Adirondack Daily Enterprise and Forest, by Richard Gasten-usFri, 6 May 2016 20:14:06 EDTFri, 6 May 2016 20:14:06 EDT for gardening the years, I've had the good fortune of knowing several devoted gardeners who, limited only by their imagination and resourcefulness, have crafted and tended remarkable gardens for years. They remain a constant source of inspiratio.Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTManaging private forests for the long term 60 percent of New York state is forested. And of the state's 18.6 million acres of forest, more than 80 percent is privately owned. Some of the forest owners I talk with have inherited land that has been in their family for generations.Wed, 13 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTPruning apple trees trees (or any other fruit trees, for that matter), if they're going to produce quality fruit, require regular maintenance. Pruning is fundamental. We prune to improve structure, flowering and fruiting.Wed, 30 Mar 2016 00:00:00 EDTTake a sugarbush tour during Maple Weekend's mud season, although I prefer to think of the time of transition from winter to spring as maple syrup season. This is sap producing weather, and experienced maple producers, as well as beginners, are busy making maple syrup.Wed, 16 Mar 2016 00:00:00 EDTEducation offered for maple syrup season maples (Acer saccharum) are deciduous trees that mature in 30 to 40 years, generally growing to between 70 and 90 feet tall, but able to achieve heights in excess of 100 feet under optimum conditions.Wed, 2 Mar 2016 00:00:00 EDT