Remembering Laurie Consaul

by Fenja Brodo, President, OFNC Family, friends and colleagues of Laurie Consaul came out to a tree planting in her memory on September 30th. A Hickory (Carya cordiformis) sapling was lovingly planted by Mark Armstrong, Laurie’s husband and special friend. Mark Armstrong, planting a hickory tree for Laurie (this photo and the one above left [...]

2018-01-03T01:21:54-05:00October 16th, 2015|News|

Maples, butternuts, and bitternuts

by Sandy Garland A fern, planted about 5 years ago along with other woodland species, is now overwhelmed by new growth and species responding to the increased light. The Tuesday group wanted to plant trees - a positive, long-term, satisfying job at any time and much more fun than always pulling things out. [...]

2018-01-02T19:01:14-05:00July 26th, 2015|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

The jungle never sleeps

By Ted Farnworth One of the activities that we carry out at the FWG is to introduce or re-introduce bushes and trees into the property that will maintain and enhance the various habitats we are trying to highlight. A lot of thought, discussion, and planning goes into deciding which plants should go where. This is [...]

2018-01-02T18:45:09-05:00September 9th, 2013|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Not so “elemen-tree”: how to plant a tree

by Tremayne Stanton-Kennedy Planting Nannyberry trees in the heat, on a slope, in the clay – a thankless job for which we are most thankful! Planting trees should be an elementary activity in theory, right? Just dig hole, place tree, fill in and go! The reality is more complicated, as proper tree planting [...]

2018-01-02T17:59:38-05:00June 22nd, 2012|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|