Tag Archives: Trees

Spring is around the corner…

There is something comforting in sameness…You know winter’s wrapping up when the YGP show comes to town. And you know that each year, there will be largely the same vendors as last year. Since the economic crash a few years … Continue reading

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Celebration of the times before the big disconnect – how the old masters selected wood

I spent my childhood summers on a farm in a rather desolate part of northern Sweden. At one point, much later in life, we were looking into moving a small grain storage barn on the property. It was situated a … Continue reading

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The Villainous Ways of Verticillium Wilt

About half way through the summer, two small trees in my garden suddenly started to look droopy. One was an Eastern Redbud, and the other a red variety of the same – a Forest Pansy. The droopiness started at the … Continue reading

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Love those trees!

November 2, 2010 As most people hopefully know – other than the obvious need to curb our own greed and short term gains-philosophy,  the plant world is our greatest ally in combating our rapidly progressing climate change. Our planet’s forested … Continue reading


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Lyptus – is it really as green as we want it to be?

22 August 2010 There is a great, sustainable wood option out there, that the trade refers to as Lyptus. It is a fast-growing, plantation-grown tree that is a hybrid of two species of Eucalyptus. It is successfully used in reforestation … Continue reading

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