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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...

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...

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....

Half trees

by Neil Carleton   To anthropomorphically paraphrase the second verse of the Beatles 1965 song ‘Yesterday’ is a good way of introducing the roadside shady characters...

Silver Maples of the Appleton Wetlands

by Neil Carleton Between Almonte and Appleton is an extensive silver maple swamp along the Mississippi River.  Commonly known as the Almonte wetlands, this unique...

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...

Here Last Week, Gone Today

Sputtering with mouth agape, I just couldn’t believe my eyes. To any passerby, it might even have looked comical. It was there the other...

Street Trees

 by Neil Carleton When I’m on foot, I look for trees that arch over sidewalks and pathways that I can stroll under.  The closer the leaves...

Shaggy Character

It’s a tree I’ve driven past many times, but that location on Martin Street South in Almonte is where I put my turn signal...

Royal Oak

  Do you have a favourite tree? Readers are invited to submit their nominations for an honor roll of trees in our area that could...

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