A Paler Green.

first_img This year is an especially heavy fruiting year for redcedars. Many female redcedars appear bluish-green because of their dense cone load. Photo: Dan Rahn The bluish-green of redcedar cones framed by the dark green of the foliage make for a unique image. Female redcedar cones are one-fourth of an inch thick. They’re greenish-blue to blue, with a whitish, waxy coating. The cones form in the fall, become receptive the following spring, and disseminate seeds by fall. Cones, Not Berries Anywhere there are sunlight and little competition, redcedars may be found. Their seeds are spread by birds and so are found growing in the most unlikely places. The problem scientists have with the common-language term is simple. A family of trees found around the world is correctly called “cedar,” and redcedar is not one of them. Simply put, redcedar isn’t a cedar. In fact, it has few things in common with true cedars. (Editor’s Note: the tree in this article is normally referred to as “red cedar.” The 14th through 16th paragraphs explain the lexical variation and the use here of the term “redcedar.”) For now, the bluish-green of redcedar cones framed by the dark green of the foliage make for a unique image in forested landscapes. Redcedar is a small to medium-size tree with a dense crown. It’s slow-growing and reaches sexual maturity after 10 years, with a maximum life span of three centuries. Widespread Conifer Summer brings an infinite range of green colors. This summer a rare event brings more colors to the eye: female redcedars are producing a heavy cone crop. Inside each redcedar cone are one to three seeds. These seeds are covered in resin and contain a strong growth inhibitor which can delay germination up to three years. The whitish coating over a dark blue cone helps produce a variety of colors in mature trees. Photo: Dan Rahn Female redcedars produce some cones every year, with large crops every third year. And some years, like this summer, redcedars produce an extra abundance of cones.center_img Redcedar is a dioecious tree, meaning each tree is only male or female. Male redcedars produce pollen, which the wind carries away. Female redcedars produce small, round cones, which are sometimes mistakenly called berries and are used to flavor gin. Photo: Dan Rahn Framed by a giant oak in the background, the female redcedar on the right is a lighter shade of green than the male redcedar on the left. The difference comes from the female’s extra abundance of pale, bluish green cones. The dense seed production this year means that redcedar cone-eating birds will have a fall and winter bonanza. It also means that the next few years will produce a host of little cedars in flower beds, forest edges and vacant lots. The tree can germinate and grow for a short time on many soils, but is outcompeted by shrubs and trees. Mature redcedars are found in places where other trees find it hard to grow. Redcedar is the most widely growing conifer tree in the eastern United States. The country has about a dozen native species. The Western hemisphere is home to 25 species. The world has about 60. Juniper, Not Cedar To request high-resolution images, click here. In forestry and other scientific disciplines, the tree known as “redcedar” — one word — refers specifically to tree-size plants in the Juniperus genus. In the common language, these juniper trees are known as “red cedar” — two words. The most comprehensive dictionaries note other commonly used terms for the same trees, such as “red juniper,” “Virginia cedar” and “cedar.” The leaves and wood of redcedar contain special oils that are used in perfumes and medicines. The smell of a cedar chest or cedar-lined closet comes from these oils. The wood resists decay and is durable. Two Georgia Redcedars Georgians are blessed with two common redcedar species: eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana) and Southern redcedar (Juniperus silicicola). The Southern species is found closely hugging the coast on deep sands. The eastern redcedar is found throughout the rest of eastern North America. Redcedar is a rough-looking, pointy-scaled and stringy-barked tree. It’s found along well-lighted edges of the woods, fencerows and in open, forgotten areas.last_img read more

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Bulldogs Middle School Track Results From Sunman-Dearborn Invitational

first_imgSunman-Dearborn Invitational Middle School Track results from Tuesday (5-8)Girls Team Scores:Batesville                    139.5Sunman Dearborn       128.5Greensburg                 97.5Connersville                63Greendale                   60.5Franklin County           43South Dearborn           41|Benjamin Rush            4Batesville.Shot Put-3 Sarah Ripperger (29’5”)High Jump-5 Carley Pride (4’4”)Long Jump-3 Madelyn Pohlman (13’8.5”)  6 Kate Walke (13’1”)100M Hurdles-1 Kate Walke (16.42)100M-1 Madelyn Pohlman (13.50)  5 Lily Meyer (14.20)200M-2 Ava Hanson (28.84)  5 Lily Meyer (29.54)400M-1 Carley Pride (1:03.39)  3 Ava Hanson (1:06.40)800M-1 Katie Olsen (2:30.27)  2 Lily Pinckley (2:38.21)1600M-1 Lily Pinckley (5:44.10)  5 Jada Day (6:04.91)400M Relay-2 BMS Elena Kuisel, Nadine Davis, Angela Diaz, Madelyn Pohlman (56.11)800M Relay-1 BMS Carley Pride, Elena Kuisel, Lily Meyer, Katie Olsen (1:56.92)1600M Relay-1 BMS Madelyn Pohlman, Sarah Ripperger, Ava Hanson, Carley Pride (4:34.17)3200M Relay-1 BMS Lily Pinckley, Maria Lopez, Jada Day, Katie Olsen (10:51.36)Boys Team Scores:Sunman Dearborn       149Greensburg                 109Franklin County           78Batesville                    77Connersville                68Benjamin Rush            38South Dearborn           30Greendale                   29Batesville.Discus-8 Ean Loichinger (88’8”)Long Jump-8 Zach Gutzwiller (15’0.5”)110M Hurdles-3 Chase Hamilton (18.54)200M-8 Evan Williamson (27.08)400M-3 Vonley Hund (59.07)  6 Chase Hamilton (1:01.33)800M-1 Ean Loichinger (2:13.79)  3 Daren Smith (2:22.49)1600M-1 Ean Loichinger (4:47.82)  3 Will Nuhring (5:19.11)400M Relay-6 BMS Evan Williamson, Thomas Hartman, Trenton Kincade , Cole Pride (55.57)800M Relay-3 BMS Elliott Mertz, Cole Pride, Zach Gutzwiller, Evan Williamson (1:53.42)1600M Relay-2 BMS Chase Hamilton, Daren Smith, Will Nuhring, Vonley Hund(4:05.91)3200M Relay-1 BMS Vonley Hund, Will Nuhring, Daren Smith, Ean Loichinger (9:50.94)Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits.last_img read more

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6 of the Best – W2 Global Data’s Gary Pine

first_img Related Articles This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Gary Pine, Chief Product Officer at W2 Global Data.Keep reading for more on Pine’s eight-day Asian adventure, his ‘go to’ album, where to find the best atmosphere in world rugby and why weekend lycra is now “the order of the day”.Best HolidayHaving recently returned to the office from a Christmas break in the Canaries, my first thought would be our annual, familial trip to Fuerteventura. Having been there about 20 times in as many years; the sun, sand, surf and cycling are hard to beat. That being said, a recent trip to Hong Kong and mainland China sits right up there … Victoria Peak, the Symphony of Lights, Canton Fair, Canton Tower, Xi’an Muslim Quarter & Terracotta Army, Beijing’s Great Wall and Forbidden City amongst a long list of stop-offs in just eight days.Best AlbumAlthough the whole family are massive Biffy Clyro fans (and no, I haven’t jammed with them like the great Nick Knowles) …I must tip my hat at Fortress by Alter Bridge …my go-to album when in trains, planes and automobiles. Myles Kennedy is something else.Although it’s not quite a Nick Knowles-esque story, I do have the set list from when I saw Biffy play at the Bowery Electric in New York back in 2012 …their Opposites album is probably number 2 on the list. The 1979 B-52’s by the B-52’s gets the third vote if I was asked for more.Best Sporting ExperienceBristol RFC beating Bath RFC; at the Rec …at the Memorial Ground …at Ashton Gate. Don’t mind really. Having seen England lose to Wales three times at the Principality Stadium (yeap, I was there for the Henson/Tait tackle), I’m not sure I want to hark back to those final results.However, I don’t think there is a better atmosphere in world rugby having tried the wares of Twickenham, Murrayfield, the Aviva and Lansdowne Road. That being said, the England versus Ireland game at Croke Park was something to behold.Best FilmGrosse Pointe Blank. Martin Blank …Bobby Beamer …Debbie Radio …quirky characters, a twist on the school reunion theme and a great soundtrack including the Specials, the Beat, the Clash, the Jam, David Bowie and Queen. Only found out recently that the score for Grosse Pointe Blank was actually composed by Joe Strummer, formerly of The Clash. I was tempted by John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ or Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Moulin Rouge’ …there are a few films that you can’t ever pass up when they slip back into the Christmas schedule.Best BookJoseph Heller’s Catch-22. As an Audible ‘Master’ with currently, 1 month …4 days …20 hours …47 minutes listening time, I’ve covered many of the British and US ‘classics’, but this had me chuckling from front to back. First published in 1961, this satire on the madness of war and the excesses of bureaucracy is considered a cult classic even if I came to it late. In the same vein, I must offer a shout out to Scott Sigler – the American science fiction and horror author who introduced me to the notion of a Galactic Football League. Think I’ve now read all that he has to offer.Best AppStrava. At I’m at the stage in life when / where weekend Lycra is the order of the day given most weekends …as such, an avid user of THE cycling, running, walking and swimming tracking app. As their strapline says …designed by athletes, for athletes …that makes me an athlete. Although I’ve now moved across to a Wahoo Elemnt cycling computer to help me track my every move, Strava persists as the central repository for the raft of my sweatier pursuits. I never thought I’d care so much about the ‘elevation’ (ft gained = hills ridden). SBC Roundtable: A new ‘Pace’ for live cricket trading July 8, 2020 Share Paddy Power to reopen English & Irish betting shops in Royal Ascot week June 10, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Submit Irish bookmakers demand clarity on reopening orders June 17, 2020last_img read more

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