The Middlebury Landscape

May 18, 2012

2011’s Tree Karma Score

Filed under: Trees — Tim Parsons @ 5:52 am  Tagged , , ,

Applying for certification for Tree Campus involves a very enjoyable day of taking stock of the previous year. They ask about tree plantings, removals, dollars spent, volunteer hours, and community service projects. During a terribly boring snowless winter, it was nice to sit down and revel in our accomplishments during the previous growing season. 2011 […]

December 7, 2011

Lightning 1, Spruce 0

Filed under: Landscape,Trees,Weather — Tim Parsons @ 3:22 pm  Tagged , ,

Anyone around this summer, or past readers of this blog, will remember a large thunderstorm that ripped through Middlebury two days after Independence Day. ┬áSeveral trees were struck by lightning, which I wrote about after the storm. The largest tree struck was the Norway spruce in the Main Quad, one of the ones remaining after […]

December 6, 2011

Tree Removals 2011

Filed under: Trees — Tim Parsons @ 11:38 am  Tagged , ,

Like most years, the landscape department takes advantage of the upcoming holiday break to do some tree removals. Not that we are doing anything under the cover of darkness-it’s more like we don’t want to break the solitude of campus with the cacaphony of chainsaws and tree chippers, not to mention the lack of stress […]

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