Friday, November 24, 2017

Black Locusts of Appleton

by Neil Carleton  The eight large Robina genus  pseudoacacia species, growing in a row along Wilson Street, in Appleton, are not pretending to be acacia...

Metcalfe Park Black Willow

by Neil Carleton  Under an agreement with the Town of Mississippi Mills, the Mississippi River Power Corp. (MRPC) manages the Metcalfe Park property at the...

Fence eating trees

by Neil Carleton  There’s much to discover on a hike along a trail, or a bike ride along a concession road.  It’s important to stop...

The best time to plant a tree

 by Neil Carleton The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. - Chinese proverb  This is a...

Great Fire Survivors

by Neil Carleton If big trees could talk, there would be some remarkable tales to hear.  With the arrival of European settlers in our area,...

Main Street tree of gargoyles

As a landmark of many years along Main Street, the Manitoba maple that grew at the west corner of Union Street was a tree...

Island Hoppers

 by Neil Carleton When I met some acquaintances last fall at an unexpected location, it took more than a few moments to match a name....

Maples of the Veterans’ Memorial Walkway

by Neil Carleton The Veterans’ Memorial Walkway in Almonte, between Bridge and Perth Streets, was officially dedicated on September 23, 2006, in honour of the...

Ironwood Giants

 by Neil Carleton Hop-hornbeam, or commonly known as ironwood because of its hard, dense wood, is a slow growing tree that’s native to eastern Canada....

A well grounded pine tree

by Neil Carleton Even though a lightning flash is only about an inch, or 2.5 centimeters, in diameter, and lasts only a fraction of a...
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