Thursday, November 5, 2009

Oak Trees and Fall Season

November 2009
It's harvest time and that's not all,
we're planting acorns and trees for Fall.
The fruit is there
when the tree is bare.
One must know to look
into nature's book
and be grateful for
what is at her core.
Opportunity knocks
like south-flying geese in flocks.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Oaks of McHenry County

Oaks of McHenry County:

Oaks of McHenry County -by Dan Deters
at The Land Conservancy of McHenry County website
The Future Mighty Oaks of McHenry County -Truveo video 28 min
The Future Mighty Oaks of McHenry County -YouTube video 10 min

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Acorn to Oak - Plant Trees

Acorns sprout when
corn-planting full moon is out.
its not enough
to cut back on stuff-
we need to care
about the air
and not to spoil
water, plants and soil
plant trees,
for yourself and others, please
its right before our very nose,
the only investment that really grows.

To learn the true story of STUFF, click here
then, plant trees far and near.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Project Quercus

Protecting the future of our oak-hickory groves
Basic Growing Requirements for Oaks

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Green Collar Jobs

The Winter 2009 American Forests magazine featured an article about 'Green Collar Jobs', a term that has become increasingly common in recent years. Defined as 'blue-collar work force opportunities created by firms and organizations whose mission is to improve environmental quality' by Raquel Pinderhughes, 'Green Collar Jobs' seem to address environmental concerns as well as boosting our economy.
More information available at American Forests

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Winter's not done with us yet...

“In the midst of winter,
I finally learned there was in me
an invincible summer."

~Albert Camus

Call for availability, we are coming out of hibernation, propagating and counting native plants for the spring.