Stewards Circle donors gathered to celebrate 30 years of local conservation with MHLC board and staff at Indian Ladder Farms Cidery & Brewery.
MHLC Stewardship Coordinator Marshall Lefebvre discusses the many roles that beech plays in the landscape and some of the afflictions confronting these graceful trees such as beech bark disease, and the newly emergent beech leaf disease.
An end of the season farewell from MHLC's 2022 Summer Land Steward Parker Eversoll
Here’s a hot topic: Spongy Moth (formerly: “Gypsy Moth”). It seems like it’s EVERWHERE. I’ve fielded several calls this season already about the issue. “What the heck is happening to the woods?” Maybe I can shed a little light on what we’re seeing.
A bizarre and highly destructive introduced forest pest insect, that has been decimating our beloved Eastern Hemlock trees all up and down the eastern US and Canada.
Thank you to all the volunteers who helped to make our Earth Day Clean-up at Bender Melon Farm a success! The workday was a great start to what will certainly be a busy stewardship season.
There are many projects in motion at the preserve this spring—read the latest updates here!
The eastern hemlock (AKA Canada Hemlock) is one of four species of the Tsugagenus, native to North America: T. caroliniana (Carolina), T. heterophylla (Western), and T. mertensiana (Mountain) being the other three. Learn more in this blog post from our new Stewardship Coordinator Marshall Lefebvre!