Arboreal Lemonade

One of the cornerstones of creating smart, sustainable cities and human landscapes is good tree management. Trees provide structure, color, movement and life to streets and parks – and they provide heat-reducing shade, absorb pollutants, and offer a haven for animals. The severe storms of the past winter were devastating to trees in parts of…

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Frosted Fig

Last week, I went for a short walk in the late afternoon. It was sunny, and although it wasn’t warm, it was tolerably above zero. Then the temperature plunged, and the first real winter fog of the season settled in. I’m fortunate in that I don’t mind fog. Probably because I grew up along the…

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