Cornell Cooperative Extension will hold two one-hour Forest Connect webinars on A Restoration Strategy for Future New York Woodlands on May 20th at noon and 7 p.m.
For more than 20 years people who own and work in northeastern woodlands have struggled to overcome the effects that deer and interfering vegetation have on their efforts to regenerate hardwood species in adequate density. A feasible solution is essential to ensure diversity and desirable regeneration when harvested and maturing forests are replaced.
In 2017, Cornell Cooperative Extension developed a novel and innovative approach known as “slash walls” to address the two greatest barriers to successful forest regeneration: deer impacts and competing vegetation. This strategy has since been utilized successfully on over 400 acres at Cornell’s Arnot Teaching and Research Forest.
These webinars, presented by Peter Smallidge from Cornell University and Brett Chedzoy from Cornell Extension of Schuyler County, will focus on slash wall costs, construction methods, effectiveness, suitable applications, benefits, outcomes, and if/how to use them on your property or property that you manage.
To take part in one of these webinars, obtain your registration ID via: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5IRFqn7oSYm5D-Vyqb8-3Q
If prompted for a password use “Cornell”.