WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Maple trees–red and sugar–are beautiful; They give us those brilliant red and golds. However, maple seems more finicky and sensitive to wind and rain and loses its leaves after a storm. Oaks aren’t as bright, but beautiful in their own rite. White oak hasContinue Reading

The 2019 maple season is coming to a close. Both Ryan & John made some syrup on a backyard scale. Many of CFA’s members also got into the backyard maple sugaring business as well. We’ll discuss how the season went, things we learned and potential tips for making improvements. RyanContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Went to a member’s property the other day above Fleischmanns, Delaware County to check on their apple trees and saw this sugar maple. I had to go back to the truck & get my diameter tape. The tree measured 58.5″ in diameter at breastContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? It seems both Mr. Heron & I were after the same thing, the little brown trout. Dinosaurs may be extinct, but I imagine the blue heron seems pretty “Tyrannosaurus Rex-like” when it hovers its crane-like neck and beak over the stream. It’s long, narrowContinue Reading