WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Remember playing in leaves as a kid? I haven’t thought about it much until I came back to pick up my kids and found one of my daughters (Maple Amber) hidden among the maple leaves. Fall is here! May the forest be with you,  Continue Reading


WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? When I first moved to our house in Samsonville in 2012, I thought about cutting this red maple tree. It is stunted looking and it’s form is “okay.” However, I can’t think of a red maple with better foliage; It’s always a brilliant redContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? If you’re not familiar with this tree, you might want to; It’s pawpaw. They make large banana custard-like fruit. What’s just as good is that deer don’t seem to browse the foliage for some reason. The pawpaws I see contain leaves down to theContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Sometimes I get called in to a member’s property to assess whether a tree is hazardous to property and people. This one I saw near Woodridge, Sullivan County & had to turn around and snap a photo. I’d say there’s some slight side-lean toContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I am constantly amazed at how difficult it can be to plant and establish a young apple tree and yet, once established, how tough these trees can be. I snapped a photo of this apple that just refused to quit near Monticello, Sullivan CountyContinue Reading