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.
Added by Jeff Jourdain on November 30, 2011 at 5:49pm — 1 Comment
One of the NE Silvopasture Conference attendees has provided a nice description of the conference, but even more so, the concepts of silvopasture. The key points offered in that blog recognize that silvopasture is more than just releasing livestock into the woods, but rather is a deliberate and intensive process that provides benefits to trees, livestock, farmers and the…Continue
Added by Peter Smallidge on November 17, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments
An interesting story about a livestock farmer who is adding trees to the pasture. He has focused on creating swales and establishing fruit trees. The farm is based in Bloomington, IN. The story (see the link) has some nice photos and diagrams of the design.
The author mentions films by Geoff Lawton, but I have not seen these.
Added by Peter Smallidge on November 10, 2011 at 11:43pm — No Comments
I found this story about an application of silvopasture to both use the pasture of the woods, but to do so and deliberately control undesired vegetation....the plant we love to hate Rhamnus cathartica (European buckthorn). This farmer is aware of the concerns of silvopasture, potential for compaction and damage to residual trees, but also alert to the value that it brings. The…Continue
Added by Peter Smallidge on November 10, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments