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Reunion Trees

This week we planted a reunion tree at Lewis and Clark High School. This Thornless Cockspur Hawthorn is the second reunion tree in the Susie Forest. Last winter I received an email from a classmate of Susie’s who had learned … Continue reading

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Susie Forest Trees Revisited

Today I received some photos that made me think about revisiting Susie Forest trees. In a way I revisit a lot of the Spokane trees because I drive past them. I love to count how many trees it takes to … Continue reading

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Treesitting

I housesit (for trees). I’ve gotten to enjoy lots of different kinds of houses, including 1920’s bungalows, mid-century moderns, modular homes, split-levels and apartments. It’s like a mini vacation in a great environment (that I don’t have to clean). In … Continue reading

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Ambitions

Do trees have ambitions? I know that they want to reproduce and this spring Jack sneezed that he was tired of arboreal lust. Does each redwood try to outreach its neighbors in the race for the sky? Does the maple … Continue reading

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Withdrawal

Okay, spring tree planting has ended and I’m feeling kind of low. I’d be even lower if it weren’t for a dedication on Monday. It was fun to get all the great people at the Corbin Senior Center to do … Continue reading

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What’s new?

So, what’s new in the Susie Forest world this spring planting season? I love getting new ideas for the planting ceremonies and new ideas for planting the trees. This year I looked for sponsors and found three great people who … Continue reading

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Trees for Loved Ones

There were two special trees dedicated recently. They were already in the ground, one planted last year and one planted a week earlier. These were planted for loved ones and dedicated by families and friends. On a Sunday a family … Continue reading

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Bits and Pieces and Trees

As we get closer to the end of planting season my tree world gets busier and busier. There is, of course, stone painting panic and cookie panic, but in between there have been lots of great happenings. Pictures arrived. Both … Continue reading

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This Is a Test, This Is Only a Test

Yesterday I took my abridged (but including tree kibbles) tree planting kit to Loma Vista Park and met the crew busy digging a really big hole for a really big Hedge Maple. This tree doesn’t honor any person, group or … Continue reading

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Threads

I love how the people who come to tree plantings give me ideas for the Susie Forest dedications and Saturday I loved how a man there put one of the pieces of the dedication into perspective. After I told the … Continue reading

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