big tree

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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 Very big trees can actually be tapped in as many as five places at the same time without causing damage. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "How to Make Maple Syrup," 5 Nov. 2018 This usually isn’t an issue in springtime, but in July and August, even big trees can get thirsty. Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, "Arbor Day, April 27, is excellent time to give trees extra TLC," 27 Apr. 2018 At 122 feet tall and nearly 29 feet in circumference, the cottonwood has been designated the biggest tree in Illinois — snatching the distinction away from a cypress in the Cache River Natural Area near the southern tip of the state. Ted Gregory, chicagotribune.com, "Just in time for Arbor Day, new preserve lays claim to Illinois' biggest tree," 27 Apr. 2018 The city is asking residents to find the biggest tree in the city. Julie A. Short/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Avon celebrates Arbor Day, searching for the biggest tree: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville," 26 Mar. 2018

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1853, in the meaning defined above

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