Giant-Leaved Invasive Spotted in Woodstock

Giant-Leaved Invasive Spotted in Woodstock

Japanese Butterbur can grow leaves the size of a small child. Also known as Swamp Rhubarb and Giant Coltsfoot, Japanese butterbur can grow leaves to an impressive four feet in diameter. The huge leaves shade out other plants, leaving bare ground, which can lead to...
King Farm: Letting the Land Teach Us

King Farm: Letting the Land Teach Us

 By Pieter van Loon, VLT forester — Nineteen years ago, I drove up the hill to King Farm, in Woodstock, for my first day of work at VLT. I went past the sprawling white farmhouse and parked next to the main barn, its shingle siding aged to the color of dark...
Emerald Ash Borer Found in Vermont

Emerald Ash Borer Found in Vermont

The emerald ash borer, an invasive insect from Asia, has been found in Orange Plainfield, Groton, Barre, Derby Line, South Hero, and in other towns in Vermont. We are saddened by this news, since ash trees are important to Vermont’s forests, towns, and...
VLT and AmeriCorps: Hands-On Land Management

VLT and AmeriCorps: Hands-On Land Management

When Nate and Jessie Rogers bought their 133-acre farm on the Dog River in Berlin, they knew they were going to have river problems. Damage to the riverbanks delivered by 2011’s Tropical Storm Irene, coupled with the river’s twists and turns, has continually presented...