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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As a follow-up to the webinar announcement below, the following silvopasture webinars have been archived on the Cornell ForestConnect youtube channel:https://www.youtube.com/user/ForestConnect     …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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Profile IconFreyda Lynn Black and Francisco J Ponce joined silvopasture
Wednesday
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…"
Wednesday
Francisco J Ponce posted a discussion

Beavers What to do with them?

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 Silvopasture or they are helping the forest.FJPSee More
Wednesday
Francisco J Ponce posted photos
Wednesday
Brett Chedzoy replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Trees into Pastures
"I was recently for suggestions on good trees to plant in sheep pastures.  The grazier was interested in planting red oak but was concerned about potential poisoning issues from the acorns years down the road.  My reply is copied below, as…"
Tuesday
Jakob Berger left a comment for Jeff Jourdain
"Hi Jeff, Say, was wondering if you had any leads on forestry jobs. I'm good on equipment and I'm willing to start at the bottom. Thanks. Jakob Berger"
Monday
Jakob Berger commented on Jeff Jourdain's photo
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"Just wondering--why not do a whole tree harvest, skid out the entire tree, limb into several piles, and add matches?"
Monday
Tracie N. Swietek is now a member of silvopasture
Monday
scott oosterhof replied to Brett Chedzoy's discussion Creating Silvopastures with Black Locust
"Thanks for the photos,  the photo of the temporary fenced area (silvo pasture on the cheap) was what I was thinking of doing, but with four rows of trees. This will then be the edge of my paddock that I attach the temporary fence too.  …"
Nov 12
scott oosterhof is now a member of silvopasture
Nov 10
Brett Chedzoy posted a discussion

Poisonous Plants in Silvopastures

I was surprised in looking over the numerous past topics that we haven't had a discussion on plant toxicity risks to livestock in silvopastures.  the following email came to Peter and I recently, and is representative of one of the more challenging native plants found in many parts of the Northeast: Mountain Laurel.  The original emails are below.  Would be interested to know what experiences others have had with Mountain Laurel and/or other "poisonous" plants. From Craig in western MA...I have…See More
Oct 23
Adam Downing commented on Adam Downing's photo
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Logging Slash burn - Virginia

"Yes, here is a summary of our costs so far. Stand half that was pushed ~ 2 acres.  Some of the pushing was done as part of the thinning. I hired the logging contractor to bring his Skidder back in and push some more on the 2 acres for an extra…"
Oct 21
Jeff Jourdain commented on Adam Downing's photo
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Logging Slash burn - Virginia

"Adam- Photos look great.  Any idea of what pushing the slash up and burning the piles cost? Jeff"
Oct 17
Adam Downing commented on Adam Downing's photo
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SVAREC Groundhog

"Our first "harvest" from the Silvopasture!"
Oct 17
Adam Downing commented on Adam Downing's photo
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"The logging slash was piled and burned following the Silvopasture thinning."
Oct 17
Adam Downing commented on Adam Downing's photo
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"Old house removal and brush pile in the background burning"
Oct 17
 
 
 

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Trees into Pastures

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Francisco J Ponce on Wednesday. 6 Replies

The creation of silvopastures can be approached from either of two directions: adding trees into pastures, or pastures into trees.  On our farm, we've spent most of our time up to this point focusing…Continue

Beavers What to do with them?

Started by Francisco J Ponce on Wednesday. 0 Replies

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

Creating Silvopastures with Black Locust

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by scott oosterhof Nov 12. 13 Replies

A forum member recently asked about creating silvopastures for their goats with black locust.  In my opinion, black locust is just about the perfect tree for converting open pasture areas into…Continue

Poisonous Plants in Silvopastures

Started by Brett Chedzoy Oct 23. 0 Replies

I was surprised in looking over the numerous past topics that we haven't had a discussion on plant toxicity risks to livestock in silvopastures.  the following email came to Peter and I recently, and…Continue

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