Great fritillary butterfly in meadow. Flowering meadow Vegetated buffer, erosion control Flowering urban meadow on Boston Post Road

Landscape Ideas, Designs, Plans with Kathy Connolly

Covering Ground

October, 2021
Copper beech tree
A Tree Disease Gets Personal

A great European copper beech graces our front yard. Its crown is 80 feet wide and the trunk 10 feet around. We think the tree was planted around 1800 by occupants of a nearby historical home. If so, it has lived through all the natural events of the 19th- and 20th centuries, including the infamous Hurricane of 1938. Now, we worry that the 21st century be its last because our tree shows the symptoms of beech leaf disease (BLD).

Speaking Events

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Webinar, 1 hr., Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Thursday, November 4, 2021 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Rowayton/Norwalk, CT
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Mystic Garden Club (possibly Webinar)
Friday, December 3, 2021 -
9:30am to 3:30pm
Nasami Farm, Whately, MA
Thursday, December 16, 2021 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Online webinar
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Greenwich, CT