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Webinar Connection Details: Expanding Silvopasture Wednesday June 18, 2014

Posted by Peter Smallidge on June 16, 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

As a follow-up to the webinar announcement below, the following silvopasture webinars have been archived on the Cornell ForestConnect youtube channel:https://www.youtube.com/user/ForestConnect     …

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Request for Silvopasture Practitioners

Posted by Joe Orefice on May 29, 2014 at 11:45am 0 Comments

Orefice Silvopasture Abstract.pdf 

I am an Assistant Professor at Paul Smith’s College, in the Adirondacks of New York, and am conducting research in conjunction with the University of New Hampshire to assess the…

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Silvopasture Development: Trees into Pasture

Posted by Peter Smallidge on May 2, 2014 at 10:30am 2 Comments

Webinar connection details for Wednesday June 4, 2014

Register here to receive direct notice of webinars.

Silvopasture is an agroforestry practice that sustainably produces timber, livestock, and forage on the same land.  Current technologies, such as portable electric fence and management intensive rotational grazing enable managers options not available in previous decades.  A key…

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Webinar Connection Details: Expanding Silvopasture Wednesday April 16, 2014

Posted by Peter Smallidge on April 15, 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

Dear Silvopasture Ning Member:

 

You may be interested in the information below that provides details and the link for you to obtain your unique “registration id” for this month’s webinar.  Note that webinars are live at noon and 7PM, for an hour each, but the meeting space is reserved from noon until 8PM.   The topics for May and June address the development of silvopasture via trees into pasture (May 21) and growing forage in woodlands (June 18).…

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Brett Chedzoy posted a discussion

GMO American Chestnuts - will the King of the Eastern Forests return?

Since I first became obsessed with trees and forests and set out on a path to become a forester ~ 30 years ago, I have dreamed of someday seeing the return of the American Chestnut.  Every rare encounter with a sizeable specimen that has - for the time being - escaped the blight leaves me fascinated and thinking of what used to be (see picture at the end).  Over the years I have left numerous special spots around the farm devoid of trees hoping that someday I would have the chance to fill them…See More
Friday
Brett Chedzoy replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Natural Fences
"Birch is one of the least decay-resistant woods.  Even if elevated off the ground, I don't think the birch poles will last more than a few years."
Thursday
Graham Unangst-Rufenacht is now a member of silvopasture
Wednesday
Ann Wilhelm replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Natural Fences
"I don’t know about living fences, though my uncle introduced multiflora rose to our farm many years ago, and it has been a scourge to us ever since! We are considering erecting a Jack-Leg fence, also sometimes called a Buck-and-Pole fence.…"
Dec 16
Profile IconJenn Colby and John Hayden joined silvopasture
Dec 12
Brett Chedzoy posted a discussion

Natural Fences

A friend sent me the following link to a video of "hedgelaying" in England: http://youtu.be/iGncS_lojlI Interesting to watch, but makes me appreciate my high-tensile fences even more! I remember my grandpa telling me that the extensive osage orange hedges around their farm in Kansas were originally planted as living fences.  I have a hard time envisioning how an osage planting would work for that purpose today, unless woven wire was stapled to the…See More
Dec 12
Brett Chedzoy replied to Francisco J Ponce's discussion Beavers What to do with them?
"If the site is wetland/marginal wetland and attractive to beavers, then it's potential for silvopasturing is relatively low compared to better upland sites that you may have on the property.  A good fact sheet that addresses beaver…"
Dec 10
Sven Pihl is now a member of silvopasture
Dec 10
Brett Chedzoy posted a discussion

Grazing Cattle in Christmas Tree Plantations?

I've seen sheep carefully grazed in Christmas Tree plantations, but not cattle.  Anyone out there have any experience with this?  It’s been years since we’ve planted new conifers on the farm, so I can’t say that I have any first-hand experience with grazing in a true Christmas Tree plantation.  Our cattle frequent the older conifer plantations around the farm, and seem to like to take nibbles on the lower limbs of the various species.  But most of the time they just ignore the trees - except to…See More
Dec 10
Dana Beegle is now a member of silvopasture
Dec 8
Kate MacFarland posted a discussion

North American Agroforestry Conference - May 31-June 3, 2015 - Ames, IA

The 14th North American Agroforestry Conference will be held May 31 – June 3, 2015 at the Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States. The theme of the conference will be Agroforestry as a Catalyst for On-Farm Conservation and Diversification.The Association for Temperate Agroforestry invites interested persons to submit abstracts for the 14th North American Agroforestry Conference via email to: agroforestry2015@gmail.com  The deadline to submit…See More
Dec 8
Francisco J Ponce replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Trees into Pastures
"Thank You Brett for sharing with us. FJP "
Dec 2
Brett Chedzoy replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Trees into Pastures
"Many trees will work in a silvopasture system - it just depends on what you want to get out of the trees.  Honey Locust will reportedly contribute some available nitrogen to the system, although it is not in the Legume family.  Some of the…"
Dec 2
Profile IconFreyda Lynn Black and Francisco J Ponce joined silvopasture
Nov 19
Francisco J Ponce replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Trees into Pastures
"Hello Brett i read you are considering Black Locust, Have you consider Honey Locust it will add nitrogen to the soil and the  flowers will attract Bees and Bees are good for pollination Correct me if i am wrong i was thinking in my case to…"
Nov 18
 
 
 

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GMO American Chestnuts - will the King of the Eastern Forests return?

Started by Brett Chedzoy on Friday. 0 Replies

Since I first became obsessed with trees and forests and set out on a path to become a forester ~ 30 years ago, I have dreamed of someday seeing the return of the American Chestnut.  Every rare…Continue

Natural Fences

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy on Thursday. 2 Replies

A friend sent me the following link to a video of "hedgelaying" in England: http://youtu.be/iGncS_lojlI Interesting to watch, but makes me appreciate my…Continue

Beavers What to do with them?

Started by Francisco J Ponce. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Dec 10. 1 Reply

There are Beavers at the back of the property, not sure what to do with them. Does anyone have any idea of the impact they can do to 121 acres of pure forest? are they a problem when developing…Continue

Grazing Cattle in Christmas Tree Plantations?

Started by Brett Chedzoy Dec 10. 0 Replies

I've seen sheep carefully grazed in Christmas Tree plantations, but not cattle.  Anyone out there have any experience with this?  It’s been years since we’ve planted new conifers on the farm, so I…Continue

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