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“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in” says an ancient Greek proverb. So what does it mean when our society is intent on planting trees that grow quickly? One … Continue reading
October through February are great times to plant trees in our area so they can get settled in before the hot, drought season. Planting a tree correctly and following up with good initial maintenance are essential. A healthy plant will … Continue reading
Like Jimmy Carter, I have known lust. In my case it is a neighbor’s Sweetbay magnolia (Magnolia virginiana), a perfect understory tree that remains evergreen in our winters with an early summer flower perfuming the air. And then, joy of … Continue reading
This spring, approximately 60 neighborhood and condominium associations provided tree coordinator volunteers to find “forever homes” for 580 Sweetbay magnolias, 380 River birches, 155 Swamp white oaks, and 125 American sycamores. TreeStewards participated as coordinators, and also provided ongoing tree … Continue reading