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    Flowering Dogwood: Spring Splendor in the Forest

    By James R. Fazio | September 12, 2017

    Cornus florida Flowering dogwood holds a special place in the heart of all who love trees. Perhaps this is because of its bloom — bursting forth in the dark woods or barren backyard with a promise that the dreary days of winter are over. Perhaps it is its brilliant fall leaves and bright berries, or the unusual pattern of its bark. Maybe it’s the gracefulness of its crown, or, for those who look closely, the interesting shape of its buds.…

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    White Dogwood: A Crowd-Pleaser

    Cornus florida Did you know George Washington planted a white dogwood at Mt. Vernon? In fact, he wasn’t the only president to plant a white dogwood, Thomas Jefferson planted one at Monticello. Perhaps it…

    By Sheereen Othman | April 12, 2016