WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? It’s not perfect, but if you’re looking for an all-around pesticide to apply to your apple trees, perhaps Surround WP might work. Surround is mostly kaolin clay and is far less toxic than other pesticides. It forms a barrier or film that protects theContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I mostly plant fruit trees around the house. People are often surprised that I don’t grow vegetables. The fruit trees, chickens, chasing deer, and tapping maple trees are enough. Besides, the forest has some good vegetables already growing in it. Trout lilies are oneContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? More charcoal. While walking off-trail near Cross Mountain, I came across some charcoal hidden on the forest floor. Another place that must have experienced fire in its past. Charcoal doesn’t really breakdown & will be there for a long time. Often these tiny littleContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? At CFA, we often install owl boxes for members. We can’t guarantee tenants since these animals are unpredictable. Also, most forests have plenty of competition for rentable rooms inside large, decayed spaces of dying trees. Still, these boxes offer one way to attract owlsContinue Reading