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Suzanne: Trees are Her Family, Landscapes are Her Mission

Suzanne says, “Trees are my best friends, sisters, brothers, family.”

“I walk among my trees every day. They accompany me as I go through my life––at the window while washing my dishes and all around while frolicking with my dogs. As I negotiate my life, there they stand––steadfast and ever present.”

“They once told me that of all the people and things that come and go, they will remain. They will remain because there is a community of them, joined as if hand in hand, root to root, in a circle of prayer under the soil, all holding each other together, keeping each other in peace and in place.

“I care for those Spirit trees that guard me. Through their boughs, my brothers, the animals, scamper. The birds sing, build nests, raise cherub young, and fly to my feeders. I care about my trees because they whisper to me, they applaud for me. My trees dance––they plié like ballerinas in the grace of the breezes.”

Suzanne is also THE BAREFOOT GARDENER.      She has a strong belief in the natural approach.

“The majority of Long Islanders were brought up to believe that a perfectly manicured carpet-like lawn was a symbol of success and pride. But just as we’re thinking differently about many things — the food we eat, the cars we drive, the habits we keep — we’re also thinking differently about lawns.”

“Beautiful landscaping  is no longer all about sterile green grass. It’s about wildflowers that softly sway  in the breeze. It’s about feathery grasses over which butterflies float. It’s about happy little hummingbirds that hover and dart while drinking sweet nectar from bountiful blossoms. In the garden that nature intended, grass grows in all shapes, sizes and colors, and it bustles with life and beauty in many different forms — unaided by fertilizers, pesticides and irrigation.”

 

She also write and speaks about problems with common landscape practices.

The Environmental Damage Caused by the Common Lawn

http://thebarefootgardener.com/blog/more-problems-with-common-landscape-practices/

 

 

 

 

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Consider Something Different to Help Ash Trees

Is killing the answer?

With the Ash Trees and the Emerald Ash Borer it hasn’t worked yet.

This insect was a hitch-hiker from Asia, probably in some lumber.  It came into the Great Lakes and began spreading through Michigan to the east.  In just about 15 years, it’s found it’s way into New England states, and even to Colorado.  How could a little, tiny insect get that far?  In firewood.  People have moved firewood and spread the Emerald Ash Borer from town to town.

It is being blamed for the death of millions of Ash trees.  But what most people don’t know is that Read more…

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Conroy and Alexander Protect Ecosystems with Their New Book

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P1320995 Wanted World GenesisWalk into this rejuvenated world ! Trees rustle, flower-fields wave, and a stream flows in this idyllic landscape. Step further in and you can hear the trees, plants, bees, and even the stream welcome you with the familiarity of a friend. “Hello,” they say, “it’s good to see you again. What will we be talking about today?”

Such a world exists right now, right in front of you, or right in your backyard, if you will just allow it–and co-create it.

The living Beings of Nature want to collaborate with humanity as equals. They want to connect with you and co-create a livable and deeply peaceful world that works for everyone, including you and them. They want to be partners in humanity’s next challenges on Earth: Thriving and prospering while restoring healthy dynamic balance in local and global ecosystems.

You are the one they have been waiting for. They want to team up with you. How best can you team up with the living Beings of Nature?

We wrote this book in record time because we were inspired. It is sure to inspire you, too.

It’s full of new perspectives on  ecological solutions for backyards, regions, and the planet. You’ll learn about the development of my EcoPeace Treaty approach to co-existence among ecosystem members, even “invasives.”

At the same time, this idea whose time has come will stimulate your imagination and galvanize your desire to live in a better world.

The book is only available at the publisher’s website: PlantKingdomCommunications.com.

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Protection around Construction Works!

Last year, Delaware Valley University (Dr. Jim Conroy’s undergraduate alma mater) was doing  construction on a new building around old, beautiful trees.

Please see last year’s post: What to do during Construction

This year, after the building was completed, the trees are flourishing.  Adaquate protection from both cutting of roots and compaction of roots really pays off!

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Welcome to a New World of Collaboration with Nature

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Walk into this rejuvenated world ! Trees rustle, flower-fields wave, and a stream flows in this idyllic landscape. Step further in and you can hear the trees, plants, bees, and even the stream welcome you with the familiarity of a friend. “Hello,” they say, “it’s good to see you again. What will we be talking about today?”

250x500 LLL All Are EqualSuch a world exists right now, right in front of you, or right in your backyard, if you will just allow it–and co-create it.

The living Beings of Nature want to collaborate with humanity as equals. They want to connect with you and co-create a livable and deeply peaceful world that works for everyone, including you and them. They want to be partners in humanity’s next challenges on Earth: Thriving and prospering while restoring healthy dynamic balance in local and global ecosystems.

You are the one they have been waiting for. They want to team up with you. How best can you team up with the living Beings of Nature?

Stay tuned for the new book by Conroy and Alexander:  Live and Let Let: How Multidimensional Collaboration Heals Ecosystems.

 

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What to Do During Construction

During construction at Dr. Jim’s Undergraduate school, Delaware Valley University, we noticed that the trees were being well protected.  Notice how every tree has a fence of some kind around the “drip line” — that’s the furthest reach of the branches. Fencing the trees does 2 main things:

  1. Keeps people from parking vehicles or other equipment under the trees, which helps the roots of the trees from getting compacted.
  2. Makes sure that construction doesn’t occur too close to the trees.

 

 

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Any Easy Way to Compost Leaves

Compost leaves.  Don’t let the landscapers cart them away.  Leaves under the trees that dropped them are the BEST mulch and BEST nutrients a tree can have.

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