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Hickory Trees

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Ann Fisher
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In my mind, hickory is the perfect tree for making axe handles and for smoking barbeque. But in my daughter Emma’s mind, hickory is the best tree for her long-desired tire swing. The grand old shagbark hickory on our property would, in fact, be perfect for all 3 uses.

W. Brooks Paternotte took the helm of Irvine Nature Center as executive director in July 2013 and immediately began building on the strong 35-year foundation. Brooks is a Baltimore native who was a teacher, coach, advisor, dean and Head of the Middle School during his 13 years at Boys’ Latin School in Baltimore. He is also an instructor and ambassador of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and is a Leave No Trace Master, as well as an avid outdoorsman and a features writer for FlyLife Magazine.
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