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Tom is back with a new tree.  Here’s his next entry in the Trees of Toad Valley.  If you’d like to check out all of the others, find them here. Author: Tom Brady Sweetgum, “Liquidamber Styraciflue” I first encountered Sweetgum in Harper’s Ferry National Park, West Virginia.  I was there to learn about John Brown’s […]

It’s been awhile since we had Tom the Tree Man provide us with an excerpt about a tree located on the golf course.  If you’d like to read others, check them out:  Sawtooth Oak, American Persimmon, Tulip Tree, and the Chinese Elm. Take it away, Tom! Author:  Tom Brady Larch, “Larix genus.” Rather than write […]

We have been very busy this fall tying up a bunch of loose ends.  Our main focus has been to get our ceremony site completed.  Our first ceremony for next year is in May and we want to have the space fully functional by then.  As I mentioned here, we are pleased to announce that […]

It occurred to me that I’m living up to the common misconception that once the busy summer months pass us by, we sit around and eat bon bons because we don’t have anything else better to do.  Theresa usually plays the role of Peggy Bundy’s personal trainer and tries to get me to exercise, while […]

There are two ideal times of the year to deal with trees:  the spring and the fall.  This is because of how the tree protects itself.  In the height of summer, the tree has all of its branches filled with sap and nutrients.  As it prepares for the winter, it begins to concentrate its nutrients […]

Here’s is my dad back with another edition of the Trees of Toad Valley.  If you’d like to read others, check them out:  Sawtooth Oak, American Persimmon, and the Chinese Elm. Author:  Tom Brady As I have mentioned in the past, this is an article that originally appeared in the Iowa Woodland Owners Association newsletter titled […]

Tom’s back with another Non-Native Tree found on the golf course.   To find out about other trees, click here or here. Author:  Tom Brady Persimmon Diospyros virginiana Persimmon is a deciduous tree with distinctive dark thick bark typically broken into small squarish blocks.  When young, the bark is lighter brown with pale fissures. The […]

I thought I would offer a glimpse at the running course for the race that is taking place this Saturday, June 22.  We have lots of beautiful areas in which to run.  Check this out!  Doesn’t this look like a Robert Frost poem?  A nice fork in the road.  When my kids were younger, they […]

If you drive on the cart path on number one, you are bound to see some turtles all perched on the log in the pond.  They sit there.  I’ve seen as many as twelve painted turtles hanging out.  Stacked on top of each other. When the ponds were dry last year, we asked my dad […]

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