Tonight's show we will discuss the red spruce tree (Picea rubens). The red spruce can be mostly found in the Catskill Mountains above 3,000 feet in elevation. It is often confused with the more widely-found and planted Norway Spruce. We'll discuss everything from its habitat, to wood products, to Ryan's experiment with making spruce beer.
Every third Wednesday of the month we invite Gary Mead on the show to talk about a tree growing in our Catskill Mountains. Gary is the local owner of Fruitful Furnishings Sawmill and Gary Mead Gallery in Margaretville, NY.