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Hackerson - Huntington, MA silvopasture update

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Manning Mar 16, 2016. 5 Replies

Some of you may recall that last year we started a silvopasture project at Ross's Gray Dog Farm in Huntington.  It was being done utilizing a mechanized - valmet cut to length harvester & valmet…Continue

Petersham, MA silvopasture harvest

Started Aug 3, 2014 0 Replies

The last post were recent photos of a silvopasture harvest in Petersham, MA.  The harvest is being carried out as a whole tree harvest with the tops and softwood pulp being chipped and sent to a…Continue

Silvopasture project in Huntington, MA

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Smallidge May 19, 2014. 3 Replies

For those of you who were at the Silvopasture Conference in Latham in January you may remember that Ross Hackerson and I talked about a planned silvopasture project at his farm in Huntington, MA and…Continue

Sustainable livestock production

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Nov 24, 2013. 1 Reply

Cambridge University came out with a report on Sustainable Livestock Production.  It can be found here: …Continue

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Jeff Jourdain replied to Joe Repetur's discussion Starting a silvopasture in the woods
"Joe- What do you mean by a 'mess'?   When was the last time it was cut?  Did the forester recommend giving it 5 years for a harvest or to start converting to a silvopasture? Jeff"
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Walnuts and climate change

Posted on November 30, 2011 at 5:49pm 1 Comment

This is from Purdue University regarding walnuts and climate change.  Walnut aren't a major forest component here in Western Mass but this may be more of a concern for those of you in NY and PA.

 

http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/research/2011/111128JacobsWalnut.html

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At 5:20pm on November 17, 2014, Jakob Berger said…

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

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Silvopasture operations in the North Carolina area?

Started by Ben Hirsh. Last reply by Emilie Tweardy Oct 31, 2022. 1 Reply

I recently purchased 500 acres in the southwest corner of North Carolina. The property contains around 30 acres of developed pastures. There are another 100 acres of forest that was selectively…Continue

Recap: Trees for shade, fodder, and carbon webinar (Virginia Tech, WMLand Solutions, and Working Trees)

Started by John Foye Sep 8, 2022. 0 Replies

Hi all -- glad to be a part of the group! At Working Trees we get producers paid for the carbon stored in silvopasture…Continue

Agroforester Job Opening

Started by Katie Commender Jun 23, 2022. 0 Replies

Appalachian Sustainable Development is searching for a part-time, regionally remote Agroforester to join our team! This new position will be responsible for providing technical and financial…Continue

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