WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Came across this monster red oak near a trail in Sundown Wild Forest. Check out those trunk flares near the base. Notice the double-leader on this behemoth. This was probably a stump-sprout from a cut tree back in the mid to late 1800s, perhapsContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Been getting some complaints from members of CFA that they’re not seeing too many birds around their bird feeder recently. I’m unsure exactly of the reason, but perhaps its due in part from the abundance of wild fruit. Seems like there is plenty ofContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Each year on my camping trip, I hit a small stand of old growth hemlock trees pretty high up in elevation. I used to hit another stand farther down, but those trees have unfortunately succumbed to hemlock woolly adelgid. This higher stand remains adelgid-free.Continue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Went for a walk last week up Peekamoose Mountain & amongst the sea of northern hardwoods (maple, beech, ash, hemlock), I saw this huge red oak tree growing in the state wilderness area. This oak must date back to when the proverbial “mountain air”Continue Reading