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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our landowners from New York Tree Farm

Last Call for Tree Farm Updates

 
Thank you to those who have responded to our request to update your tree farm data. If you have not sent in your form, please do so as soon as possible. You can send them to NYTF PO Box 24, Greenwich, NY 12834, or feel free to email them HERE!

Learn the basics of chainsaw use and safety

Act now, openings are still available or 12/10/2021 class

Learn how to safely use a chainsaw and fell trees at an upcoming Game of Logging class, sponsored by the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH). Widely recognized as a leader in logging safety, Game of Logging training combines demonstration with hands-on participation to teach chainsaw safety and cutting techniques.
Training Dates

Late Season Hunting

Hunting is among the most popular forms of wildlife recreation in New York State. Nearly 700,000 New Yorkers and over 50,000 nonresidents hunt in the Empire State. New York offers many exciting opportunities to hunt a large variety of wildlife, including big game, small game, game birds and furbearers.
 
2021 Season Dates

Forest conservation is an important line of climate defense
By John Bartow Jr ~executive director of Empire State Forest Products Association

New York is experiencing, first-hand, the far-reaching impacts of climate change and the global nature crisis. Climate change during our lifetimes may affect New Yorkers more than people in other parts of the world.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service report predicts that within the next several decades the northeastern United States will have a greater upward change in the yearly minimum temperatures than the rest of the country. This same report predicts the increase in summer heat will be most profound in the Northeast and Midwest, and that 50 percent of northeastern lands will see significant increases in drought.

New York’s forests and woodlands can make significant contributions to reducing the effects of impending climate shifts.

See the Full Article

CCE Lewis County Hosts Winter Maple School 12/11

Join your fellow maple producers on Saturday, December 11 at the Lewis County Education Center for a full day of workshops and hands-on learning offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Lewis County. Registration starts at 8:45 am with four workshops covering everything from spout types, the timing of tapping, new maple products, to updates on the "Super Sweet Tree". Hands-on workshops will be held on Confections, Tubing Installation, and a Sugarbush Management Woods Walk right next to the Education Center at Maple Ridge's Sugar Bush. 

This Winter Maple School will offer a beginner Maple Workshop providing an overview of the basics for making maple syrup, the how, when, and why of sap flow along with a hands-on activity with tapping, boiling, grading, packaging, and selling will also be covered. 

Any questions, please contact Michele Ledoux or by calling 315-376-5270

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Registration is now open for the NYSAF 2022 Annual Meeting!

This year's meeting will be held in person from Wednesday, January 26 through Friday, January 28, 2022, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Syracuse, New York. Our meeting will focus on Coming Together Again. For the tentative agenda and other details please click here.

Climate Action Council Meets on Draft Scoping Plan

The Climate Action Council (CAC) met and began their discussion, deliberations, and resolution of “unresolved issues” regarding recommendations within the Initial Draft of the Scoping Plan.  While the Scoping Plan is not available to the public you can see how the plan is taking shape based on the presentation and discussions.  You can find the presentation and other documents from the last few meetings here.
Click Here to Read Climate News on Page 7
— Upcoming NYFOA Events —

NYFOA/SOT - Potluck Dinner

Wednesday, January 19, 2022  6 pm - 9 pm
Kevin LaDue, Master Woodworking and Luthier
Cornell Cooperative Extension
840 Upper Front Street, Binghamton, NY
 

NYFOA/SAC Annual Meeting

Saturday, February 12, 2022  9:30 am - TBA
Cornell Cooperative Extension Office
50 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY
— Upcoming Events —
 
AFF's National Leadership Conference
February 15-17, 2022
The Lodge at Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, Alabama

NYTF Field Days 2022
Saturday, June 4, 2022
Camp Hollis, Oswego County, New York
More details soon!
    
The four sides of the Tree Farm sign: Water. Wildlife. Recreation. Wood.
 
The mission of the NY Tree Farm Program is to promote the growing of renewable forest resources on private lands in New York State while protecting environmental benefits and increasing public understanding of all benefits of productive forestry. 
 
Contact us at the New York Tree Farm Office:
PO Box 24
Greenwich, NY 12834
(518) 692-2829 
nytreefarm@gmail.com
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