Tree Square – The Perfect Tree

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Every year we drive to the countryside to find the perfect tree for Christmas. After living in this house for 42 years we finally decided that smaller is better.

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Built for Climbing

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Some trees were meant to be climbed. This might come as a surprise to some of my former students because I was always the teacher that made them get out of the trees that grew on the school property. Of course that was more of a liability thing and images of my younger sister falling from a tree and biting through her tongue is a memory that never goes away. Luckily for her some of her teeth hadn’t come through yet so her tongue stayed in place but she did need stitches.

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Home for the Neighbourhood Critters

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Trees provide us with shade, oxygen, lumber, food and shelter for the critters of the world, including insects, birds and a variety of tree mammals.

Here in the city trees like the one below have been home to numerous racoon families in the past. I haven’t seen any in the tree this year but they are definitely around. We were sitting on our deck a couple of days ago when we noticed a family coming out of the roof of my neighbours garage. Unfortunately I didn’t have my camera in hand so I wasn’t able to document the event.

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Fuzzy, Wuzzy Was a ……Tree?

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Combining Tuesday Texture with Tree Square. This tree is very fuzzy but I have no idea what kind of tree it is.

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A Fallen Tree

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Every winter a tree comes down on our lot at the cottage. It might be due to age, infestation, crowding, disease or a number of other reasons. This one fell across our pathway to the beach but our kind neighbour got out her saw and cleared the path for us.

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New Beginnings

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I’ve been posting mostly mature trees and trees that are at the end of their life cycle. Here is how new trees begin.

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Tree Square – Lone Remnant on the Beach

…..hard to believe that last summer our beach was covered with small trees and weeds and this is all the is left

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