WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Some awesome flowers right now in the woods. On the Shawangunk Ridge, the wild azaleas are showing off their brilliant pink flowers. In the Catskills at about 2,800 feet in elevation, I found my favorite trillium–the painted trillium. May the Forest Be with You,Continue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I was doing some tree work at a neighbor’s property last weekend and heard a loud hum; Something I’ve only heard once before. Although I thought it was pretty amazing to watch, the owner–or beekeeper–wasn’t pleased. Unfortunately, her bees were swarming and leaving herContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? This May marks this grafted apple tree’s 10-year birthday. The ornamental apple in front of CFA’s office was “beheaded” back in 2014 and 2 pencil-sized scionwoods from a tastier apple tree were inserted where only 1 was left to grow the next year. TheContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? At dusk behind my house I’ve noticed this year for the first time that a woodcock has made my small orchard his courting ground for bringing in the ladies, or hens. Male woodcocks like to stake out small openings in forests where some lowContinue Reading