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Tree Selection Models

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Moyer Dec 21, 2016. 2 Replies

Species recommendations for farmers planting trees in pastures usually assumes the weather in 25 years will be the same as today. Given climate change, that assumption is likely incorrect.Is anyone…Continue

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Richard Moyer replied to John S. Weedon's discussion Tree Selection Models
"John,  We live and farm in the southern Appalachians, and appreciate your questions.  New to this forum, will just throw out a few ways to answer your question, then glad to expand on any of these.  I agree with Edmund that awareness…"
Dec 21, 2016
Edmund Brown replied to John S. Weedon's discussion Tree Selection Models
"Look south? And more arid? That's what I do when I ruminate on what my CNY farm might look like like 40-50 years from now. There are so many variables that putting any stock in a detailed model seems every bit as fraught as just looking several…"
Dec 17, 2016
John S. Weedon posted a discussion

Tree Selection Models

Species recommendations for farmers planting trees in pastures usually assumes the weather in 25 years will be the same as today. Given climate change, that assumption is likely incorrect.Is anyone aware of species distribution models (SDM) that farmers might be able to use easily to help decide which trees will survive and thrive for a specific site under various climate scenarios?  Or, if SDM aren't the appropriate tool, what could farmers and agroforesters use to glimpse the future?See More
Dec 5, 2016
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Multi-functional Buffers and the NTFP Calculator: Insight from Appalachian Sustainable Development at Webinar

December 2, 2016 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Traditional riparian forest buffers help protect our waterways by reducing agricultural run-off and soil loss while also providing shade and woody debris to enhance wildlife habitat. Multi-functional riparian buffers build on this idea by also allowing landowners to grow a perennial food crop in the buffer zone. Join us for the third installment of the NEMA Agroforestry Webinar Series, with Emily Lachiniet and Katie Commender of Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD).To register, click on…See More
Nov 29, 2016
John S. Weedon commented on Joe Orefice's blog post New publication
"Excellent. Looking forward to the results."
Nov 21, 2016
John S. Weedon commented on Joe Orefice's blog post New publication
"Thanks for the information. Have you continued to collect data from the plots beyond 2014?"
Nov 21, 2016
John S. Weedon commented on Joe Orefice's blog post New publication
"Thanks, Joe, for sharing your research paper. I was curious about a couple of things. In the silvopasture treatments, did you fence off any of the trees to prevent damage or was the entire plot open and available for grazing? Also, were there any…"
Nov 21, 2016
John S. Weedon posted an event

Grazing Management to Promote Small Ruminant Health at Webinar

November 16, 2016 from 2pm to 3pm
Small ruminants raised in the eastern United States are susceptible to specific health concerns including gastrointestinal parasites. Many of these concerns can be addressed through proper grazing management and forage species selection. Practices and techniques that can sustain or improve sheep and goat health and production will be presented and discussed.To register please click on…See More
Nov 14, 2016
John S. Weedon is now a member of silvopasture
Nov 13, 2016

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Connecticut
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Hartford
What is your occupation relative to silvopasture? (for example, owner/producer, extension specialist, agency specialist, etc.)
Land Conservation
Please describe, with two or three sentences, why you are interested in silvopasture. Your answer helps us ensure that only those people truly interested in silvopasture are added as members.
I am enrolled in the agroforestry graduate program at University of Missouri.

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Getting started with silvopasture

Started by Kellan Cook. Last reply by Kellan Cook 4 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hello all!Just a quick background:  my family and I are on 12.5 acres in south central PA.  We have already established our version of a few rows of silvopasture.  My wife and I tried our hand at…Continue

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

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy May 18. 6 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

Role of Silvopasturing in "Saving the Planet"

Started by Brett Chedzoy May 15. 0 Replies

Thanks to Erica Campbell from Senator Sander's office for sharing with our "Northeast Silvopasture Initiative" group...Silvopasture is listed as a TOP TEN solution to climate change, according Paul…Continue

Open Position: Research Scientist in Silvopasture - UMCA

Started by Michael A Gold May 1. 0 Replies

The MU Agroforestry Center has an open position "Research Scientist - Silvopasture".   Seeking a Ph.D. w/a strong background in pasture-based grazing systems (livestock, esp. cattle) and forages.  If…Continue

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