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Tree of the month: Alder

The moon was full last night. So according to my favourite version of the Ogham ‘tree calendar’, we’re now halfway through the Month of the Alder. You might choose to follow my ‘ogham’ tag for other posts in this series. … Continue reading

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Starving to death: the “luck” of the Irish

Originally posted on Auburn Meadow Farm:
“The Almighty, indeed, sent the potato blight, but the English created the Famine.” — Irish national activist, solicitor & political journalist, John Mitchel _________________________________________________________________________ My family came to America from Ireland in the early 1900’s…

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Rhododendron ponticum – much more than just an invasive weed

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Emerging disease threats to trees

Trees in Britain are under attack from diseases we hadn’t seen before. Emerging diseases. The dieback fungus Chalara fraxinea on ash (Fraxinus excelsior) isn’t the only emerging disease threat to trees in Britain. There’s also Phytophthora ramorum, another fungus or … Continue reading

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Crop of the month: Potato

The Moon was full last night so let’s celebrate harvest. You can see other posts in this series by following my ‘harvest’ tag. This month, instead of the start of a crop’s harvest, I’ll write about one that’s recently ended. … Continue reading

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