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PINK LADY’S SLIPPER: I’M TALKING FLOWERS HERE!

Karl VonBerg Wednesday, 15 May 2019

PINK LADY’S SLIPPER: I’M TALKING FLOWERS HERE!

If you have ever seen this little beauty of an orchid, also known as the Moccasin Flower, you will remember it!

Making (Tree) Babies

Joshua VanBrakle Wednesday, 08 May 2019

Making (Tree) Babies

Establishing baby trees is critical for your woods’ future, but like any parenting, it takes patience and hard work.

Building Skidder Bridges for the WAC Bridge Loan Program

Kris Brown Wednesday, 01 May 2019

Building Skidder Bridges for the WAC Bridge Loan Program

Logger Tom Wormell shared his expertise in skidder bridge construction during a Trained Logger Certification course in Saugerties, NY.

Woods Wash Water

Tyler Van Fleet Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Woods Wash Water

Mother Nature takes issue with the idea that NYC’s drinking water is unfiltered.

The New York City Watershed Explained

Tyler Van Fleet Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Do you know where NYC’s drinking water comes from?

What is a Watershed & Why Should I Care?

Tyler Van Fleet Wednesday, 10 April 2019

What is a Watershed & Why Should I Care?

A watershed is a shed that holds water, right?

To Improve Your Woods, Practice ‘Worst First’ Forestry

Joshua VanBrakle Wednesday, 03 April 2019

To Improve Your Woods, Practice ‘Worst First’ Forestry

High-grading removes the best trees and damages your woods. Turn it around and practice “worst first” forestry to boost your woods’ long-term economic and wildlife values.

Catskill Baseball Bats

Andrew Krutz Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Catskill Baseball Bats

Catskill sugar maple trees are likely being used to make many of the baseball bats you will see in a Major League Baseball game.

Weird Woodpecker: The Northern Flicker

Joshua VanBrakle Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Weird Woodpecker: The Northern Flicker

If a woodpecker pecks on the ground instead of wood, is it still a woodpecker? Isn’t it a ground-pecker?

Another Robin

Karl VonBerg Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Another Robin

It’s easy to take the American robin for granted, but these tidbits about Turdus migratorius will have you looking at this common bird with a new sense of wonder.

Posting the property boundaries at Siuslaw Model Forest

Kris Brown Wednesday, 06 March 2019

Posting the property boundaries at Siuslaw Model Forest

I’ve never been described as a multi-tasker, but that all changed when I went snowshoeing and boundary line posting (both for the first time) at Siuslaw Model Forest.

Who (or What) Done It?

Karl VonBerg Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Who (or What) Done It?

Do you ever get curious about what you see when you walk in the woods? What if you saw this?

Working to Protect Water Quality and Support Economic Viability on Woodlot Harvests in the NYC Watershed

Kris Brown Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Working to Protect Water Quality and Support Economic Viability on Woodlot Harvests in the NYC Watershed

Protecting water quality during a timber harvest can be a challenge, but working with loggers to find practical, cost-effective solutions is what we are passionate about.

Shooting the Horse that Wins the Race

Joshua VanBrakle Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Shooting the Horse that Wins the Race

High-grading and diameter-limit cutting are two common logging practices. They provide short-term income, but they damage your woods in the long run. Avoid them in favor of “worst first” forestry.

A Critter and a Pine Woods

Karl VonBerg Wednesday, 06 February 2019

A Critter and a Pine Woods

What’s with that pile of stripped pine cones? Was some sort of seed collecting machine set up there for a while? Well, yes actually.

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