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Starting a silvopasture in the woods

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Repetur Jun 5. 2 Replies

We have about 20+ acres of woods we can use as a silvopasture, but we're not sure how to start it. The woods are a mess, and we're not sure if we should "clear cut" and start over, or?? We have a lot…Continue

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Started Jul 20, 2018 0 Replies

Hi,My family and I have a small pasture poultry farm and we are looking at purchasing a 43 acre farm which has about 32 acres of woods .  My first thought was clearing it and turning it into…Continue

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Joe Repetur replied to Joe Repetur's discussion Starting a silvopasture in the woods
"It's has a lot of overgrown underbrush, Widow makers, standing dead,(some of which is rotted) and piles of old cut trees from who knows how long ago. We alao have a lot of stinging nettle, honey suckle everywhere."
Jun 5
Jeff Jourdain replied to Joe Repetur's discussion Starting a silvopasture in the woods
"Joe- What do you mean by a 'mess'?   When was the last time it was cut?  Did the forester recommend giving it 5 years for a harvest or to start converting to a silvopasture? Jeff"
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Starting a silvopasture in the woods

We have about 20+ acres of woods we can use as a silvopasture, but we're not sure how to start it. The woods are a mess, and we're not sure if we should "clear cut" and start over, or?? We have a lot of Northern White Pines which I know are good for lumber, along with some Birch, Oak, Maple and not sure. I had a forester look, and recommended giving it 5 years, but we don't know if we can look at the over grown mess for 5 years. Anyone else start off with woods rather than pasture?
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"We finally did It! After 9 months, we finally closed on our new homestead in VT. Now we're working on moving, and getting things going."
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"All goes well, we'll be closing on a place in VT in a few weeks. The other place in NY fell through. The new place has 30 acres of woods."
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"Wow so it's been a year. I thought I had posted an update a while ago, but I guess it didn't post. We`re still trying to buy a place."
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"Hey everyone, it's been a bit since we've been on here. We missed out on the place last year, but we're closing on a place in VT on the 25th"
Jun 1, 2019

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Producer
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We are in the process of purchasing a property in Vermont. We raise chickens for eggs, and meat, and we want to eventually raise heritage breed cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry.

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Starting a silvopasture in the woods

Started by Joe Repetur. Last reply by Joe Repetur Jun 5. 2 Replies

We have about 20+ acres of woods we can use as a silvopasture, but we're not sure how to start it. The woods are a mess, and we're not sure if we should "clear cut" and start over, or?? We have a lot…Continue

protecting young trees during fly season

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Jun 2. 2 Replies

As we get ready to move our 5 bulls from the "bull pen" pastures this weekend off to their respective breeding groups and other parts of the farm, I'm reminded that we're currently at the height of…Continue

Help: Oak acorn fungus/blight?

Started by Joanne Vaughn. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn May 23. 3 Replies

We have an oak tree with numerous acorns. All acorns are blighted like…Continue

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Feed values for fodder trees

Started by jackie milne. Last reply by jackie milne May 5. 4 Replies

Hello everyone!We live in northern Canada, we have Aspen, birch, popular, willows and various wild roses and berry shrubs as well as white and black spruce mainly some pine. What I have been trying…Continue

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