WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Last week John MacNaught & I treated the largest white ash I’ve ever seen in Delaware County (49″ in diameter at breast height). As many of you know, ash is being killed by Emerald Ash Borer. We hope to preserve this ash into theContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Been in the woods liberating some apple trees that were being overgrown by musclewood trees. One musclewood (a.k.a. ironwood, blue beech) actually “swallowed up” one of the apple tree’s limbs. May the forest be with you, Ryan Trapani Executive Director Catskill Forest AssociationContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Still grafting apple trees for CFA members. Today, I had the chance to monkey around on an extremely wide stretching apple tree. Its limbs spread so wide you could walk down it like on a cat-walk. It’s amazing how far apple trees will stretch to getContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST It’s just beautiful out there. Between the serviceberry, apple, & pear trees flowering, there is no shortage of color & fragrance. I was at a member’s property grafting some apple trees the other day & became acquainted with a new favorite–American plum. The foliageContinue Reading