WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Just when you thought that utility poles had enough to worry about from wind, snow, and falling trees; Now this. This pole is getting its butt kicked by black bear. Apparently, both male and female bears rub their scent on “marking trees.” However, maleContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Here is one of the most under-rated fall foliage trees I know of–the sassafras tree. Although it is a smaller and shorter-lived tree than others, it makes it up in a few ways. The fragrant smell from one of its twigs and roots isContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? In 2018, I walked a member’s property in an area that I know “can” grow ginseng, but is seldom–if ever–found. The soil there is well-drained and great for growing forested plants. Some of the heights of the nearby trees are the tallest I knowContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I don’t like to see oak trees cut in the Catskills too often because of their important wildlife value in the form of acorns, unless they are competing with a better quality tree or it’s just their appropriate time for harvest. However, one benefitContinue Reading