rare trees

Time to Deport To the Down Under

Some trees are nicer than others. There are trees that evoke certain childhood memories, like Christmas trees, and trees that just creep us all out: think a willow tree in the dark. Those tendrils are scary. For those of us in San Diego there’s been a bit of an upset over eucalyptus trees. Get Out Of My Yard “Deport the eucalyptus back to Australia!” That’s Johnny Sevier, a certified arborist, on the tree he loves to hate but that many…

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Hey, You, Get Off of My Lawn!

If this title doesn’t evoke the image of a grumpy old man waving a fist at some neighborhood kids, we’re doing it wrong. Aside from troublesome teenagers getting into your green space, there are other entities creeping up and taking over space. These could be out of control grass, a cat camping in your bushes or trees that are attempting a slightly hostile take over. Their roots can get under the sidewalk and if you aren’t careful, a low-hanging branch…

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Not All Fungi Are Fun Guys

Trees can stand up to a lot of things. They can recover from being burned. Even if you shoot a tree, it will survive. You can also cut off parts of a tree and it will still keep growing. Trying to remove a tree and miss some roots? That tree is going to come back to haunt you. Like all living things, however, even trees have weaknesses: Dying willows in Escondido Creek appear to be victims of fungus, rather than…

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Bringing Down the Giants: Ficus in Trouble

Trees are nature’s giants. Second only to mountains, there is nothing on this planet that can grow larger than some trees. A tree can stand the test of time and keep the secrets of what they’ve experienced locked away in their rings. Trees provide homes for wildlife and we still depend on them for our own lumber and paper needs. These mighty giants help purify the air we breathe and bring a little bit of life into otherwise dull and…

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Inspiration From Our Childhood: Dreams in a Tree

You mention the name Dr. Seuss and it’s basically guaranteed that people will know who you’re talking about. It’s hard to find someone who did not grow up with How The Grinch Stole Christmas or even The Cat in the Hat. After being made into a successful move, The Lorax has gained fame with a younger, fresher, generation. Would you be surprised to know that the inspiration for that story still stands, right here in San Diego? In 1937, a…

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Ghosts in the Wood

There’s something peaceful about walking through the empty woods on a crisp autumn day. Depending on where you live this might be something easily accessible. Perhaps you live near the heart of a mystical wood like in stories by Hans Christian Anderson. Or maybe you have to drive a bit to get to that secluded little patch of forest where hunters seldom roam. Whatever the case, there’s something to be said about walking through the woods, without interruptions, and allowing…

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