Growing a Kentucky Coffeetree from Seed Kentucky Coffeetree is an attractive tree which is easy tree to grow from seed, if you know a couple of tricks. Imagine how impressed your friends and neighbours will be in ten years’ time, … Continue reading →
Yellow birch and old stump What has happened to this tree? How come it seems to start off like a three-legged stool hovering over a stump? Actually, this is not an unusual growth pattern for yellow birch, (Betula alleghaniensis). The … Continue reading →
If you are a doctor with strongly held views about contraception and the sanctity of life, how should you treat a patient who comes to you requesting contraception or an abortion? Continue reading →
If you are trying to learn how to identify trees in winter, one good place to start is to look for trees which still have their dried leaves attached. In Ontario and most of the northeast USA these will be either beech trees or oaks. The phenomenon of retaining dead leaves in winter is called marcescence. Continue reading →
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This category is about why nature is important in our lives and for our mental health,and in particular, why children should spend more time in natural environments and less time in front of screens.
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If you were looking for a few acres to build a cottage on, and found a beautiful 101 acre property, what would you do with the extra land? That was the issue we faced in 2005. We bought the property … Continue reading →