WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? It’s pretty warm out right now, but a few days ago we had some low temperatures reaching below 30 degrees. I have three different fruit trees flowering right now: peach, apple, and Asian pear. Peach and Asian pears seem like they were too exposedContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? One of my favorite spring flowers just made its arrival here yesterday in Ulster County–Serviceberry (Amelanchier spp.). Serviceberry is also known as shadbush, shadblow, bilberry, and Juneberry. It’s a kind of non-descript little gray tree that goes unnoticed until it flowers, making a strongContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST It’s just beautiful out there. Between the serviceberry, apple, & pear trees flowering, there is no shortage of color & fragrance. I was at a member’s property grafting some apple trees the other day & became acquainted with a new favorite–American plum. The foliageContinue Reading