WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Finally got to do some Father’s Day fishing and brought home a few wild brown trout over the last couple of days. My favorite way is to bake ’em with bread crumbs, olive oil, lemon juice and maple syrup (towards the end of baking).Continue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Many of us might think that the more rain or humidity we get, the better for trees. This is true up to a certain amount. However, too much rain or humidity at the wrong time can be harmful to trees. This year, we’ve beenContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Well, this might be the largest sugar maple I’ve ever seen in the Catskills, or top 3; That’s for sure. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a diameter tape, but I’d say it’s well over 55″ in diameter at breast height. This behemoth was found growingContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I’m not sure you can tell or not from the photo, but one ash tree is looking healthier than the other. The ash on the right was treated 2 years ago, while the one on the left was untreated. This area in Sullivan County–forContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Last week, I treated 2 large hemlocks at a member’s property against hemlock woolly adelgid. After finishing, I was talking with the member near his porch, and he said, “Oh look a fawn.” I looked out into the field, but saw none. “No,” heContinue Reading