Unwanted visitors: Hemlock Woolly Adelgids

Unwanted visitors: Hemlock Woolly Adelgids

The hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) is an insect that feeds on sap. But what about this microscopic bug gives it the ability to destroy eastern hemlock stands? Learn more.

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...