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Editor's Letter: Of trees and wood


Dear readers,

It seemed spring was an eternity of cool, damp weather, and now—bam!—here we are in summer already. Summertime, to me, means poking around in my gardens, walking along forested trails, or just standing outside and letting the soft breezes buffet me.

What’s summer without the leafiness of trees? This issue, we’re focusing on everything tree- and wood-related. There’s food in the forest, if you know where to look, and Kristin White’s story on foraging can help with that. If you’re still hungry afterward, your mouth will water while you read Jude Waterston’s delicious story of wood-fired cooking.

If you love flowers, but you’re located in the woods, never fear: Sharon Peduto has tips on gardening in the shade. We also have a story on the Northeast Woodcarvers Roundup, where novice and hardcore carvers gather to share knowledge and fellowship while chipping away—literally—on projects.

Finally, the finest way to use wood is to build a house with it. There’s just something about a century-plus home that tugs the heartstrings, and our story on the Eastlake Victorian that’s being lovingly restored by Randy Harris, of Milanville Wood & Co., and his wife, Lori Zambarano, is worth the long read, if I do say so myself.

No matter how you spend them, I hope you truly enjoy these luxurious summer days.

All the best,

Jane Anderson, section editor

summer, trees, wood, homes


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