How To Keep Healthy Trees

Like your 401K, your trees are leafy investments that pay dividends. You want to keep them green and growing for years to come.

Find Beauty in Forest Loss

The death of a tree, as with the end of the growing season, rejuvenates other life—we just have to open our eyes to see it.

7 Common Tree-transplant Mistakes

When updating your farm landscape with trees and shrubs, avoid making these transplanting faux pas to ensure your plants thrive.

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Battle Invasive Plants During Planting Day

In the first National Planting Day, groups across the country commit to planting native species to encourage native wildlife and stop the spread of invasive species.

Forest Unleashed

My 8-acres of forest—planted to oak, black walnut, elm and ash—has filled in with more than its share of cottonwood and box elder. Had I planted my trees in rows, I could have simply mowed the errant seedlings, but my trees were broadcast seeded and grew the old fashioned way: where they wanted.

A Lesson, a Ritual, Gifts

Photo by Judith Hausman I canned my foraged “parking lot” pears in rum with plums and ground cherries. It’s a rainy, rainy day, and a rain we sorely need here in the Hudson Valley. Despite the rain, I had to go get the quince today, or else I’d have been too late for them. About […]