Happy New Year from the AWSMP!

Posted on: December 24th, 2019 by Leslie_Zucker

Happy hol­i­days to all from the Ashokan Water­shed Stream Man­age­ment Pro­gram. The pro­gram staff at the Ulster County Soil and Water Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict and Cor­nell Coop­er­a­tive Exten­sion of Ulster County wish you and yours a Happy New Year!

Common Winterberry

Com­mon Win­ter­berry. Photo by Katja Schulz

Did you know com­mon win­ter­berry (Ilex ver­ti­cil­lata) is a holly native to the Catskills? After the native shrub loses its leaves each autumn, you are left with brightly col­ored berries packed on stems. What a beau­ti­ful way to add color to the win­ter land­scape! Win­ter­berry thrives in the moist woods bor­der­ing streams and is easy to grow with few dis­eases and pests.