WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Down goes this old sugar maple near Margaretville, Delaware County. I have been watching this maple tree for almost 15 years. Low crotches or tight-unions on large trees like this one are always susceptible of breaking apart since each stem/leader grows into the other.
WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Autumn olives (Elaeagnus umbellata) has a bad reputation as an “invasive species.” However, this time of year is when–I believe–it stands out for its benefits. After most fruits have already begun rotting away or dropped, autumn olive hangs on. Some individual plants are sweeter