WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? “Don’t kill deer daddy; that’s mean.” How does a father respond to such a statement from his 4-year old daughter? I empathize with fathers who give up hunting to placate their children. But, I think to myself she’s 4 years old & besides, sheContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I was out near White Lake, Sullivan County last week examining some hemlock trees. I think many are familiar with Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) & their devastating impact on hemlock trees. However, these trees were mostly absent of HWA. Instead they were riddled withContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? The maple trees have now long turned yellow and red and dropped their leaves. Last week I mentioned how oak were then reaching peak foliage. Now, it’s the American beech’s turn. Their foliage can be surprisingly good. Sometimes they just turn brown, but thisContinue Reading