WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? I found this little sycamore about 2 years ago down the road and transplanted it in the front yard. This year it seems to be “warming up” to my place and beginning to put on some growth. I love American sycamore. They have thatContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? This cool, rainy spring has been great if you’re a leaf fungus. Casualties of leaf diseases can be seen by early leaf-drop and die-back upon sycamore trees. Noticeably bare sycamores can be seen while driving state route 28 or through¬†most large valleys in theContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Tapped a sycamore tree last week; that’s right, a sycamore. It ran about a gallon or so. Tested its sugar content & it was a whopping 0.5%; that means it takes about 171 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of sycamore syrup. HopefullyContinue Reading