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From Aleppo Pine to Silk Tree

“For about 8 years we enjoyed a lovely Aleppo pine on my hillside yard.  This tree was purchased in a large box and was quite mature when we brought it in and it flourished for many years.  We have had several types of pines in our yard over the 30 years that we  have lived…

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From Aleppo Pine to Silk Tree

“For about 8 years we enjoyed a lovely Aleppo pine on my hillside yard.  This tree was purchas...

Life is a Process of Planting Seeds

“Life is a process of planting seeds for the future.  This is how Adam (from adama, the Hebrew word for earth) got his name. ...

We moved to a new house in Castaic twenty-seven years ago.  There is a steep slope in back.  It requires a combination of tre... Slope Planting, Plumeria Pruning