WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Every tree is a little different and you never know what peculiarities one might find. While pruning some apple trees today, I came across this funky ash tree; If you look closely, it’s not actually touching the ground! This tree profoundly exemplifies a tree’sContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? The 2019 maple sugaring season has ended for me in central Ulster County. The season finished as one of the best with high sugar contents and the most syrup I’ve made/tap as of yet. I’d like to take credit for it, but really itContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Sometimes a seemingly perfectly healthy tree can begin to die & then a perfectly damaged tree survives; This is one example I saw the other week off the side of the road. This maple tree had been damaged by livestock and burned near itsContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Maple sugaring season may be underway or in fact waning down as temperature-forecasts show a warming trend in central Ulster County. However, once temps remain above freezing consistently for a couple of days marks the time to spray dormant oil on your apple andContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I realize there are complaints about the “invasive” nature of honeysuckle in the Catskill Mountains and beyond. But, I have to admit that in a forest continually maturing which offers less and less young growth for wildlife cover, there are some benefits. Take thisContinue Reading