Category Archives: Tree

Bird Feeders in the Chicken Yard – Who Knew?

I’ve solved a long standing, very annoying problem in my landscape.  I’m in an old urban neighborhood with lots of mature trees.  With those trees, of course, come squirrels. Yes, I know they’re cute and I know they’re one of … Continue reading

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Trees and Other Ancestors

Late yesterday afternoon a powerful band of wind and rain ripped through North Carolina and spawned dozens of tornadoes, including one that touched down in my city and caused significant damage in some areas.  There are reports of fatalities and … Continue reading

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The understudy takes the stage!

In January of last year, when my gigantic, double-trunked willow oak had to be removed, the crew foreman told me that my dogwoods would go through a period of adjustment during the first season and may appear to be under … Continue reading

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Great music inside; mass (crape) murder outside…..

My son and I went to see Prince last night at our local indoor arena, the RBC Center, in Raleigh, NC.   The venue is the home of the Carolina Hurricanes, our 2006 Stanley Cup winning NHL hockey team, NCSU … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

One year ago today, my 76 year old Willow Oak was removed.  It was structurally unsound and rot was weakening it from the inside out.  It was sad, but I’m grateful for all the sun it left in its place…

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