WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? A couple of weeks ago, Ulster County was hit pretty hard by heavy ice. Look it how thick this maple branch was coated in the frozen stuff. Although there was quite a bit of damage, it was pretty seeing the sunlight filter through allContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Got a chance to really drive around over the weekend and observe some of the tree damage from last week’s ice storm. Tree failures or damage mostly occurred on over-extended limbs or worse on co-dominant stems or leaders. In order to prevent this fromContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Seeds of hemlock, basswood, and birch scattered over crusted snow makes a valuable food source for overwintering animals. In this case, the seeds of hophornbeam provides a quick meal for a cottontail rabbit. Also known as ironwood due to their dense bark, these understoryContinue Reading