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Best ways to add trees to pasture

Posted by Austin Unruh on February 5, 2019 at 1:15pm 1 Comment

Hello folks!

I'm looking for the best ways to get trees into active pastures, while having livestock grazing. I haven't yet found an option that is cheap, effective, and low-maintenance enough to really qualify for large-scale plantings. 

I'm also interested in what folks have tried, and what has worked/not worked. 

Here are the current best options I see:

Fool-proof but expensive:…

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looking for help extreme northwest ohio

Posted by jeff eby on December 10, 2018 at 9:41am 6 Comments

hi i am new here and looking for advice. i live in extreme northwest ohio and am in my 50's. my goal is to get my 3 angus breeders 1 bull and 6 calves part of my farm to be as self sufficient and low maint. as possible for my retirement.

i am currently putting in high tension perimeter fence utilizing honey locust post cut from my woods. i have 3 -1.5 acre front open pastures with permanent water and am working on fencing and thinning an additional 10 + acres of woods. the wooded…

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Forest Vegetation Management - FVM Network

Posted by Peter Smallidge on September 5, 2018 at 9:27am 0 Comments

Cornell's ForestConnect program is facilitating a network of forest vegetation practitioners to identify research needs and collectively build knowledge of safe and effective techniques. This network will focus on vegetation management in forest and woodlot environments using herbicide, mechanical or livestock methods. …

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Truthful corrections on the values and benefits of grass-fed meat

Posted by Peter Smallidge on April 10, 2018 at 4:18pm 0 Comments

There is no end to the falsehoods, innuendo, and misconception that is offered against the benefits and valueof grass-fed livestock. Here a recent blog, of UK origin, that addresses some of the more common errors of thought. It's well worth the read.



http://quillette.com/2018/04/05/case-sustainable-meat/…

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Friends,Following is a link to the AFTA website looking at some different means of protecting trees in a silvopasture.  Incidentally, this site was overgrown with invasives and the existing timber stand not in great health, and then there were emerald ash borers that took out our best trees, the ash.   We continue to be interested in inexpensive, effective establishment methods and plan to work on this more in the future. …See More
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Tree Fodder Seminar July 8-12 in Maineinvites presenters and attendees

TREE FODDER SEMINAR 2019:  TREES IN THE FOOD CHAIN FOR CLIMATE REMEDIATION will be July 8-12, 2019. Presenters, suggestions invited.  Call Shana, (207) 338-3301  I am currently working on the schedule.$150 full week (food and simple lodging included).  $60/2days.  $35-50 Mon. only; $45 Tues. only; $35/day Wed., Thurs., or Fri.; $0-$25 single events.  Barter usually accepted.  One working scholarship available.   Call (207) 338-3301 to register. So far, probably:Monday, July 1:  Prelude to the…See More
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Tree protection

Started by John Herschel Fike Apr 22. 0 Replies

Friends,Following is a link to the AFTA website looking at some different means of protecting trees in a silvopasture.  Incidentally, this site was overgrown with invasives and the existing timber…Continue

Tags: seedling, protection, Establishment

Tree Fodder Seminar July 8-12 in Maine invites presenters and attendees

Started by Shana Hanson. Last reply by Emily Macdonald Apr 4. 1 Reply

TREE FODDER SEMINAR 2019:  TREES IN THE FOOD CHAIN FOR CLIMATE REMEDIATION will be July 8-12, 2019. Presenters, suggestions invited.  Call Shana, (207) 338-3301  I am currently working on the…Continue

Silvopasturing Series from Graze Magazine

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Feb 28. 1 Reply

The attached articles (hopefully in chronological order) were published over the past ~ year in Graze magazine (www.grazeonline.com).  Happy reading!  …Continue

Who has experience with Empress Tree?

Started by Jonathan Bates. Last reply by Shana Hanson Jan 26. 7 Replies

Hello folks,I'm doing research for the possibility of growing this tree as a silvopasture crop, mostly for intensive silvopasture forage for sheep and beef cattle in New York. Many other temperate…Continue

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