Jun 13, 2014 — The Adirondack woodsman is a North Country archetype - brawny, independent, deeply versed in the ways of the North Woods. There are still loggers working in the forests of the Adirondacks and Tug Hill Plateau, though most are aided by chain saws and huge machinery today.
At Paul Smiths College, a summer school program is keeping the skills and ethos of the Adirondack woodsman alive. The program's 5th year starts next month. Go to full article
May 15, 2014 — Travel half a mile down a tree-lined dirt road in southern Ontario, and you'll find an oasis, a wooden cabin surrounded by sprawling gardens. Diana Beresford-Kroeger lives here with her husband Chris. She's a botanist in her 60s who clones rare trees. And she's also deeply ingrained in Celtic and Druidic traditions and faith. Sarah Harris spent a day with Diana Beresford-Kroeger in her gardens and among her trees. The place was enchanting -- and it just might hold the keys to what to we can grow as the region weathers climate change. Go to full article
Oct 29, 2013 — The American chestnut tree was once known as the "king-of the eastern forest." It tree grew more than 100 feet tall and 6 feet across, and accounted for a quarter of the... Go to full article
Paul Smiths, NY, Oct 10, 2013 — Earthworms, friend to lawn and garden, are actually an invasive species in northern forests, which developed in the worm-free environment of retreating glaciers 10,000 years... Go to full article
Paul Smiths, NY, Sep 26, 2013 — Trying to put nature back the way we found it can be more complicated than just leaving things alone. Dr. Curt Stager talks with Martha Foley about attempts to restore "green... Go to full article
May 31, 2013 — In the beginning of last century, a blight wiped out almost all of the chestnut trees, and today you're almost as likely to come across a unicorn as you are a fully grown,... Go to full article