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2010-09-01 14:47:14

"My job was to locate the previously marked study trees. . .and record data on the activity of treated blister rust cankers," wrote Charles "Terry " Shaw. "The work took [me] in rickety four-wheel drive vehicles to remote locations scattered across the white pine forests of northern Idaho." Shaw, now editor of a recently published special issue of Forest Pathology, described how 44 years ago, he and other young forestry students collected data about a destructive forest disease for senior...

2008-10-05 00:00:11

L ast week's mouth-watering articles in Weekend will have convinced many folk to plant apple trees in their gardens. These and other fruit trees make excellent choices because they are relatively small (size is governed by choice of rootstock) and pay at least double rent by flowering in spring and producing a crop of fruit that is both ornamental and edible. Those of us fascinated by wildlife will also be pleased that fruit trees attract a wide range of insects and birds. Now, while the...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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