Tag Archives: Carol McPherson

Tree Talk: Live Oaks

In this month’s Tree Talk Carol Mcpherson visits one of the oldest oaks on the east coast to introduces us to the Live Oak, Quercus virginiana, the classic tree of the American south.   KEY POINTS This mighty tree is … Continue reading

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July – Summertime Fun

This month we will get to know the Live Oak tree, learn about Biochar, and how to protect our gardens using Integrated Pest Management strategies.  Also, Charles Murphy begins a series introducing us to the Asiatic Arboretum at Duke Gardens … Continue reading

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Meet Riverdave Owen

Riverdave Owen is a leader in our community among those who care about our trees.  He’s worked tirelessly to introduce us to the wonders that can be found along the Eno river and has been a dedicated volunteer to protect … Continue reading

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Hello, Summer

Summer is here! Monarch butterflies have started their migration and you can help lessen some of the challenges they face.  Your kitchen scraps have a lot more value than you may realize –meet some people who are unlocking their value.  Its … Continue reading

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Meet the Flowering Dogwood

The dogwood tree is a favorite for adding color and grace to a shady garden.  Carol Mcpherson profiles this southern classic and tells us how the dogwood got its name. Key Points Cornus florida flowers in early spring Understory tree which … Continue reading

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May – Summer’s Coming

The garden centers are busting with color and there’s a lot of temptation out there.  This month learn how to start your flowers beds right and what flowers to select.  Meet the Flowering Dogwood –always a garden favorite and learn why exotic invasive … Continue reading

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Meet the American Sycamore Tree

The American Sycamore tree, sometimes know as a Button Tree, has many charms.  While its huge size makes it a better candidate for an open landscape, this tree adds a lot of interest to any area.  These giants have hollow trunks and … Continue reading

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