big tree

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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 Environmental advocates and most lovers of big trees won’t help you either. Robert Earle Howells, SFChronicle.com, "Should we hide the locations of Earth’s greatest trees?," 3 July 2018 In a sense, the notion of setting aside land for conservation and public enjoyment began right here in this grove of big trees. Robert Earle Howells, San Francisco Chronicle, "A brief history of Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove," 25 Apr. 2018 Shower seekers Not far from Semchena lives Tiffany Mason, 33, of Clawson, who bought her 1948-built bungalow in 2015, loving the neighborhood’s big trees, Mason said. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "History of power outages riles metro Detroiters, DTE promises fixes," 28 June 2018 Water big trees deeply once a month through summer. Nan Sterman, latimes.com, "For SoCal gardeners, a June gloom tipsheet," 31 May 2018 The grove is home to about 500 big trees near the southern entrance to the park. Mary Forgione, latimes.com, "It's back to the big trees. Yosemite's Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias reopens after three-year restoration project," 15 June 2018

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1853, in the meaning defined above

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