WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Here is one tree that really has caught my attention the last 2 springs–flowering cherry. This tree seems to do really well at the lower elevations of the Catskills. Between their wide-spreading branches and form and beautiful white flowers, they are ornamentally hard toContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? And the newest additions to the family are my daughter Magnolia Marie and this magnolia tree planted last fall. The magnolia tree was purchased from Manza’s Family Farm in Montgomery, Orange County. Let’s see how they both do this spring. Hopefully the site isContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? After looking at hundreds of planted and wild apple trees over the last several months, I’ve noticed something consistently about bear damage. Damage to the branches–regardless of where the fruit is–seems to mostly be at the top. Maybe it’s because bears feel most comfortableContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I spent the weekend in the Adirondacks on a Wilderness First Aid training in order to satisfy both 1st Aid & CPR in case an unfortunate event should occur in a remote area. In any case, I haven’t been in the Adirondacks in quiteContinue Reading