ForestConnect: Woodlot Regeneration: Strategies to Grow Trees and Limit Deer Impacts
Woodlot Regeneration: Strategies to Grow Trees and Limit Deer Impacts
June 19, 2019

Deer and interfering vegetation are primary barriers to successful regeneration of woodlands in many eastern states. This presentation will discuss the ecological features necessary for regeneration, the reasons to be concerned, likely causes of problems, silvicultural systems for regeneration and strategies to limit the barriers. Special attention will be given to a new technology developed at Cornell’s Arnot Forest, slash walls. Presented by Peter Smallidge, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University. Co-authored by Brett Chedzoy, Regional Extension Forester Schuyler County.

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Peter Smallidge
NYS Extension Forester, Director Arnot Teaching and Research Forest @Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Peter Smallidge works for Cornell University through extension and applied research. Peter is the NYS Extension Forester and the Director of the Cornell University Arnot Teaching and Research Forest. These activities take him throughout the state serving woodland owners, maple producers, farmers/graziers, foresters, and others who manage woodlands. As Arnot Forest Director, Peter provides leadership for the production, management, research and extension activities working with a core of dedicated and capable county and campus colleagues. Peter also teaches NTRES 3250 – Forest Management and Maple Syrup Production. Peter coordinates ForestConnect, Cornell’s Forest Resources Extension Program, by providing leadership for education to enhance the sustainability and stewardship of private forest lands in New York. This program depends upon a close working relationship with CCE educators throughout the state. ForestConnect includes several activities, such as the monthly web conferen