WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Shortly after Memorial Day or so & into August marks the best time to peel bark from hemlock trees. Hemlock bark was traditionally used in the Catskills–and many parts of the eastern US–for making tanning liquor from. Bark is grinded up and water addedContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Last week I had about an hour to kill before sunset and didn’t feel like going for a walk. Instead, I grabbed my camera, climbing line, and harness and found the tallest nearby tree in order to snatch a photo of the sun settingContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Well, it’s at the point now with this tree–white ash–that in some areas, the only ones alive are the few we chemically inject to kill the larvae of the emerald ash borer. June is a full month spent “saving” ash trees via CFA’s TREEContinue Reading