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A couple of years ago, I was searching for a large shade tree that would appeal to wildlife. The information available suggested Celtis occidentalis (also known as a hackberry or sugarberry). This tree forms a small fruit that birds enjoy so much that supposedly none hit the ground. Other attractive features include small, elm-like leaves and an attractive grayish warty bark. The literature I had rated this tree as quite tough, tolerating even urban street tree environments. I purchased a small specimen and planted it in my back yard. So far no fruit have formed so my tree has not fed any birds. However, many other creatures have been enjoying my tree.
I had to give it a positive, even though I have a hard time finding it... See, my wife and son get a hold of it and then... Read more »
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0000: Today's Hortiscope: Don't be shy about making friends with your new neighbor; even moss isn't afraid to take a lichen to a tree.
1677: Stephen Hales, English physiologist and botanist, was born at Bekesbourne in Kent. He would study the role of air and water movement in plants and animal life.
1810: Alphonso Wood, American botanist, florist, professor and author of several botany texts, was born in Chesterfield, New Hampshire.
1836: Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist, died at age 88. He developed a classification system based on Adanson's work; much of it is still used today.
1892: Katharine White, American author and editor, was born. She would write "Onward and Upward in the Garden," first as a column in the New Yorker, and later compiled as a book, published posthumously. Her husband was famed author E.B. White.
1935: Ecuador honored British naturalist Charles Darwin with a set of six stamps commemorating the centenary of his visit to the Galapagos on September 17, 1835.