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Shady Characters

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...

McGill Oak

by Neil Carleton  A darkroom to develop photographs wasn’t a typical feature of a rural farmhouse in Lanark County during the 1920s.  The McGill home,...

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...

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...

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...

Could homegrown shady characters be targeted by Bill C-51?

by R.U. Sirius According to secret intelligence gathering that’s recently been disclosed, they threaten our economic security, and they live amongst us. Day by day,...

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...

Remarkable trees back of beyond

by Neil Carleton  While hiking last year I happened to mention a chance meeting with an ancient oak tree. One of my companions remarked that...

Appleton Quarry Basswood

by Neil Carleton     When I saw the first greening of spring, I pulled off the road on May 9 for a closer look with...

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...

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