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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 โ€” 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 itโ€™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 wasnโ€™t the only president to plant a white dogwood, Thomas Jefferson planted one at Monticello. Perhaps it…

    By Sheereen Othman | April 12, 2016