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Alder

Posted by on Nov 4, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Alder

Alder builds strong community. Seeds fly in the wind and rain down on disturbed soils in the wake of fire, landslides or clear cuts. Seedlings grow as much as three feet per year and form lush groves that enrich the soil with nitrogen (an essential plant food) and offer protective shade, making it possible for other plants to grow. Alder medicine also helps our body to reestablish harmony through fighting infection, healing wounded or inflamed tissue and promoting a healthy transfer of nutrients.  Other names: Alnus rubra Alder Catkins Identifying Alder:  Red Alder is a common...

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Douglas Fir

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Douglas Fir

Douglas fir trees rise like massive pillars toward the sky, their deeply furrowed bark and soft needles a backdrop to the landscape I call home. They can live 1,000 years and grow over 300 feet tall. I marvel at their ability to thrive in many landscapes and to endure drastic environmental changes over time. They remind us that we can best adapt to the future when we understand and embrace our roots. Other Names: Tseudotsuga menziesii, common douglas Identifying Douglas fir: Douglas fir is the most common evergreen tree in the Pacific Northwest and Southern British Columbia. It can take the...

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