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Another Robin

Karl VonBerg Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Another Robin

It’s easy to take the American robin for granted, but these tidbits about Turdus migratorius will have you looking at this common bird with a new sense of wonder.

Posting the property boundaries at Siuslaw Model Forest

Kris Brown Wednesday, 06 March 2019

Posting the property boundaries at Siuslaw Model Forest

I’ve never been described as a multi-tasker, but that all changed when I went snowshoeing and boundary line posting (both for the first time) at Siuslaw Model Forest.

Who (or What) Done It?

Karl VonBerg Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Who (or What) Done It?

Do you ever get curious about what you see when you walk in the woods? What if you saw this?

Working to Protect Water Quality and Support Economic Viability on Woodlot Harvests in the NYC Watershed

Kris Brown Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Working to Protect Water Quality and Support Economic Viability on Woodlot Harvests in the NYC Watershed

Protecting water quality during a timber harvest can be a challenge, but working with loggers to find practical, cost-effective solutions is what we are passionate about.

Shooting the Horse that Wins the Race

Joshua VanBrakle Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Shooting the Horse that Wins the Race

High-grading and diameter-limit cutting are two common logging practices. They provide short-term income, but they damage your woods in the long run. Avoid them in favor of “worst first” forestry.

A Critter and a Pine Woods

Karl VonBerg Wednesday, 06 February 2019

A Critter and a Pine Woods

What’s with that pile of stripped pine cones? Was some sort of seed collecting machine set up there for a while? Well, yes actually.

Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) plot established at Siuslaw Model Forest to help find EAB-resistant trees

Kris Brown Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) plot established at Siuslaw Model Forest to help find EAB-resistant trees

Feeling blue about emerald ash borer (EAB)? Don’t just throw your hands in the air. You can help scientists find EAB-resistant trees (which provide great hope for ash restoration) by tracking the health of some of the trees in your woodlot.

Post-season winter scouting for deer in the Catskills

Kris Brown Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Post-season winter scouting for deer in the Catskills

Nothing but deer tags to eat this year? Don’t sulk. Get out there and start scouting.

The Old Stone Wall

Stefni Krutz Wednesday, 16 January 2019

The Old Stone Wall

The stone wall in front of the office is being demolished, one stone at a time. It isn’t father time taking back his children; it’s the hand of man removing what has become “untidy”, “unsightly”, and time-worn.

Three Tricky Maples: Red, Norway, Sugar

Joshua VanBrakle Wednesday, 09 January 2019

Three Tricky Maples: Red, Norway, Sugar

MyWoodlot team member Tom Pavlesich has posted about his experience tapping the maple trees in his backyard and then using the sap to make maple syrup. If Tom’s posts have inspired you to tap some maples yourself, one of the first things you’ll need to know is how to identify different kinds of maple trees

First-time Tappers: Sap Jugs

Tom Pavlesich Wednesday, 02 January 2019

First-time Tappers: Sap Jugs

Looking for a cheap and effective way to collect maple sap in your backyard?

Isn’t It Best to Do Nothing?

Joshua VanBrakle Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Isn’t It Best to Do Nothing?

Doing nothing and “letting nature take its course” may seem best for your woods, but in certain cases doing nothing can actually reduce your woods’ health and wildlife habitat.

It's The Water

Andrew Krutz Wednesday, 19 December 2018

It's The Water

New York City pizza and bagels are widely considered the best in the U.S., but why? It’s the water.

The Chainsaw

Elizabeth Marks Wednesday, 12 December 2018

You didn’t think you were going to take a chainsaw safety class and not fell a 15” tree, did you?

Boring

Andrew Krutz Wednesday, 05 December 2018

Boring

It is always interesting to figure out the age of giant trees on your property. Doing so accurately is not always easy.

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