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Rowling’s Children Get Their Own Hogwarts Castle

Despite many complaints from neighbours, author the Harry Potter series J.K. Rowling has finally won permission to build two tree houses in her yard that are in the style of the Hogwarts school. The two-storey structures will be for her children Dav...

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Kids Encouraged to Get Outside and Climb Trees

The latest trend of health and safety paranoia has been keeping kids out of trees for far too long. Now, groups like the National Trust are trying to get kids to put down their computer and video games in favour of this old past time: climbing trees....

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Pests and Disease No Match for New Jersey Trees

Woodland Park, New Jersey, is celebrating after winning the war against tree pests this summer. The gypsy moth, Asian long-horned beetle, and a tree fungus sweeping its way across Pennsylvania are no match for pest and disease control efforts in the ...

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Residents Upset Over Excessive Tree Pruning

The residents of Kooyong Road in Toorak are upset by the trees on public and private land by Stonnington council and CitiPower contractor Vemco. The residents were shocked to find that strangers were cutting their private trees, and that similar prun...

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UK Trees Under Threat of Pests and Disease

Recently, the Forestry Commission in the UK has warned that their trees there are facing an "unprecedented level of threat" from pests and diseases. UK Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman launched the Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Action Plan ...

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Designer Trees — the Best of Both Worlds

The following is a look at some of the main reasons why designer trees have become an extremely popular choice in modern design. Tree research Before you even consider planting anything on your property, ensure you know all there is to know abo...

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Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

This amazing Queensland festival will celebrate its 63rd year in 2012, and as Australia's longest running floral festival, it has only gotten better with age. From September 21-30, Toowoomba will celebrate food, wine, flower culture, entertainment an...

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Enjoying Australia’s Open Gardens in 2012

Australians love their gardening, and with ideal growing conditions almost all year round, it is no surprise that there are some pretty impressive gardens. When the idea came up to organise a way to show some of Australia's public and private gardens...

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Celebrating Grafton’s Jacaranda Festival

In 2012, the Jacaranda Festival will take place between October 19 and November 4, and will be the 78th consecutive running of what is one of Australia's best flower festivals. The festival is described by the organisers as being "thanksgiving for...

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