Mistletoe: There’s Nothing Romantic About It

Mistletoe may be good for those desiring a kiss but not so much for your trees… We see a lot of mistletoe around here. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that love and lingering holiday cheer are in the air, but rather, that the seeds propagating the parasite are soon to be airborne. (And watch out: Mistletoe …read in detail

Hemlock Health and Heart Rot

Into the forest, a big wind blew, breaking the old hemlock’s heart… Last Friday, major winds buffeted the region and, right outside our cabin window, we witnessed some of the collateral damage: A tall and solitary hemlock snapped and tumbled to the earth. We saw it fall, the whole spectacle frightening and surreal. Thankfully, the …read in detail