WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? And the winner for the most effective chainsaw for pruning apple trees is the Echo 2511T. This is the lightest gas-powered chainsaw on the market. I’ve always used Husqvarna & Stihl, & looked down on Echo, until now. This thing is so light, it’sContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Found some more cairns on a winter walk last weekend. These were above an old field that has grown into mature forest on state forest preserve land. You have to respect the ambition of these humans that moved all these rocks. Also found aContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? It’s common to find remnants of prior “work” from a much more gnarly pruner up in an old apple tree. You can always tell when a black bear has been in one. He sits in one spot and feeds the fruitful branches to hisContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Went for a walk on NYS Forest Preserve Land last week in the snow. Found some of these cairns near the head of a hollow about half-way up the ridge from a stream. It seems these cairns are a topic of dispute or discussionContinue Reading