big tree

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The zoo is free, and with its big trees and exuberant flowers, feels more like a park. Mary Schmich, chicagotribune.com, "Column: In the ‘noisy confusion of life,’ it’s time to read Toni Morrison and ‘Desiderata.’ And go to the zoo.," 9 Aug. 2019 There are a lot of good reasons to plant smaller trees among big trees. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, "Not big on big trees? These little ones grow well in sun and shade," 9 July 2019 Those are the fastest-growing high-quality big trees, especially the sycamore. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, "Lost a tree from storm damage? Replace it with one of these 5 fast-growing, high-quality options," 2 July 2019 Soon lost, the despondent trio chance upon a big tree with a strange door high up in its trunk. Michael Dirda, Washington Post, "Before Tolkien created hobbits, there were Snergs. And oh, how delightful they were!," 26 June 2019 When more detailed information is available, like the location of the kitchen within, the software sizes up the house’s orientation and looks for any obvious obstructions to light entering, like a big tree outside or a building next door. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, "How to Buy a House the Wall Street Way," 16 Sep. 2018 The water situation is more acute in San Pedro because of its big trees, many tended by the same gardeners for nearly half a century. Joe Mozingo, latimes.com, "One of L.A.'s oldest community gardens thrived for decades. Then the water wars began.," 4 June 2018 Throughout its history, the magazine has used the power of the image as well as financial support to champion wilderness and big trees. Cathy Newman, WSJ, "Saving Earth’s Oldest Living Things," 7 Dec. 2018 So, for our ultra-clean copper surface, sticking a carbon monoxide molecule on it is like putting a great big tree stump in the middle of an electron highway. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Fractal structure produces fractal electrons with fractal energies," 2 Dec. 2018

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1853, in the meaning defined above

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