The Lazarus Apple

September 4, 2019

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 County on an old farm. The tree snapped over, but re-rooted itself and resurrected towards the sun. It’s Lazarus in apple garb.

 

May the forest be with you,

 

Ryan Trapani

Director of Forest Services

Catskill Forest Association