Monthly Archives: March 2012

Wildflowers Blooming in March!

By Mary Beth Pottratz The cheeky warble of an eastern bluebird greets me at the Arboretum today! Perched atop a tall tree at the entrance to Three Mile Drive, it announces to all that spring is here. A bank of … Continue reading

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Where is the Sap?

By Richard DeVries This season was supposed to be record breaking. I was confident we would get more sap than ever before; it was going to be a great season. Throughout the year we made changes and improvements to the … Continue reading

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Amore!

By Boak Wiesner Lots of skeins of geese flying overhead – sometimes at three different levels simultaneously – remind me of what Aldo Leopold said about spring, that while one swallow may not the summer make, a skein of geese cleaving … Continue reading

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Pressurized Trees

By Richard DeVries It takes a cold frosty night followed by a nice warm spring day for a Maple tree to build up pressure inside its trunk. A Maple tree can do this because some of the cells in the … Continue reading

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Tubing and Tapping

By Richard DeVries Saturday morning, eight of us went out to install the tubing and tap the trees on our south-hill.  We have to re-install the tubing every year. Over a hundred Sugar Maples on this hill are tagged, starting … Continue reading

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