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We found a black-staining polypore fungus beneath an old oak trunk on the hill directly above Valley Green Inn. The underbrush was thick, mostly spicebush and angelica saplings. My friend Peter … more
A page from our guide to trees in Pastorius Park. Email us for a 8-page PDF copy of the whole thing. by Ned Bernard and Pauline Gray Parks can be sanity savers when times are difficult. Forbidden … more
How many blossoms were on this magnificent Yulan magnolia at the corner of Willow Grove and Winston? We would guess at least 1000. by Ned Barnard and Pauline Gray No, we’re not talking about the … more
London Planes on E. Highland Ave. Tree Talk by Ned Barnardand Pauline Gray With their elegant, bone white upper branches, sycamore trees along Forbidden Drive are easy to spot in winter. Members of … more
Long after many broad leaf trees have shed their leaves, beeches retain theirs until late winter or early spring. by Ned Barnard & Pauline Gray Take a winter walk in the Wissahickon woods. Among … more
by Ned Barnard and Pauline Gray As you enjoy your Christmas tree this year, likely a fir or spruce or pine, regard it with great respect. It is a symbol of rebirth and immortality to many, but to … more
by Ned Barnard and Pauline Gray As we bicycled up the hill from Valley Green Inn this fall, we saw native witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) blooming in the Wissahickon woods along the road. Imagine … more
by Ned Barnard and Pauline Gray The following is the second in a new series of columns by Ned Barnard and his wife Pauline Gray. Barnard is the co-author of several books on trees, including … more
Illustration by Ned Barnard by Ned Barnard Every day, my wife and I walk to the coffee shop for our cappuccinos. On the way, I’m always looking at trees and things they drop on sidewalks and … more
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