A hungry tree

This tree germinated under the ledge of a rock outcrop. As it grew, the tree had to accommodate the outcrop. Now it looks like a hungry tree trying to take a bite out of the …

Rot

Rot is everywhere in the woods, and we often don’t notice it.  Here are some pretty mushrooms and lichens. This red oak snapped off in a storm.  It’s nothing but a thin veneer of sound …

Tree Frog on a Milkweed

Paul and I were marking a timber sale in Juneau County, near New Lisbon.  The landowner built several small ponds on the property.  Not only do the amphibians like the ponds, but Anja the forestry …

White Pine Pollen and Cones

I was out on the Kickapoo with some friends recently, and the white pine got our attention. It’s that time of year with every branch is studded with new….. what do you call them? flowers? …

Spring is in the Air

The recent warm weather is making it feel like spring. I found deer ticks on Anja the forestry dog, and a birder told me he saw a red winged blackbird. The plants are getting into …

KWC Forester Allissa Corrow

Allissa joined the KWC as a full-time forester in 2016 with experience in north woods forestry, fire management and ecological research. She holds degrees in Biology/Ecology from Western Washington University and Forest Management from the …

A Windmill Farm

I was working on setting up a timber sale in the bottomlands of the Black River, and got a real kick out of this windmill farm on the way.  

KWC Forester Thomas Wyse

Thomas Wyse has a B.S. in Forestry from Michigan Technological University, and an M.S. from Ohio State in Natural Resources. He has worked as a full time professional forester since 2004 in Western Washington, Northern …