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Trashing trees. Why on earth?

By |August 23, 2021|11 Comments

  Let me count the ways to trash trees. I’ll start with careless butchery done every day by lawn mowers and string trimmers. I’ll add volcano mulch piled up around trees by jackleg landscapers. Then there are [...]

The plastic garden

By |August 31, 2021|21 Comments

On the label of an old painting, I came across a word we rarely see: “stooks,” meaning erect bindings of wheat or other sheaves dotting a field, ready for transport to granaries or ranches. You still see [...]

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