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Silvopasture class in Albany NY

I picked up a copy of The Stockman Grass Farmer newspaper and saw a flyer for two upcoming classes they are going to have September 25th-27…

Started by Joe Repetur

0 Jul 19, 2020

Help: Oak acorn fungus/blight?

We have an oak tree with numerous acorns. All acorns are blighted like this. Apparently development was arrested. Can anyone help me ident…

Started by Joanne Vaughn

3 May 23, 2020
Reply by Joanne Vaughn

[Iowa] Looking for a critique of my plan

Hello All, New to silvopasture practice.  I am a forestry and Global Resource Systems student from Iowa State University.  Agroforestry h…

Started by Jesse Matt

7 Jan 11, 2020
Reply by Joanne Vaughn

Searching for tree seeds

Hey y'all, I'm in search of tree seeds - fruits, nuts, fodder, N fixers, etc. Do you have favorite seed/nut sources or cultivars? I'm look…

Started by Ben Harris

0 Jan 11, 2020

Anyone else seeding forages into pasture round bale leftovers

Thought I'd share this video I just uploaded about my silvopasture forage establishment trials in Brooktondale, NY. Enjoy! http://www.youtu

Started by Jonathan Bates

0 Dec 17, 2019

Wooded Pasture & Forestry NE History

Hello,  I am looking to learn more about the relationship between New England foresters and wooded pasture owners during the 20th century.…

Started by Elliot Baratz

0 Dec 17, 2019

Silvopasturing Series from Graze Magazine

The attached articles (hopefully in chronological order) were published over the past ~ year in Graze magazine (www.grazeonline.com).  Happ…

Started by Brett Chedzoy

3 Oct 29, 2019
Reply by Brett Chedzoy

Planted Silvopatures

Peter Smallidge shared this article with me on the potential carbon sequestration benefits of tree planting:  https://www.sciencenews.org/a

Started by Brett Chedzoy

0 Jul 19, 2019

Who has experience with Empress Tree?

Hello folks, I'm doing research for the possibility of growing this tree as a silvopasture crop, mostly for intensive silvopasture forage f…

Started by Jonathan Bates

13 Jul 2, 2019
Reply by Dr. Akos Bodnar

Traits of a good silvopastoralist

Good afternoon all!  My name is Jesse Matt - I am a forestry and global resource systems student at Iowa State University, with an emphasis…

Started by Jesse Matt

1 Jun 17, 2019
Reply by Brett Chedzoy

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Pasture-in-the-woods forestry consulting in PA

Started by Robbie Coville on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Hello folks. Are there any consultants here who advise and plan forestry thinning for silvopasture in PA? Or can you point me in the direction of anyone who provides those services in PA? Thank you!Continue

Need input whether I should chip tree limbs vs burning

Started by Mark E. Kunnemann. Last reply by Mark E. Kunnemann May 15. 6 Replies

I live in south central Texas on 21 very wooded acres. I have a plan to thin the trees to open up the canopy for allowing grasses to grow. I have 31 large piles of brush which I had planned to burn,…Continue

Biochar by-products from silvopasture thinnings

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Scott O'Bar May 14. 4 Replies

In 2020, a local grazier friend did an intensive thinning on 70 acres of mature woods to create silvopasture.  Learning from other's past mistakes (including mine) of leaving too much logging debris…Continue

Establishing Silvopasture in Horse Fields

Started by Susan Skalak. Last reply by Scott O'Bar May 14. 3 Replies

Hi,I am in Central Virginia and interested in establishing silvopasture in prior cattle/horse fields with no trees or cover.  I am rotationally grazing goats/sheep and horses.  Anyone in mid-Atlantic…Continue

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