Asia and…See More
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Paul J Hetzler posted a blog post

Tips for Winter Tree ID

Tree Buds: Honest FriendsHow to distinguish one leaf-bereft hardwood from another in winter is more of a challenge than summer tree ID, but there are practical reasons – and a few offbeat incentives – to tell one species from another in the dormant season. Hikers and skiers can benefit from such a skill, and in survival situations, hydration and warmth may depend on it. And if you’re among those who adore wintertime camping, you can have more fun when you know common woody species.In late…See More
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Michael Dirac liked Paul J Hetzler's blog post New Wood Markets for Novel Forest Products
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Sapsucker Damage Indicates Stressed Trees

Sapsuckers and Other InsultsIcebreaker exercises are apparently meant to help awkward group events like staff development days feel even less comfortable. I recall a workplace training where we had to inform the group what animal best represented our personality. I was going to say “squirrel” but got distracted by something out the window, and forgot. In retrospect I should have chosen the yellow-bellied sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius), since I spent much of that same event straightening…See More
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How many acres of woodland do you own or annually manage?
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Please describe, with two or three sentences, why you are interested in woodlot ecology and management. Your answer helps us ensure that only those people truly interested in woodlots are added as members.
I am a Certified Arborist who owns 77 acres of hardwood forest, and who enjoys spreading the word about proper tree care and forest stewardship.

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Garlic Mustard Management

Posted on April 16, 2021 at 8:13am 0 Comments

Do Nothing about Invasive Plants

Paul Hetzler, ISA Ceritfied Arborist

Until recently, ignoring problems in hopes they’ll go away hasn’t served me well. However, a decade-long study done by Cornell University researchers has clearly shown that avoidance is the best way to manage garlic mustard (Allaria petiolata), a pernicious exotic plant. Evidently I’ve been doing a great job in the fight against this aggressive and troublesome invader.

Native to most of Europe…

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Tips for Winter Tree ID

Posted on March 9, 2021 at 6:57pm 0 Comments

Tree Buds: Honest Friends

How to distinguish one leaf-bereft hardwood from another in winter is more of a challenge than summer tree ID, but there are practical reasons – and a few offbeat incentives – to tell one species from another in the dormant season. Hikers and skiers can benefit from such a skill, and in survival situations, hydration and warmth may depend on it. And if you’re among those who adore wintertime camping, you can have more fun when you know common woody…

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Sapsucker Damage Indicates Stressed Trees

Posted on February 5, 2021 at 12:10pm 0 Comments

Sapsuckers and Other Insults

Icebreaker exercises are apparently meant to help awkward group events like staff development days feel even less comfortable. I recall a workplace training where we had to inform the group what animal best represented our personality. I was going to say “squirrel” but got distracted by something out the window, and forgot. In retrospect I should have chosen the yellow-bellied sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius), since I spent much of that same event…

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New Wood Markets for Novel Forest Products

Posted on January 9, 2021 at 1:23pm 0 Comments

Wooden You Know

As a card-carrying, registered tree hugger, I have long touted the benefits of trees such as carbon storage, energy savings and improved mental health. And beyond the familiar tree-related blessings such as maple syrup, lumber and firewood, I’ve written about some obscure things like birch-based candy that fights tooth decay, and health-promoting chaga tea derived from a birch fungus. Then there’s basswood bark for fiber, elm bark for baskets, and pine bark for lunch.…

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At 1:33pm on November 20, 2019, Joanne Vaughn said…

We will be doing a survey of trees in 8 acres heavily affected by EAB in Monroe County NY.

I will contact you sometime in a year if we find any survivors. 

Joanne Vaughn

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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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