Recent news: The Emerald Ash Borer has been found in Dutchess County, across from the large Ulster and Greene County infestation. This is the first EAB find east of the Hudson River. See the 2011 maps at http://www.nyis.info/index.php?action=eab_maps
The new location is not yet on the map.
Arbor Day is Coming! Are you ready?
There are lots of things you can do to celebrate Arbor Day. Traditionally we plant a tree, have the Mayor read a proclamation, and get our picture taken by Frank with the paper. But, there are other things you can do. If you're, like me, concerned about the Emerald Ash Borer, or other forest health issue, you can use the day to bring some attention to it.
Here are some ideas:
Added by Rebecca Hargrave on March 28, 2012 at 2:53pm — No Comments
During the "How Pests Pester your Trees" webinar today, I was asked what references I use. I use a lot. Here is a short list. Some of these are for keying out, some would be used for verification of ID. Most of these do not include management recommendations; that's a different list!
Books I use (and I use mostly books for initial ID):
Insects that Feed on Trees and Shrubs. Johnson and Lyon. Cornell University Press:…Continue
The maple syrup season at Cornell's Arnot Forest has been good so far. We started production earlier than usual, and currently have about 60% of an average crop. We average 500 gallons per year; currently we have 285 gallons with more as I type. The weather is optimistically good through the beginning of next week. We are looking forward to another great Maple Weekend on March 17 and 18.
Added by Peter Smallidge on March 7, 2012 at 4:10pm — No Comments
RAHMA EDIBLE FOREST GARDEN CAMPAIGN WEEK THREE UPDATE
FIRST, THANK YOU
First, a thank you to our newest donors who have helped us reach the 20% level of our funding goal, with $375 online and $25 offline donations. We have 47 days left in…
Added by Frank Cetera on March 6, 2012 at 6:08pm — No Comments