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Word of the Week: Deciduous

Deciduous trees fall mostly in the category of broadleaf trees, though there are a few conifers, such as larches and bald cypresses, which also lose their leaves in fall. The word comes from the Latin decidere, to fall off, and applies to trees that lose their leaves regularly in the fall season rather than describing leaf loss caused by drought or disease. Continue reading

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TREE: Quercus alba (White Oak)

Tried and True Native Plant Selection for the Mid-Atlantic

This member of the white oak taxonomic group is an important plant to maintain biodiversity, and it supports an amazing 517 lepidoptera species. Continue reading

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Are You Lichen the Bark? Beautiful Bark

Part 1: Beautiful Bark
Where, beyond snow-covered landscapes, does one search in winter for wonders of the natural world? If one looks carefully at that which winter has laid bare, then the beauty of bark emerges. With no leaves to obscure the view, one can truly appreciate the varying colors, textures, and patterns of deciduous tree barks. Continue reading

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TREE: Quercus alba (White Oak)

Tried and True Native Plant Selection for the Mid-Atlantic: This member of the white oak taxonomic group is an important plant to maintain biodiversity, and it supports an amazing 517 lepidoptera species. Continue reading

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