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Moving a huge bur oak and how blue jays propagate oaks

Moving a huge bur oak and how blue jays propagate oaks

I thought people at universities were supposed to be smart. Many people who read this article about the University of Michigan’s plan to move a huge bur oak 600 feet will say,  “Wow, these smart people care about trees.” I am less generous. I say, “How smart is it to spend $400,000 to do something that doesn’t have to be… Read more →

Bur oak planting featured at Tree Ottawa launch

Bur oak planting featured at Tree Ottawa launch

A girl who festooned her hair with leaves (foreground) watches an exchange between the Mayor of Ottawa,  Jim Watson,  and Daniel Buckles (blue shirt) of the Champlain Oaks Project. Buckles then planted a bur oak sapling in the soil of Champlain Park with the Mayor’s help. The occasion? Ecology Ottawa was launching its city-wide Tree Ottawa project on a warm… Read more →