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Re: Deer

The entire center of China is a desert. Once it was a woodland and there 
was forest and water.  Something to think about.

once the entire state of florida was under water. that was then, this is now.

At 05:47 PM 12/18/02 -0500, you wrote:
>In a message dated 12/18/02 3:37:14 PM Eastern Standard Time, mtalt@hort.net
> > They are decimating the understory of eastern woodlands - destroying
> > stands of Trillium, Arisaema and just about any other indigenous
> > wildflower, as well as seedling trees and shrubs
>There is a fairly serious book by George Valchar, "My Connecticut Garden."
>He is a retired engineer and has facts and figures on destruction of native
>plants in the Northeast.  We own some acreage, two ponds and woodland. We
>have no spring wildflowers of any species.  Fern survive.  Seedlings of
>evergreen woodies disappear making the existing trees the last of their
>stand.  If I find a trillium or hepatica (hepatica was everywhere you looked
>in the woods at one time) or a lily, I get the shovel and move it inside the
>This saddens me as the wildflowers that I knew as a child, particularly the
>spring woodland plants are not on my land anymore.  They will survive in
>Canada, in Maine and places where development is sparse.  I don't know the
>answer, just that it is happening.
>Claire Peplowski
>East Nassau, NY
>zone 4
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