Move Over Sugar Maple & Say Hello to Sassafras!

October 25, 2016

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST?

Fall foliage this season was one of the best in years. As you might have guessed, red & sugar maple were awesome, showing off their blazing red and golden colors. However, oak trees were no slouch either. I even noticed a sassafras* tree that would rival any sugar maple for the golden foliage award. *Sassafras are found mostly on the eastern escarpment of the Catskill Mountains.

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sassafras (Sassafras albidum)                                                                                            white oak (Quercus alba)

 

 

May the forest be with you,

Ryan Trapani

Education Forester

Catskill Forest Association