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September 11, 2017
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Looks Like Hops

People generally ignore trees.  This is because most of the time trees quietly present us with gifts like shade, cleaner air, erosion protection and beauty while asking little in return.  On the rare occasions when trees break the surface of … Continue reading

August 29, 2016
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Linden or Lime

A few weeks ago, at a really good restaurant, I splurged on a dessert of buttermilk panna cotta with raspberries.  That ethereal creation came garnished with preserved linden leaves and fruits.  I had never eaten anything from a linden tree—Tilia–before, … Continue reading

November 24, 2014
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Fragrant Katsura

I have a friend who lost a cherished front-yard tree.  After the tree surgeons removed the remains, he began the hunt for a new one.  The choices were endless.  His lot is large and could accommodate a sizeable specimen.  The … Continue reading