The Old Lady’s Identity Revealed

She’s an Elm. Many thanks go to the Arbor Day Foundation’s Online Tree Identification Guide, which is a wonderful resource for all matters arboreal. And now, some Elm Fun Facts! *Tolerance of air pollution made it a favorite tree for city plantings (until the Dutch Elm Disease epidemic). *Wood used to make wheels, chair seats, […]

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Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled. —Henry David Thoreau Each morning, I try to take the first meal of the day outside under the Old Lady in our back yard. The Old Lady is a tree of a venerable age and (at […]

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