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.
sassafras (Sassafras albidum) white oak (Quercus alba)
May the forest be with you,
Catskill Forest Association