WITH A COUPLE OF HUNDRED ACRES OF THEM, it's a good thing I like trees. Since moving to Nova Scotia and my little forest a few years ago, I have become more and more interested in forests and forest-related issues, to the point where lately I have been getting involved in projects so time-consuming that it is impossible for me to keep up with this blog. Last time this happened, I disappeared for a month. This time I am going to try to be a little more professional and at least let readers know in advance that I am taking one of my arboreal sabbaticals. This time I think I will be missing for a couple of weeks, and with luck will be back in early February. Thanks for understanding.