WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Yes, I see plenty of deer out there, but this was a first, especially considering where it occurred. I was hiking over near Kelly Hollow when I saw a deer about 40 yards ahead of me on the trail. I figured since the windContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Earlier this winter I had to cut down a hazardous sugar maple at someone’s property near Margaretville. The tree was part of an old sugarbush that I knew had been tapped for many decades. When sawing up the tree into “cookies” it revealed aContinue Reading

Ideas for Dealing with Coronavirus   Remembering that all CFA members have the same thing in common leads me to put out this note as a way of dealing with the day-to-day humdrum.  With today being the first day where there was no coffee break at the Bun ’n ConeContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I pass by these two old apple trees on the way to work most mornings. You can see from the photos that the branch-union on the right side  of both trees had failed and half to one-third the tree is now mortally wounded. IfContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Just got back from a training near Boston at Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum. I had some time before the class to walk around. If you like seeing different trees, this is the place. I couldn’t cover the entire arboretum since it’s 281 acres. TheContinue Reading