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Recorded
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10/16/13

Eastern forest ecosystem stressors:  Deer, Invasive Plants, and Earthworms. Presented by Dr. Bernd Blossey, Cornell University, Department of Natural Resources.

There are multiple stressors that impact eastern forest ecosystems, including deer, invasive plants and invasive earthworms.  This webinar will examine the interactive effects of these stressors on herbaceous and wood plant species, and the dynamics of the plant populations.  The interactions of the stressors will be described.  Management recommendations and assessment tools will include a description of the use of sentinel oaks to assess deer impacts.

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6/19/2013

"Update on EAB in New York and Management Strategies for owners and communities."
Presented by Mark Whitmore, Cornell University Department of Natural Resources

Emerald Ash Borer continues its spread in New York but it is important to consider that more than 95% of our forests are uninfested. Now is the time for action. With planning we can mitigate the economic impacts and hopefully buy time necessary to develop new management strategies. Learn where EAB is, what you can do as an individual and community, and what the latest research is finding.

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5/15/13

"Rehabilitation of degraded woodlands"
Dr. Ralph Nyland, State University of New York – College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

Exploitive harvesting, including high-grading or diameter-limit cutting, and some natural disturbances have altered the species composition, condition,  and structure of northeastern forests to an extent that deliberate rehabilitation is necessary to return the forest to productivity and health.  Dr. Nyland will identify the types of conditions that characterize degraded stands and describe principles and practices that will help foresters and forest owners to bring a degraded forests to a more productive condition.

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4/17/13

Forest Grown Mushrooms for Forest Health

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3/20/13 "Thinning practices to improve forest growth
and tree vigor"
Peter Smallidge, NYS Extension Forester,
Cornell University Cooperative Extension.

Thinning is the process of selecting and removing some trees to improve the growth and vigor of the residual trees.  The benefits of thinning are well documented, but selecting the correct trees can have a profound influence on the success of the thinning treatment. This presentation will review some of the scientific literature that describes how trees will respond to thinning, and what owners and managers might expect as a growth response. Different ways to select the location and arrange of trees will be reviewed. The potential risks of thinning will be discussed.

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2/20/13

"An introduction to the identification
of conifer trees"
Peter Smallidge, NYS Extension Forester,
Cornell University Cooperative Extension.

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1/16/13

"Introduction to Hardwood Tree Ecology and Identification"

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12/19/12 Stressors of Forest Trees   view  
10/2012 "Forest Regeneration"   view
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7/18/12

"Enhancing mast (food) production
for woodland wildlife."
Dave Apsley, Ohio State University
Cooperative Extension.

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6/20/12 "Land Ownership and Transfer: 
Options and Opportunities"
Elizabeth Sillin, Esquire, Bulkley,
Richardson and Gelinas, LLP
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5/1612 "How Honeybees Choose a Forest Home."
Dr. Tom Seeley, Cornell University
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior.
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4/18/12 "Emerald Ash Borer: Status, Current Efforts, Owner Actions, and Pesticide BMPs for Communities and Landowners."
Mark Whitmore, Cornell University
Department of Natural Resources.
 

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3/21/12 "How forest pests pester a tree."
J. Rebecca Hargrave, Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Chenango County.
     
2/15/12

Forest Vegetation Management Using Herbicides. Forestry labeled herbicides are a safe and effective means of controlling undesirable forest vegetation. They are used for achieving many objectives including: establishing desirable regeneration, increasing tree growth and timber production, creating and enhancing wildlife habitat, and controlling non-native/invasive plants. This webinar will highlight forestry herbicide application methods, products, and treatments guidelines for controlling competing and invasive vegetation. Presented by David R. Jackson, Extension Educator/Forester, Penn State Extension.

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1/18/12 "Best management practices for
timber production"
Peter Smallidge, NYS Extension Forester,
Cornell University Cooperative Extension.
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12/21/11 "Restoring the American chestnut."
Bryan Burhans
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11/16/11

"Invasive species and integrated vegetation management."
Peter Smallidge, Cornell University,
Dept. of Natural Resources

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10/19/11
"Introduction to Silvicultural
Principles & Practices."
by Peter Smallidge, Cornell University,
Department of Natural Resources
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9/21/11

"Emerald Ash Borer: Update and Management" 
Mark Whitmore, Cornell University,
Dept. of Natural Resources

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7/20/11

"Limiting deer impacts on forest regeneration
via a hunter-management strategy." 
Jay Boulanger, Cornell University,
Dept. of Natural Resources

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6/15/11

"The distribution, ecology and control
of hemlock woolly adelgid."
Presented by Mark Whitmore, Cornell University,
Dept. of Natural Resources

 

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5/18/11 "Silvopasturing opportunities in the Northeast."
Bret Chedzoy, Schuyler County
Cornell Cooperative Extension
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4/20/11

"Effect of gas and oil development on songbird abundance in the eastern United States."
Presented by Emily Thomas

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3/16/11
"Integrated Vegetation Management of Barberry Helps Control Lyme Disease." 
Presented by Jeff Ward,
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
2/16/11
"Your Land, Your Legacy."
Presentedby Paul Catanzaro,
University of Massachusetts
1/19/11

"Wild Things in Your Woodlands." 
Presented by Kristi Sullivan, Cornell University
, Dept. of Natural Resources

12/15/10

Crop tree release of hardwoods for improved growth and survival. Crop tree release is a management tool to simultaneously manipulate stand composition and concentrate growth on individual stems of high value species. It is a versatile technique that can increase survival and growth of sapling oak in young stands or provide income while retaining non-commodity amenities in mature sawtimber stands. This webinar will examine both individual tree and stand level responses to crop tree management with an emphasis on upland oaks and black birch.  Join Dr. Jeff Ward of the Connecticut Experiment Station as he discusses research on the different responses of hardwoods crop tree crown thinning release.

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10/20/10

“Your Land, Your Legacy:  Deciding the
Future of Your Land.”
Paul Catanzaro, University of Massachusetts

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7/21/10

"EAB and Biological Control"  
Presented by Dr. John Vandenberg,
USDA ARS Bio-IPM Research Unit, Ithaca, NY and Leah Bauer, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, East Lansing, MI

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6/16/10

"Preparing Your Community
for Emerald Ash Borer." 
Presented by Mark Whitmore,
Cornell University, Dept. of Natural Resources

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5/19/10
Effectively Communicating the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Message through Media Outreach Presented by Dr. Holly Menninger,
Cornell University, Dept. of Natural Resources
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4/21/10

Managing Early Successional Wildlife Habitat Presented by Kristi Sullivan, Cornell University Department of Natural Resources. 

 

 
3/17/10
Flame Weeding to Control Invasive Shrubs
by Peter Smallidge, Cornell University
Cooperative Extension
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2/17/10

Silvopasture: Livestock options for woodland vegetation management and increased income
by Brett Chedzoy, Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County.

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1/20/10
Beech management in northeastern woodlots
by Peter Smallidge, Cornell University Cooperative Extension
 

12/16/09

Timber harvesting: owner attitudes and behaviors
by Shorna Broussard Allred,
Cornell University Department of Natural Resources

 

11/18/09

Timber harvesting: options to improve aesthetics
by Andy Egan, Paul Smith’s College

 

 

10/21/09

Deer and forests: impacts, assessment,
control and recovery
by Susan Stout and Alex Royo
US Forest Service Northern Research Station

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9/23/09

The sweet side of maple – is syrup production
an option for your woodland?
by Mike Farrell, Cornell University
Department of Natural Resources, Uihlein Forest

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Special Webinar
Emerald Ash Borer in New York: The Insect, The Impact, and Your Options. 
Mark Whitmore.  Thursday June 25. 10 AM.
  RECORDED BROADCAST

A special webinar series titled "Sustainable Woodlands" starting May 18
followed by 5 more webinars concluding on July 27. Click here for schedule.
We will resume the third Wednesday webinars in September.
5/20/09
Ecology and management of
gypsy moth in North America
Andrew Liebhold, USDA Forest Service
Northern Research Station
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4/15/09
Rehabilitating cutover stands
Ralph Nyland, SUNY College of
Environmental Science and Forestry
 
3/18/09
Climate Change Impacts
on Your Woods and Wildlife
Kristi Sullivan, Cornell University
   
2/18/09
Diameter Limit Cutting and Exploitation
Dr. Ralph Nyland, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
 
1/21/09
Non-native pest invasions and forest change
Dr. Andrew Liebhold, US Forest Service
   
12/17/08
Forestry Practices: Core Principles and Recommended Actions
Peter Smallidge, NYS Extension Forester
 
11/19/08
Forest lessons we can learn from Argentina
Brett Chedzoy, CCE of
Schuyler County, Montour Falls, NY
10/15/08
Diseases of Forest Trees
Rebecca Hargrave, CCE of
Chenango County, Norwich, NY
9/17/08
An introduction to the identification and
ecology of hardwood forest trees
8/20/08
CANCELLED
     
7/16/08
Managing for quality hardwoods
Dr. James C. Finley, Penn State University
 
6/18/08
Invasive species management: framework and strategies
by Peter Smallidge, Cornell University Cooperative Extension.
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5/21/08
 An Introduction to the Ecology & ID of Common Northeastern Conifers
by Peter Smallidge, Cornell University Cooperative Extension.  
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4/16/08
Selecting Trees Landowners Can Cut versus Leave For Forest Improvement
by Peter Smallidge, Cornell University Cooperative Extension.
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3/19/08
Ecology and Management of Emerald Ash Borer preparing for an infestation
by Jerry Carlson of NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.
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2/20/08
Enhancing biodiversity on family forest lands
Guest speaker Kristi Sullivan,
Cornell University Cooperative Extension
1/16/08
Strategies to restore old-growth characteristics. 
Guest speaker Paul Catanzaro,
University of Massachusetts @ Amherst
12/19/07

Don't Degrade Your Woodlot
Proceedings of Conference on
Diameter Limit Cutting

11/21/07

Natural Regeneration in Your
Hardwood Forest

10/17/07

Creating Vernal Pools for Wildlife
Speaker: Kristi Sullivan

9/19/07

Small-Scale Firewood Production

8/15/07

Timber Sale Arrangement -
Payments and Contracts

 7/18/07
Working With Foresters
6/20/07
Selecting Trees During
Forest Improvement Cutting

          
          Links given during the 6/20/07 broadcast:

5/16/2007
Key Forestry Concepts & Principles

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