WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? USDA Biologist–Tom Rawinski–once stated at the “Growing Deer Debate Conference” years back that if native plants are “given an equal playing field” in regards to deer browse, they will outcompete non-native and interfering plants. This deer exclosure installed jointly by NY Forest Owners AssociationContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? My first case of “dumpster-diving” in the Catskills. I have witnessed deer on the eastern slope of the Shawangunk Ridge in Ulster County (Town of Gardiner) browsing Norway spruce trees one other time. The needles of Norway spruce are extremely prickly and deer stayContinue Reading