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New to Silvopasture

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Case Feb 1. 4 Replies

Please excuse my lack of knowledge on Silvopasture. Bear with me as I have some questions that may be a little "beginnerish.My wife and I have begun thinning/clearing a wooded section of our property…Continue

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Mike Case replied to Randal Seaton's discussion New to Silvopasture
"Hi Randal, I'm just around the corner in Casco. Our lot was selectively cut 2 times in the last 5 years - not whole tree and not well windowed. I'm probably going to price renting a tracked skidsteer with a rock bucket with grapple to help…"
Feb 1
Randal Seaton replied to Randal Seaton's discussion New to Silvopasture
"Thanks Brett. Tells me what I need to know. Got a bit of work to do I guess. Kinda'a figured."
Apr 21, 2016
Brett Chedzoy replied to Randal Seaton's discussion New to Silvopasture
"another option is to broadcast the seed then attempt to "hoof it in" with the animals during soft (but not too soft) ground conditions.  This may require giving them a little incentive to move around within the seeded area, like…"
Apr 18, 2016
Brett Chedzoy replied to Randal Seaton's discussion New to Silvopasture
"Randal, Dealing with the slash and leaf litter on the ground in recently thinned areas is a challenge.  Too much slash can be an impediment to the grazing animals, which are needed to help control the brush and weeds that want to come rushing…"
Apr 18, 2016
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Apr 8, 2016
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New to Silvopasture

Please excuse my lack of knowledge on Silvopasture. Bear with me as I have some questions that may be a little "beginnerish.My wife and I have begun thinning/clearing a wooded section of our property in preparation for our Silvopasture experiment. After clearing a quarter acre, and having decided what to do with all the slash, I realized that as our property is almost completely hardwood, I'm going to have a ton (literally) of fallen leaves to contend with. I know this sounds silly, but do I…See More
Mar 29, 2016
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Mar 29, 2016

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State where you live or work?
Maine
County where you live or work?
Oxford
What is your occupation relative to silvopasture? (for example, owner/producer, extension specialist, agency specialist, etc.)
Owner
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.
To make use of 3 acres of wooded property. Possible Silvopasture for 2 horses, 2 goats, 2 pigs (hopefully) and free range chickens. Multi year project with clearing, thinning, seeding, etc.

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

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy on Thursday. 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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