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Magnetic tree

by Neil Carleton   I had to scratch my head when I first heard there was a magnetic tree of some sort farther down the...

Woodland Elegance

by Neil Carleton Refined in appearance, and graceful with its sweeping branches, was my first impression.  In the April sunlight it was certainly an elegant...

Lined with silver

by Neil Carleton Although Country Street in Almonte may not be paved with gold, it's certainly lined with silver. Silver maples arch over much of...

Post Office Mulberry

by Neil Carleton  As well as roadside sentinels that I can drive under, I also look for trees that arch over sidewalks and pathways that...

Highway Arch

by Neil Carleton  From highways to byways, some of my favourite trees are the ones I drive under.  With a good portion of their canopies...

Maples of the Cedar Hill School House

The Heritage Tree workshop in Ottawa on June 8 attracted nearly 80 participants. This remarkable example in Toronto, a white oak, is estimated...

Pakenham Golf Course Basswood

  by Neil Carleton  Over the past two centuries, the property of the present day golf course at Pakenham has undergone significant changes. When the...

Gemmill Homestead white oak

by Neil Carleton Gemmill Park is a treasure in the heart of Almonte. It’s a popular place with an arena, curling rink, soccer field, swings,...

Bear Claw Beech

by Neil Carleton  “If you go out to the woods today you’re sure of a big surprise. “The Teddy Bear’s Picnic" song was popular at...

Country Street Bee Tree

by Neil Carleton I’ve never seen bees active in winter before, or sampled wild honey on snow. February 7th was a memorable day on Country Street. The...

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