Joseph Orefice

Lecturer and Director of Forest & Agricultural Operations

Selected Publications

Orefice, J. (2020). Silviculture, and why it belongs in a sugarbush. Maple Syrup Digest: 59(1): 24-29

Stewart, A., Coble, A., Contosta, A.R, Orefice, J.N., Smith, R.G., and H. Asbjornsen. (2019). Forest Conversion to silvopasture and open pasture: effects on soil hydraulic properties. Agroforestry Systems 00:000 (volume in press, available online). 

Orefice, J., Smith, R.G., Carroll, J., Asbjornsen, H., and T. Howard. (2019).Forage productivity and profitability in newly-established open pasture, silvopasture, and thinned forest production systems.  Agroforestry Systems 93: 51-65

Orefice, J. (2018). Preliminary Results on the Timing of Tapping of Maple and Birch in the Northern Adirondacks. The Maple News Jun/July 2018

Orefice, J. (2018). Three Years of 3/16” Research at the Uihlein Forest. The Maple News Jun/Jul 2018

Orefice, J. (2018). A heavy load: forestry and suicide. The Forestry Source 23(3): 17

Orefice, J., Smith, R.G., Carroll, J., Asbjornsen, H., and D. Kelting. (2017). Soil and understory plant dynamics during conversion of forest to silvopasture, open pasture, and heavily thinned woodlot. Agroforestry Systems 91: 729-739

Orefice, J. and J. Carroll. (2017). Silvopasture, it’s not a load of manure: differentiating between silvopasture and wooded livestock paddocks in the northeastern United States. Journal of Forestry 115(1): 71-72

Orefice, J., Carroll, J., Conroy, D., and L. Ketner. (2017). Silvopasture practices and perspectives in the northeastern united states. Agroforestry Systems 91: 149-160

Orefice, J., Carroll, J., and L. Ketner. (2016). Photo Guide to Northeastern United States Silvopasture. Available online at:

Covey, K.R., Orefice, J., and X. Lee. (2012). The physiological ecology of carbon science in forest stands.In“Managing Forest Carbon in a Changing Climate” (Eds., M.S. Ashton, M.L. Tyrrell, D. Spalding, and B. Gentry). Springer, Dordrecht Heidelberg London New York.