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Learning to count trees and their benefits

By Len Maniace I’d like to learn to play the piano and to speak another language fluently, but instead I found myself learning how to count trees this Friday past. One does what one can. About 20 of us would-be … Continue reading

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DC has cherry trees, but plastic-bag trees bloom in NYC

By Len Maniace Let some sing about April in Paris, but give me springtime in New York. The glaciers have melted, revealing months of litter, cigarette butts and dog excrement on sidewalks. And the plastic-bag trees are in full bloom. … Continue reading

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NYC’s big count: one, two, tree

By Len Maniace This May’s census in New York City won’t be as historic as the one ordered by Caesar Augustus and later recounted in the Bible, nor as vast as the U.S. government’s decennial census. Still, it would be … Continue reading

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