This is How You Make Chaga Tea

Chaga is delicious and offers many health benefits. This is how you make chaga tea.

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Fall Foliage Report

Where to See the Best New York Fall Foliage 2021

It’s just starting now, in mid-September — the first signs of New York’s fall foliage. Here’s the best place to track your leafy updates…

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eastern white pine needles

How to Make Pine Needle Tea

This article explains how to harvest various kinds of pine needles and turn them into deliciously distinctive teas in your kitchen — in just a few minutes!

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hand holding Shagbark Hickory bark

How to Make Shagbark Hickory Syrup

This article describes how to harvest shagbark hickory bark sustainably to whip up a ridiculously tasty syrup at home.

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Leave No Trace at the Trailhead

Step up your LNT game with this simple post-hike trick.

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DEC Update on Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Treatment

Approximately 2,500 hemlock trees were treated to kill any present HWA and protect from any future infestations.

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hwa lice on hemlock

Catskills Hemlocks Under Threat

Spend any time in the Catskills and you’ll see how special our hemlock groves are, and how unique their micro-environment is. Learn about Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and how you can help.

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