WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Yellow birch is a cool tree. It has beautiful yellow or gold papery bark and like black birch, its twigs taste like wintergreen. Yellow birch also has one unique competitive advantage over other trees. It can grow on just about anything. On a steepContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I remember talking to a local logger years back about his upcoming work schedule. There was some weather coming in or something, and he would calmly reply, “Well, if the mailman works, then I will be.” Although I would argue working outside is moreContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Well, the maple sugaring season seems to be finally in full-swing. The short-term forecast shows some cold days coming up that might inhibit sap-flow, but this weekend also shows a day in the 60s! Although temperatures have been “warm” or conducive for sap-flow, treesContinue Reading