Pruning apple trees

Time to prune your apple trees! FALPS' President Ralph Scarpino, Board member Mike Schulde and DEEP's Jim Warner, a FALPS liaison, and DEEP forest maintenance, Craig Anderson, pruned an apple tree this morning at the Honald tract, a new addition to American Legion State Forest. They reported the temps were cold but, in Ralph's words,... Continue Reading →

Look for Green on our hike!

If you're planning on celebrating into the late night on St. Patrick's Day, why not spend part of the afternoon with us on our Annual St. Patty's Day hike? Perhaps we'll even find traces of green as plants try to find the sun.

Dealing with Invasives

In an effort to thwart the further growth of invasive phragmites--the tall brownish grasses with plumed heads that grow in marshy areas, FALPS' President Ralph Scarpino and other volunteers joined Tim Batchelor of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's (DEEP) Fire Control Unit in trying to burn the phragmites while Beaver Meadow Marsh was... Continue Reading →

Bare Necked Trees and how to Identify Them in Winter…

Come join FALPS  and Master Wildlife Conservationist, Lynn Kochiss, for a talk on winter tree identification in Connecticut. Lynn will go over various ways to identify trees--even when the leaves are off! Sunday, February 17th from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Barkhamsted Town Garage Community Room, 33 New Hartford Road (Route 44), Barkhamsted.

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