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Tree Talk, Joanna Angle

Tree tunnels can take your breath away

I have always loved the way old trees, especially Live Oaks, arch over roads and lawns.

Every time I drive toward Edisto Island, the loveliness of moss-draped limbs hanging overhead gives me goosebumps.

Years ago it was such a thrill to walk under the magnificent trees in front of Oak Alley Plantation near New Orleans, that iconic scene that I had looked at wistfully in magazines for years.

Both of these places are examples of tree tunnels, roads or paths with trees on both sides forming a canopy overhead.


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Springtime Lyme disease precautions

by Judith A. Weeg/President Lyme Disease United Coalition
Ticks, mosquitoes, biting flies, fleas and mites are capable of carrying Borrelia burgdorferi, or, as it’s more commonly known, Lyme disease.
Dr. Paul Meade, of the Centers for Disease Control, called Lyme disease an “epidemic” at a 2010 Institute of Medicine meeting.


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Tree Talk, Joanna Angle

Managing preserves resources

A few weeks ago as I was buying greeting cards, I noticed this statement on the backs of several: “This card is made with paper from sustainably managed forests.”

What exactly does that mean?

Sustainable forest management (SFM) is a complex concept, but essentially its goal is to make certain that the forest resources the world enjoys today will continue to be available in the future.

SFM promotes practices that generate timber and non-timber forest products with respect for the highest ecological, ethical and social standards.


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Local Latter-day Saints volunteers plant seeds

Schoolyard gardeners

BY Barbara Westbrook
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


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Tree Talk, Joanna Angle

Trees can bring comfort

Trees can be source of comfort

Recently my dear friend Lindsay Pettus of Lancaster sent me an article from americanforests.org’s magazine titled, “Finding Strength and Solace in a Tree.”


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Community garden brings people together

By Michele Roberts

The onset of warmer weather causes many people to think about gardening, and the Lancaster Community Garden offers gardening opportunities to local residents free of charge.


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Tree Talk, Joanna Angle

Royal empress tree at center of controversy

While driving through a Chester County neighborhood recently I was surprised to see a tall tree, perhaps 30 feet high, covered in lavender bell-shaped blossoms.

I stopped, backed up and sat for several minutes gazing at the unusual sight.

The person with me offered to ask the property owner, his neighbor, what kind of tree it was.


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April Yard of the Month

Take a walk back in time

By Sherry Archie

Walking through the gardens of Terry and Genie Graham is like a stroll back in time. Their home and property located at 8603 Van Wyck Road date back to over 135 years ago.


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Tree Talk, Joanna Angle

Firespotting equipment has evolved over the years

One of my favorite childhood memories is of hiking a mountain trail in southwest Virginia with my father.


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Tree Talk, Joanna Angle

Plant saucer magnolias facing north

For the third year in a row the saucer magnolia in our backyard lost hundreds of ready-to-open blooms to sudden below-freezing night temperatures.

According to Steve Bender writing in “Southern Living,” this is a situation that regularly occurs about two springs in three. Still, it is very disheartening to see the lovely waxy buds that are pinkish-purple outside and white inside turn an unlovely brown. The poor tree will keep trying to replace the frozen blooms for months.


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