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Looking for black locust seeds & posts in Tioga County, PA vicinity

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nathan Smelser Jan 7, 2016. 2 Replies

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Nathan Smelser replied to Nathan Smelser's discussion Looking for black locust seeds & posts in Tioga County, PA vicinity
"Great!  Thanks for the tip! Yep, I have found a few real close, though I am still working on getting permission to harvest adequate quantities!  Longer term, I like what you're promoting here, and it sure makes sense to integrate…"
Jan 7, 2016
Brett Chedzoy replied to Nathan Smelser's discussion Looking for black locust seeds & posts in Tioga County, PA vicinity
"Doesn't seem like it'd be too hard to find some local stands of locust in Tioga Co, PA. A potential future source of "improved" black locust is Twisted Tree Farm nursery just north of you in Spencer, NY.  Akiva is…"
Jan 6, 2016
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Looking for black locust seeds & posts in Tioga County, PA vicinity

Hi, I just moved to Tioga County, PA and am looking for a some harvestable black locust trees for fenceposts. Having browsed this site, I am now also interested in seeds from "straighter than average" trees, as the silvopasture idea seems to make good sense.Does anyone in the vicinity have excess black locust which I…See More
Dec 21, 2015
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Pennsylvania
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Tioga
What is your occupation relative to silvopasture? (for example, owner/producer, extension specialist, agency specialist, etc.)
Owner/producer
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.
While looking for more black locust, I found your article on grazing amongst black locusts. I have a few cows in TX, but just moved to a small farm in PA to start a grazing operation here (cow/calf, likely sheep & goats as well).

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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

When Shade is Part of the Plan

Started by Brett Chedzoy Apr 19. 0 Replies

One of the top "frequently asked questions" is what forages might grow well in silvopastures.  Much has already been posted on this forum (dig around a bit) on this topic.  The short answer is: "it…Continue

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