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New York
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Tompkins
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Owner/producer
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I have an established stand of shipmast locust. The trees are 50-80 years old. We have been harvesting the trees that are showing signs of deterioration and sawing them into boards/cribbing on our Norwich sawmill. We recently began clearing the understory and undesirable growth with an excavator and chainsaw to give the desireable trees room to sucker. We will be applying herbacides to kill the invasive vines and shrubs and then planting grasses. I have also experimented with taking root cuttings to produce clones. I would like to fence in the stand for livestock to maintain control of the site.

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What is Silvopasturing?

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Joe Orefice 2 minutes ago. 5 Replies

This topic probably should have been discussed at the forum’s inception in 2011, but better late than never :) Two recent articles in the February, 2018 Stockman Grass Farmer covered many good…Continue

"Slash Walls" and innovative forest regeneration strategies - potential applications for silvopastures?

Started by Brett Chedzoy Feb 7. 0 Replies

The link below is for a blog on the Cornell forestry forum related to using logging debris (slash) for exclusionary fences to protect forest regeneration from deer pressure (or livestock pressure). …Continue

Growing Black Locust as a Timber Cash Crop in the Northeast

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Nov 16, 2017. 3 Replies

Posting the presentations here in the order they were givenContinue

The Grassfed Exchange Conference

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Nov 16, 2017. 5 Replies

Some of you will be heading to the Grassfed Exchange Conference later this week in Albany.  This national conference dedicated to pasture-based livestock production will have a record attendance of…Continue

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