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Branching Out

Posted by on Jan 18, 2020 in leaves, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Branching Out

The branching pattern of this tree—of any tree—is beautiful, complex, and anything but accidental. There’s a reason for every twist and turn in every smallest twig. It’s all driven by the search for sunlight.

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Springs Yet To Come

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in leaves, spring, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Springs Yet To Come

Buds are those little bumps on the ends of twigs that no one ever notices–until they burst open and reveal the leaves and blossoms of spring. As miraculous as a chick hatching out of its shell.

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Catch a Falling Leaf

Posted by on Sep 30, 2017 in fall, leaves, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Catch a Falling Leaf

Important information. Spread the word. Can you grasp twelve falling leaves?

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Leaves: Coming Soon To A Tree Near You

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in leaves, spring, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Leaves: Coming Soon To A Tree Near You

Like most good things, we take them utterly for granted, until, suddenly, they’re gone.

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Old Leaves

Posted by on Feb 26, 2017 in leaves, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Old Leaves

Leaves flutter through the air and come to rest on a muddy riverbank. But these leaves fell a long time ago–about 68 million years ago, in the Late Cretaceous.

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Sumac: Not Poison

Posted by on Oct 23, 2016 in fall, leaves, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Sumac: Not Poison

Sumacs don’t seem to fit in a suburban backyard—they belong on a tropical island. So flamboyant a tree should have parrots and toucans perching in it instead of chickadees.

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