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Southern Central Wisconsin, are there any plants native to the area that are good for Bonsai (I have semi-established deciduous forest/meadow mix behind my house)

I am looking to have something that I will keep indoors all year, so if it doesn't lose its leaves that would be a plus.

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Dendrobium canes turning black

Hi, I'm new to orchids, but I've been keeping a dendrobium nobile ise alive (mostly by leave it alone) and I thought I'd try a few more. I ordered from what I thought was a reputable and established company, but I think I made a mistake, and I would love some help with a plant I think might have arrived sick, and some advice on a dormant one.

I ordered two dendrobiums (a samurai in bloom and an anosmum, also sold as in bloom/bud) and an encyclia fragrans. Everything arrived Wednesday. All three have been watered once. All have issues.

The anosmum was sold as "in bloom/bud". I cannot tell you how hard I laughed opening up my "in bloom/bud" plant to find a 6" leafless stick. Their customer service cheerfully assured me the "deal of the day" sale price was because it was neither, and that I was fully informed of this because on the checkout page the line item said "deciduous at this time" (despite the selling page declaring it was in bud/bloom twice and that it was semi-deciduous). It's fat and plump and absolutely leafless, and the root tips are black. Can I help it do something? Is it already too late?

My big worry is the "samurai" dendrobium. It looked okay when it came in, though it had one folded over cane that was squishy (in the lower left), but I didn't really look super closely at it because it's big and the flowers were pretty. I had it with the others while unpacking a really nice set of plants from New World Orchids, and I'm afraid this black stuff might be contagious. I put it in a different room for space reasons that evening but they were all together for about four or five hours. It's blooming and pretty big, still in the medium/pot it came in, but I don't know what to do here.

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I love my tiny NWO orchids and I wish I had just waited for them to arrive instead of splurging on these "in bloom" plants from this other nursery! Any help would be humbly and gratefully appreciated, and I hope this is the correct format for this (I read the rules but I am new here). Thank you!

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Just here with my annual PSA, to remind you that despite what Bono and Boy George would have you believe, there may well be snow in Africa this Christmas.

Kilimanjaro has long been crowned with a cap of snow, and the Atlas Mountains are home to at least two ski resorts. As recently as 2016, it snowed in Algeria.

Further to this, claims that ‘nothing ever grows, no rain or rivers flow’ are frankly ludicrous.

Semi-deciduous rainforests in West Africa begin at the fringed coastline of Guinea Bissau (via Guinea) and run all the way through the coasts of Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, continuing through Togo, Benin, Nigeria and Cameroon, and ending at the Congo Basin. In fact, The Congo Basin is Africa's largest contiguous forest and the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world. Covering about 695,000 square miles, this swamp-struck tropical forest covers portions of Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

Some parts of Africa experience up to 2000mm of rain in a year, and three of the 20 longest rivers in the world are in Africa, the Congo, the Niger and at over 4000 miles long, the longest river in the whole world, the Nile.

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Health benefits of sitaphal (custard apple)

sitaphal(custardapple)

Sitaphal(custard apple) is most delicious fruit of India. Comes in the season of winter at the time of diwali that is t in the months of October, November and December.Custard apple (Annona squamosa) or sitaphal is a woody, semi-deciduous tree that grows unattended in the semi-arid zones of several south Indian states.

Climate for  sitaphal

Like most species of Annona, it requires a tropical or subtropical climate with summer temperatures from 25 °C (77 °F) to 41 °C (106 °F), and mean winter temperatures above 15 °C (59 °F). It is sensitive to cold and frost, being defoliated below 10 °C (50 °F) and killed by temperatures of a couple of degrees below freezing. It is only moderately drought-tolerant, requiring at least 700 mm of annual rainfall, and will not produce fruit well during droughts.It will grow from sea level to 2,000 metres (6,600 ft) and does well in hot dry climates

Leaves In traditional Indian, Thai, and American medicine, the leaves are used in a decoction to treat dysentery and urinary tract infection. In traditional Indian medicine, they are also crushed and applied to wounds. In Mexico, the leaves are rubbed on floors and put in hens' nests to repel lice.

Chemical constitutes Vitamins : B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, C

Minerals : calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc

The diterpenoid alkaloid atisine is the most abundant alkaloid in the root. Other constituents of custard apple include the alkaloids oxophoebine, reticuline, isocorydine, and methylcorydaldine, and the flavonoid quercetin-3-O-glucoside. Bayer AG has patented the extraction process and molecular identity of the annonaceous acetogenin annonin, as well as its use as a biopesticide. Other acetogenins have been isolated from the seeds, bark, and leaves

Important content  in sitaphal  with some health benefits

Sitaphal is ideal fruit for weight loss, as well as for those with heart problems, owing to its high fibre content, zero cholesterol, negligible amounts of sodium and very little fat.These super sweet, delicious fruits are prized for their significant quantities of vitamin C, that help in bolstering the immune system. Custard apples are also intrinsically rich in vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium and iron, thus contributing to maintaining optimal nervous system function, bone health and healthy red blood cell synthesis in the body.

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Ghana’s pact with China for bauxite mining threatens to ravage a biodiverse forest

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 81%. (I'm a bot)


> Ghana's Atewa forest is one of the most beautiful and scenic landscapes in the country.

> The Atewa forest is part of the Guinean Forests of West Africa which stretch from southern Guinea into eastern Sierra Leone and through Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana into western Togo.

> Deforestation has massively reduced the size of the forests and the Upper Guinea Forest is now restricted to a number of more or less disconnected reserves and a few national parks acting as man-made refuges for the region's biodiversity.

> The Atewa forest landscape is remote and pristine, providing the habitat for a major collection of Ghana's biodiversity.

> Last year Ghana signed a memorandum with China to explore Ghana's deposits of bauxite-the primary ore in aluminum.

> The deposits are found in two locations-Awaso with very high deposits in the moist semi-deciduous forest zone of western region of Ghana, and Atewa, with minimum deposits and located in the Upland Evergreen forests in the Eastern Region of Ghana.


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Forest photography inspiration and advice?

Hello, I live in a place with lots of forests and have been trying my hand at shooting them, but a lot of it seems rather monotonous and it's difficult for me to find inspiration. Right now I'm not great at finding the sort of photographs I want to look at so I was wondering if you have some sources or favorite forest photographs. The landscape photography I usually see in magazines and blogs is highly processed pictures of dramatic mountains or fields, but what I have to work with is just a simple European semi-deciduous forest with some hills here and there, and not a very wide variety of plants. I'm not very interested in wide-angle shots, I'm more for the dramatic lighting and composition, and I'm not into the post-processing stage yet. I see a lot of beauty around me but I could use some help in revealing it.

I also wonder if there's any way I could get away with midday lighting, since days are currently very long here. Sometimes the sun throws interesting shapes on the ground but the overall ambience looks monotonous and too green. Also, how to deal with overcast weather?

Here's a few forest photographs I've taken, out of probably hundreds: http://imgur.com/a/Wxf61

I have a Canon DSLR with a 18-55 mm kit lens.

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Trip-Report: Thousand Island Lake, Mammoth. Two Redditors Meet Up

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This is a Trip Report to share a /r/WildernessBackpacking success story. Myself and /u/talbjorn met on here and - after assuring each other that neither of us were murderers - set out for a trip into the Mammoth high country (Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, California). We had a great time and hope to get some more redditors on board in the future. Check out the photos and next time we do a trip, come along!

It was my first time in Mammoth (and backpacking in colder weather) and /u/talbjorn had lots of good information to share. We started on 10/26/15 from Agnew Meadows (8,300 ft) and headed along the River Trail to Thousand Island Lake (~7 miles). The trailhead begins in semi-deciduous forest and ascends through increasingly craggy evergreen sub-alpine terrain, past some nice waterfalls, before ending at the lake which is above treeline (9,833 feet). It was sunny on arrival at Thousand Island - bright, windy and searing blue sky. Very otherworldly, weird little plants. Gorgeous view of Banner Peak and Mt. Ritter. We took the first campsite we found, but if you walk southwest around the lake and post up on the southern shore there are some nice sites with good views/wind-blocks.

The next day we headed for Shadow Lake (~9,000). We took a kind of roundabout way up and over the southern ridge of Thousand Island, aiming for the western end of Garnet Lake. It was nice to get some off-trail exploring in (interesting dry ponds and semi frozen marsh). Some snow here and there but nothing serious. Eventually we hooked back up with the JMT and made our way toward Shadow Lake. There's a really nice, big site just west of Shadow Lake near a very beautiful (and loud) waterfall. The approach on the JMT looked just like Harrogath (for any old D2 fans) and the lake itself - with all the wintery weather - had a very Dark Ages fantasy kind of feel. There was some sort of fire burning somewhere and it filled the valley with smoke, which smelled nice, but made us slightly nervous that /u/talbjorn's truck was getting roasted (not the case). There was rain/snow that night but nothing really stuck to the ground. Fearing a storm, we got out of there early in the morning and hiked the four drizzly miles back to the trail-head (4.25 miles). On the drive home /u/talbjorn informed me that my preference for crunchy Chips Ahoy is both unpopular and pedestrian, to which I protested.

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Beginner's Guide to Smoking IV: Definitions - Spanish Cedar

Spanish Cedar

Spanish cedar, ironically, is neither Spanish nor cedar. It is a tree in the mahogany family, Cedrela odorata. Spanish cedar is a threatened, semi-deciduous tree native to Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. This lightweight wood is rot- and termite-resistant, and produces a resin which repels insects.

Spanish cedar is the preferred material for humidors for the following list of reasons

  1. It holds more moisture than most woods, so it helps maintain humidity.

  2. It imparts its aroma to cigars if they are stored in it for long enough. For the same reason, some cigars are wrapped in Spanish-cedar sheets before they are sold.

  3. Spanish-cedar wood can repel tobacco beetles. These pinhead-sized beetles can ruin entire stocks of cigars. They eat the tobacco and lay eggs, causing further infestation. They can also be discouraged by ensuring the humidor does not get hotter than 20 °C (68 °F).[1] The beetle eggs usually only hatch at around 25 °C (77 °F)[citation needed], although there are also instances where they will hatch at cooler temperatures if the humidity is too high.

  4. The wood properties are not prone to "warping" or "cupping" in high humidity.

If you have missed the previous the volumes here they are:

Volume I: First Cigar

Volume II: Cutting, Lighting, and Smoking

Volume III: Shape, Size, Wrapper Color

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Jeb Fact #5: Did you know that Jeb enjoys elm trees?

Jeb Fact #5: Did you know that Jeb enjoys elm trees?

The Details: Jeb finds all trees fascinating. The way they can convert sunlight and water into bark, leaves, and delicious fruits elicits in him a childlike wonder. Particularly, elm trees are among Jeb's favorite trees.

Jeb prefers elms for many reasons. Here are a few: Elms are deciduous and semi-deciduous trees comprising the genus Ulmus in the plant family Ulmaceae. The genus first appeared in the Miocene geological period about 20 million years ago, originating in what is now central Asia. These trees flourished and spread over most of the Northern Hemisphere, inhabiting the temperate and tropical-montane regions of North America and Eurasia, presently ranging southward across the Equator into Indonesia.

Elms are components of many kinds of natural forests. Moreover, during the 19th and early 20th centuries many species and cultivars were also planted as ornamental street, garden, and park trees in Europe, North America, and parts of the Southern Hemisphere, notably Australasia. Some individual elms reached great size and age. However, in recent decades, most mature elms of European or North American origin have died from Dutch elm disease, caused by a microfungus dispersed by bark beetles. In response, disease-resistant cultivars have been developed, capable of restoring the elm to forestry and landscaping.

Jeb thinks oaks are nice too, and maples have their own very useful qualities. Birch trees have lightly-colored bark that is pleasing to the eye. Nothing wrong with dogwoods, either. But elms? Elms are the bee's knees.

We hope you've enjoyed this Jeb Fact, and look forward to spilling the beans on more exciting, relatable Jeb Facts in the future! Tat-ta for now!

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Alien-Nation Chapter 51: Home Sweet Home

Alien-Nation Chapter 51: Home Sweet Home

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I believe several chapters ago I promised a Knife. Unfortunately, Reddit has a 40,000 character limit, so this is getting broken up into a few parts.


Home Sweet Home

About twenty miles away, Erzilia was being made welcome at the Raktans’ home. The Raktan residence was built atop a hilly field, near an old state parkland. The building itself was, your Shil’ standard design for a frontier planet. Dome-shaped and stained a glossy violet, it reflected the still-morning sun.

Natalie lumbered to her room in a stupor.

“Thank you again for letting me stay,” Erzilia said apologetically. “Kevin is on his way over, he just took off from work early. He says he’s worried about me.”

“That’s sweet of him. ‘Kevin’… now that’s...an interesting name.” Morsh was going to follow Natalie, but hung back to meet their expected guest.

The teenaged Shil’vati looked around her room, the disparate human affectations she’d put up on her walls an eclectic mix. The room seemed to spin as she turned on her heel and looked around her room. Terracotta warriors blended with the WWE Poster, phonograph player, an old sword, her human style bed. She flipped down onto her bean bag chair and looked over at the desk, decorated with a ‘lamp,’ her ‘journal’ and stationary that she’d used to complete some of her homework, and at last, her console. One alien bit in an otherwise normal room. Normal.

It was why she’d picked Talay over all the private schools that had offered her free tuition, just for the prestige of having one of the few alien exchange students. But she’d wanted an ‘authentic’ slice of life. She’d tried to blend in, to be one of them. And they’d rejected her just for being Elias’s friend.

She reached up for her headset and put it on, immediately accessing her favourite message board. A hundred new posts from people asking to see more of Earth had to go unread for now, along with replies to old posts she’d made herself trying to clarify and correct misinformation others had made. Its anonymous nature meant anyone could claim to be on earth and have ‘all the facts.’ There were endless impersonators who were just looking for attention and spun out all kinds of fictions, which fuelled only grea

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Unreached People Group of the Week - Palestinians of Israel

Welcome to our weekly UPG post! I decided this week, with all the controversy around Palestine, we could pray for those who are lost who are being persecuted in this area for being a different ethnicity. So, here are the Palestinians of Israel!

Region: Israel

Map of Arab speakers in 2010

Stratus Index Ranking (Urgency): 64

Climate: Temperatures in Israel vary widely, especially during the winter. Coastal areas, such as those of Tel Aviv and Haifa, have a typical Mediterranean climate with cool, rainy winters and long, hot summers. The area of Beersheba and the Northern Negev have a semi-arid climate with hot summers, cool winters, and fewer rainy days than the Mediterranean climate. The Southern Negev and the Arava areas have a desert climate with very hot, dry summers, and mild winters with few days of rain. The highest temperature in the continent of Asia (54.0 °C or 129.2 °F) was recorded in 1942 at Tirat Zvi kibbutz in the northern Jordan River valley.

At the other extreme, mountainous regions can be windy and cold, and areas at elevation of 750 metres (2,460 ft) or more (same elevation as Jerusalem) will usually receive at least one snowfall each year. From May to September, rain in Israel is rare.

Terrain: The geography of Israel is very diverse, with desert conditions in the south, and snow-capped mountains in the north. Israel is located at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea in Western Asia. It is bounded to the north by Lebanon, the northeast by Syria, the east by Jordan and the West Bank, and to the southwest by Egypt. To the west of Israel is the Mediterranean Sea, which makes up the majority of Israel's 273 km (170 mi) coastline, and the Gaza Strip. Israel has a small coastline on the Red Sea in the south.

Despite its small size, Israel is home to a variety of geographic features, from the Negev desert in the south to the inland fertile Jezreel Valley, mountain ranges of the Galilee, Carmel and toward the Golan in the north. The Israeli coastal plain on the shores of the Mediterranean is home to most of the nation's population. East of the central highlands lies the Jordan Rift Valley, which forms a small part of the 6,500-kilometer (4,039 mi) Great Rift Valley. The Jordan River runs along the Jordan Rift Valley, from Mount Hermon through the Hulah Valley and the Sea of Galilee to t

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Prompt: First Contact with a Late Medieval Civilization (Long Prompt)

(The setting and prompt is sci-fi, although if you want to respond to it with a fantasy setting, you can just change out all the references to technology to refer to magic or portals etc.)

One of your civilizations that is in the Space Age is exploring the galaxy - whether this is the first journey into the deep unknown, or whether it's just another routine scan as have been done for hundreds of years - and encounters a planet that appears habitable, with large oceans and fractured landmasses of mostly lush, green terrain.

Who would they send down? Would they first send a team of drones to scout out, and then send their scientists? Would their explorers go down on foot after only a brief survey, or would they carefully screen all activity in the area before making a careful landing? Would there only be a couple of researchers, or an entire crew complete with an armed guard?

Landing down on the planet would reveal it to support respiration for most alien species, and to be temperate and pleasant, with apparently little seasonal variation. The vegetation is lush but not hard to navigate through, with thick deciduous forests surrounding the gently hilled coastal terrain. The fauna is mostly restricted to small and very small herbivores, although there are still a few predators; the creatures vaguely resemble Earth mice, rats, squirrels, shrews, moles, boars, tapir, capybara. There are no birds to speak of, but there are plenty of mammals which glide or achieve limited flight. There is huge variety of impressive marine life, some of which can be seen from the coast.

What would the explorers do? Would they start cataloguing the fauna and flora to best of their efforts? Would they focus on cartography and geology? Would they take extreme care so as to not disturb the ecosystem, or would the crew interfere, perhaps even hunting the animals for food? Would they set up a semi-permannent camp, or keep on the move? How would they feel about their discovery? Ecstatic to find life, or is it just another day of work? Delighted to see relatively docile fauna in temperate conditions, or would they be terrified of the roaming wild boars and the whales out at sea?

Towards the very end of the day, with the sky turning orange and pink, they would discover footpaths and trails with marked signs, indicating some form of sapient life. Trails of smoke would be visible from a nearby valley, and as the sun sets, faint lights coming from lit fires. Upon a careful closer ins

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Where do you think Fairview is?

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In episode 6x10 they recreated the landscape of Wisteria Lane seen from the plane. Wisteria Lane appears to be surrounded by lush deciduous forest but the hills behind it appear semi-desert. I thought it would be somewhere in the southeast but there are no such hills there, it is more humid.

It looks more like a Colorado landscape. What do you think? What State does it remind you of?

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[The Many Gifts of Malia] - Part 22

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The next day, Hasda awoke groggy, sore, and in surprisingly good spirits. Looking not at all put out by yesterday’s disaster, he sat up and stretched and began strapping on his armor.

“Where’s Malia?” he asked as he wiggled on a greave.

I frowned. “She went up into the mountains to investigate the pass. Something felt off to her, she said, and she hasn’t been back since.”

“Oh. Well, that’s okay. You’re still here.” His smile faded as he patted his chest. “This scar is new.”

“It is.” I kept my voice even.

His eyebrows quirked down and he gave me a confused look. “I mean too new. It shouldn’t have healed that quickly.”

“You had...a healer.” I clenched my jaw and turned away.

“Hey. What happened?” He stood up, accidentally knocking the other greave on the floor. It clattered into the bracers and split chestplate. “Oh, wow. That looks a lot worse than I thought.”

“You looked a lot worse than that when you came out,” I said, half-growling.

“Who healed me?”

“Thane did.”

Hasda gave me a strange look. “Then why are you so unhappy? I thought you liked him, especially since he was your old apprentice.”

I sighed. “Normally, yes. But Malia called in, and then gave up, a favor to do so, which could jeopardize the legality of this Trial. While you didn’t die, you got yourself severely injured, and I don’t have any spare leathers to replace the ones Malia gave you.” I shook my head. “If there are any more, Malia has them, and she’s not here.”

“Well, they were helpful while they lasted, but I don’t think they’ll work anymore.”

“Oh?” I arched a brow.

He nodded. Sitting down, he folded his legs onto his sleeping mat and rested his hands on his knees. “Last time, he ate them, but this time he just attacked. He was really offended when I asked if he’d want to leave the mines, and he said he wasn’t going to stop feeding on the miners, because what else could

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Hypothesis: Bigfoot is not Gigantopithecus nor a Hominin

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The debate over the identity of certain reported unidentified, large, bipedal, furry primates has ensued for as long as the possibility of such beings existing was debated. Whether or not entities like Sasquatch exist or not is beside the point of this exercise. Rather this is a thought based deep dive into the subject meant to speculate as to the identity of such creatures as if they were real animals that were verified tomorrow and my prediction on what they would turn out to be if we could genetically test them or uncover their fossil record. Frankly, I’m much of an agnostic on the whole thing, always open to the possibility while giving everything multiple grains of salt; but I will be treating it quite seriously both because of the respectability owed to some of the individuals involved such as Lyle Blackburn, Loren Coleman, and Dr. Jeff Meldrum among other men and women, and my own personal fascination with the subject matter.

For the sake of simplicity, I will be working off several assumptions.

Firstly, contrary to some hypotheses I will assume that there is only one species of unidentified large bipedal primate, of which they are a type of ape. I know many have posited the suggestion of multiple Sasquatch types, but I will be working on the assumption reports seeming to indicate wildly divergent body types were a result of mistakes in recollection by the witnesses. Under stress and surprise, the brain is very shoddy at making accurate recollections, as psychological testing on first responders, soldiers, and people involved in armed robbery among other stressful situations all show. This is not me calling any of these witnesses liars, just that the brain is not a perfect repository for information. It’s just not how memory works. Secondly, I will be calling all of the unknown bipedal primates Sasquatch and focusing on North America for the sake of brevity. In theory, this would apply to many places around the world, but I only have so much time in the day.

Now the two main hypotheses I put forth as to the identity of Sasquatch, should it be a real unknown entity, is that it is either a relic hominin or a descendent of Gigantopithecus. Both of these have perks, however, I feel both of them have glaring weaknesses very few think to delve into. As well as traits in conflict with what is reported in Sasquatch most comm

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Builder Felled Trees on our property line

A builder who owns the land opposite to our housing estate felled 10 trees that were on our property. These were 30ft trees that blocked our view in to the land next to us.

There were clear property line markers and the trees lay behind a fence. So in order Our houses, the fence, our trees, the property line, His property.

He admitted to 'accidentally felling these trees" and emailed me to say he would replace them withing 6 weeks. Then Covid happend. Now we get a semi threating letter saying that the NI hedge laws of 2012 could lead to us being complained to the local authorities and be responsible for damages if the trees he replants grow to block the sunlight of the houses he is about to build.

He gave us 3 options

1 replant the conifer trees (The ones he cut) 2 replant deciduous trees (his preference) 3 No action

What is the best course of action here

This is NI law

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Separated my beech air layer today

Beech progress March 2020 https://imgur.com/gallery/84BknNC

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Hopefully my last encounter

Hi! I don't really know how to start this post, its my first one. At the time of writing this I am living in western Pennsylvania, a little south of Pittsburgh. I was in Boy Scouts for most of my life so I feel very comfortable in the woods and go camping often. Upon hearing Governor Wolf's school closure plan I decided that it was time for some cold weather camping. It was March, it wasn't that cold but it did drop to 40 f at night, and the people who I went weren't really avid campers. If you're from Pittsburgh you may know the Boggs campsite on the montour trail, that's where we went. They, of course, only brought weed and alcohol and didn't bring any sleeping bags, blankets, or pillows so naturally I assumed they were gonna have to sit by the fire all night. It was light when we first got there and the fire pit was still smoldering, very cool, we use the coals from the previous camper's fire to light ours and immediately I knew that I would have to provide wood for the fire until I went to bed, they passed out beers at around 3 PM (times are gonna be a bit dodgy because I wasn't near my phone) and after having 2-3 beers I just wanted dinner. Now, that they did for me. they made ramen noodles and cheese which was amazing (they had a weird name for it) and burgers over the fire. By this time it would have had to have been close to 5PM because it started to rain a little bit, as was forecasted, so we took shelter in the lean to shelter that was on site and occasionally one of them would throw some sticks on the fire (sticks were all they seemed to be able to find even though I brought 2 saws and an axe) and I would cut up some logs. By the time the rain stopped all 4 of us smoked a blunt and were sitting around the fire, I was light out so well call it 7PM. after a while of just hanging out they ask if I had any blankets. I always have blankets. Nothing special but we've had some pretty bad snow storms in the past and a couple scratchy car blankets are always useful. they each got a blanket except for R, as we'll call him, who got my summer sleeping bag that I brought just in case. By now it was dark, 9-9:30PM?, and the fire was getting low. I start off to find some more wood because they wanted to smoke another blunt. Now you have to understand that I'm 6'5" and a semi frequent user of the devils lettuce so my tolerance is kinda high. I return with the wood and we spark up another blunt, a smaller one, and just kinda hang out and talk and listen to musi

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My predictions for every future dlc I can picture Frontier actually doing

The following are what I can reasonably see Frontier adding into PZ based on what they've given us so far. These are in no particular order, except for the North American Pack, which I truly believe will be the last paid dlc of this year. These packs are also thought of individually, meaning I'm not saying we are going to get *all* of these ides. For that reason, some might have a bit of overlap. Also, these are not necessarily animals that I would pick, they're the animals I think Frontier would pick.

North America Pack

  • American Alligator
  • Moose OR an elk species
  • Cougar
  • American black bear
    • Coral snake, green anole OR Horned lizard (Exhibit)
  • Building set with elements of a rustic log cabin type home, old western town and some respectfully done Native American artwork pieces, similar to the Aboriginal pieces done in the Australia pack. A few backdrop/behind the scenes pieces as well. A fair amount of North American foliage including more variations of broken trees, and deciduous trees with fall colors.

Asian Pack

  • Sun bear OR Sloth bear
  • Clouded leopard
  • Siamang or white handed gibbon
  • Binturong/Bearcat
  • Markhor OR Takin
  • Dhole
    • Indian cobra, Spitting cobra OR King cobra
    • Chinese water dragon OR Japanese rhinoceros beetle
  • I don't see a building set for this, aside from 20-30 new foliage options and potentially some in-game artwork for the animals.

Africa Pack

  • Meerkat
  • African Leopard
  • Bamboo lemur, Crowned lemur OR Coquerel's sifaka
  • Olive baboon OR Hamadryas Baboon
  • White rhino OR Black rhino
  • Serval OR Caracal
    • Jackson's chameleon OR Panther chameleon
    • Gaboon viper, Eastern green mamba OR Boomslang. (I think the Black mamba is too big for an exhibit tank)
  • I don't see a building set for this, aside from 20-30 new foliage options and potentially some in-game artwork for the animals.

Nocturnal Pack

  • Binturong/Bearcat
  • Ocelot
  • Aardwolf
  • Black footed cat OR Pallas' cat
  • Tayra OR Bush dog
  • Kiwi
    • Potto OR Slow loris
    • Vampire bat, Giant fruit bat, Egyptian fruit bat OR Big brown bat (I would expect two bat species)
    • A galagos species OR a bushbaby species
  • This pack wouldn't have to add *a ton* of new habitat animals as there are a lot of already added animals that can be kept in a nocturnal house, such as the Aardvark and Chinese pangolin, plus existing exhibit animals. I think animals like a Slow loris or bushbaby are just too small to be a good habitat
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Advice on growing in ground junipers (and one Cryptomeria Japonica)

Hi all,

Looking for advice on how to treat/manage ground grown junipers (and conifers in general I guess). Got these (pics attached) growing in the ground but I find that they are losing their lower branches and leaves, which is not good because unlike a deciduous I can't just trunk chop and grow a new batch. Likewise they are losing the inner leaves as the branches grow. These have recently been moved to a better sunnier location.

So how should one field grow Junipers? My gut feel is that unlike deciduous I should actually cut the top offs and get them to develop the lower branches rather than just letting them grow. But then I assume one should leave a sacrifice branch for the trunks to thicken?

Or am I maybe not just looking after them right and should thin out the top branches a bit so the lower ones get a bit more light? (the previous location was semi shade so maybe that was it).

Southern Hemisphere here so in the thick of spring at the moment.

EDIT: two additional probably better photos:

https://imgur.com/a/oI1ccdW

https://imgur.com/lOEJnEN

https://imgur.com/O6fZfMW

Thanks.

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Exceptional Ecosystems – Desert Gorges / Arid Canyons

This article is written to inspire the use of environments outside of the classics, and figuratively broaden the horizon on environmental world building.

Environmental Description

The journey has taken its toll, but life is cruel that way. After God knows how long, tracking through vast desolate shrublands, plagued by thirst and temperatures, you finally lay eyes on your mark. Respite quickly turns to despair when you stumble onto the precipice of what seems to you as a brutal joke of the landscape. A gorge, cliffs on either side with the other side in plain view, deceptively close. As if the Gods themselves ripped apart the world. Glittering in the deep below, covered partially by the beckoning shade of the cliffside, lays a murmuring lint of water. Making sure desperation is not getting the better of you, you set off to make your way down the rockface. Ridges, overhangs, and few hand- or footholds not occupied by treacherous flora make for sparse places to take a breath and rest on the way down. Once in the belly of the gorge it is a rough stumble towards the flat plateau where the stream runs, through low, healthy looking shrubs and grasses. It is only when you find the shade and water that you realise that this is far from a safe haven. From here you can see the shaded cliffside riddled with holes and crevices, and clear signs of life. It dawns that, while this place has what it takes for you to survive compared to the emptiness above, this holds true for most life in the region. As the sun sets further, and the shadows crawl up the walls, life starts pouring out of the still-warm rocks, set on you and yours. The choice is yours, stay down here under the threat of those that live here hoping that you can follow the gorge closer to your destination, or scale the cliff once more, and suffer the elements above and risking the need for another descend.

Geographical Origin

Gorges generally form in geographical areas with tectonic activity or periodic hydrological activity. In cases where the surrounding environments are arid, for example on the continental side of mountain ranges, it is generally the latter phenomenon that initiates the formation. Periodic flows of water, such as melting glaciers or seasonal precipitation, will search for the easiest way towards the lowlands. Arid environments are prone to erosion as the bare soil is not kept together by moisture or subsequent plantlife, lacking resilience against wear and tear. Hydrological fo

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New Biome Idea - Petrified Woods

Hello fellow dwarves! I saw a post on reddit asking about new biome type ideas and I may have went overboard so I decided to make a post entirely for it! Feel free to comment your opinions as well as any additional ideas you might have!

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We have a sort of Jungle type map already but I really like the idea of another map being forest like, perhaps a deciduous forest kind of map with old petrified giant trees? It would be cool to have this dinosaur themed as well since the Radioactive map already has bone models.

Biome name: Petrified Woods

Description: “A testament of time to behold. Hoxxes IV is an ancient planet, but even we at Deep Rock Galactic didn’t know how ancient. The woods contain massive trees and root networks of petrified wood seeming to be older than time itself. Not to mention the amber containing ancient creatures of old. Deep Rock Galactic advises you to not touch the amber, even we don’t know what’s in there.”

Resources: Magnite, Bismor.

Unique biome environment features:

The petrified woods have giant trees with branches and roots intertwined in the cave systems. Not all are straight up, some have fallen over and some are leaning. Since they are petrified, they act like hardened rock and require 3 pickaxe hits to destroy

Amber is unique to this biome as well, being somewhat see through and can contain dinosaur bones or ancient glyphids in them. Appears semi-frequently and glows in the dark!

Tar pits, organic matter has decayed so much over time leaving black pits of sticky goo. These pits are not too deep, but they slow the player down and sink them a bit when they walk over them. Players will need to keep jumping to avoid sinking. Glyphids are dumb and will get stuck and sink in the pits if they walk on them. Appears on floors of maps and behave like the goo if the player mines under them.

Bones, DINO BONES! We already have these rib cage and skull models from radioactive zone, so put em in here too! Sometimes they are stuck in amber!

Has the hanging vines from the Dense zone and sometimes has GIANT mushrooms from the fungal region except these mushrooms are always big and can be walked on.

Unique enemies and critters:

Amberworm - Snakey worm like bug that slithers across the ground, can coil it’s way up trees and slither up steep surfaces. Heats up amber (it eats the amber) releasing creatures in the amber. Will ignore players until provoked, usually want to kill these cus they r

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Everything is disappearing, but I'm the only one who can see it.

I hope this story gets out. I’m writing it down and posting it here, because I’m hoping that what’s happening here isn’t happening everywhere, and that this will reach someone. I’ll start at the beginning.

A few days ago, I drove down from the city to visit the small town of Carmichael, where I grew up. My parents moved to Arizona a few years back, so I didn’t have any family there anymore, but nonetheless I was feeling nostalgic, and I’ve had a lot of free time on my hands lately, thanks to the pandemic.

After I arrived in my hometown, I checked in at the local Best Western Hotel, before proceeding to explore my old stomping grounds. Not much had changed in the dozen or so years since I’d last visited Carmichael...at least that’s what it seemed like at first.

It started with a plaque, just a little rectangular piece of tarnished brass about four inches wide, affixed to a wide wooden bench outside the Carmichael Public Library. It was stamped with a simple memorial: “Maxwell Hayes”

When I used to go to the library as a kid, I must have sat down on that bench a thousand times without giving the plaque a second thought, but I remember that, one day, I got curious, and I asked a librarian about it.

She explained that Hayes had been an elderly library patron who ran a children’s literacy program for many years, and -- before the library had an addition built to house a few small classrooms -- held his classes on one of the landings of the broad steps in front of the library, where what the librarians affectionately called “Max’s bench” now stood.

It was nothing big, but it was enough to make him a minor local hero in a quiet little town like Carmichael. So, I was surprised when I glanced at the old bench, and noticed that the little memorial plaque was blank. It was just a bare metal plate.

On my way back out, after a stroll through fond childhood memories associated with the place, I asked the librarian on duty -- an elderly woman I thought I faintly recognized -- about the missing plaque.

She didn’t know what I was talking about. I thought I might have been mistaken about recognizing her as someone who’d worked there when I was younger, and so I explained the familiar story about Hayes. She said she didn’t know about him, but her curiosity was piqued, and she asked me to show her the blank plaque.

Her mild interest turned to suspicion and mild annoyance when we got outside to the bench. The plaque was gone. I couldn’t even find the holes th

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Some stats on how the silent e rule is so inconsistent!

Long and short a, e, i, o, u

Doubled consonants are supposed to show when the letters a, e,  i,  o,  u  in words of more than one syllable have a short sound,  as in matter, hemmed,  hidden, dotty,  tubby,    rather than long, as in  mate,  theme,  hide,  dote,  tube. When followed by just one consonant, or several consonants and a vowel, a,  e,  i,  o,  u are meant to be  'closed' , with a short sound, as in:              am, ample; ten, tender; pin, pinked; pond ponder; bun bunker.

When followed by a single consonant and a vowel, they are ‘open’ and meant to be long;            male, halo;  peter, period; fine, final;  sole, solo;   tube, tubular'.

If a stressed short vowel before a single consonant and another vowel is to be short, or is to stay short, it should be followed by a doubled consonant:                         allergy,  petty,  Finnish,  dolly,  butter.

Schoolchildren spend much time learning to apply this rule when adding suffixes to short words:                       cut + er → cutter,  prefer + ed → preferred;                 but: cute + er→ cuter,    enter +ed → entered.

Sadly, at least 1,700 words of more than one syllable disobey the ‘closed /short' - 'open / long’ vowel system in 5 ways:   1.  At least 567 common words  fail to double the consonant after a short, stressed vowel,         e.g. 'habit,  very,  similar,  body,  study'.   2.   219 words have needlessly doubled consonants after unstressed vowels,          e.g. 'account,  terrific,   immense, occur, hurrah', undermining their regular use, as in:                accurate,  terror,   simmer,   occupy,  hurry.      3.  Nearly 200 words end with a surplus –e: (give, promise – cf.spiv drive; surprise tennis).   4.  Around 200 words have irregular spellings for a, e, i, o and u  (plait, bread,  pretty, cough, touch),         sometimes with missing doubled consonants as well (many, women, sausage, money).   5. At least 665 words do not use the long vowel method, of 'male, mere, mile,  mole, mule':           87 for long a (late - wait, straight, eight),  373 long e (eke – seek, speak, shriek) - [e-e is used just in 86 words],          79 long i (while - style, whilst, island, height), 100 long o (mole – bowl, roll, soul),           26 long u (use - youth, juice, feud, lewd,  beauty, Tuesday).   All common words affected by the five irregularities are shown below in the following order:   1) Omitted consonant doubling;  2) Needless consonant doubling; 3) Surplus -e endings;

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Xenozoic Book: everything so far

COMPENDIUM OF FUTURE FLORA AND FAUNA PART 1: WHAT DID WE DO, AND WHAT HAPPENED TO US? The idea that humans can harm the environment, and therefore ourselves, is not a new concept. Ancient Europeans noted that it would rain less where tress had been cut down; the Age of Sail witnessed numerous extinctions as hungry sailors ate naïve island animals out of existence; and the 1960’s saw a massive backlash to various industries when the public became aware of the dangers of pollution, mostly after a series of environmental disasters (most famously, a flaming river in Ohio). And nowadays the potential for future destruction is even more alarming, as temperatures rise and plastics enter the food chain. Some have taken this not unjustifiably to the extreme, and suggest that we could see a mass extinction of plant and animal life on par with the “Big Five”. The Big Five were a series of extinction events notable for their extreme destruction, often shifting the balance of power in the animal kingdom. There was the End-Silurian (circa 444 MYA), likely caused by severe glaciation and a ripple effect of dropping sea-levels and changes to marine chemistry; the Late Devonian (roughly 376-360 MYA) a prolonged event that remains poorly understood, though some scientists blame ocean anoxia coupled with a climate that alternated between a greenhouse and an ice-age; the End-Permian (252 MYA), which was caused by massive volcanic eruptions in Siberia, leading to runaway global warming and mass-desertification. This was the worst of all the Big Five, with around 95% of all life at the time extinguished; the End-Triassic (201 MYA), basically a less intense version of the End-Permian, this time caused by volcanic provinces along the spreading Atlantic coastline; and the End-Cretaceous (66 MYA), caused primarily by an asteroid impact in the Gulf of Mexico, possibly exacerbated by toxic gases unleashed by volcanoes in India. And that brings us to now. Will the Big Five become the Big Six? Quite possibly- animals are going extinct faster than the natural background rate, and ongoing climatic changes are occurring (and threaten to occur) more rapidly than at possibly any time in Earth’s history, surprise impact winters notwithstanding. And while progress has been made in some areas, human efforts to protect the environment are unlikely to be enough unless drastic measures are taken, and with so much opposition towards environmentalism, action may not be taken until it's too lat

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D100 Taiga Features

From towns, to landmarks, to straight-up weird features one can find in a typical “snowy place.”

1: A settlement of goliaths, living atop a snowy mountain.

2: A tunnel covered in icicles as thin and sharp as needles.

3: A forest covered with an invisible layer of ice.

4: An underground river, within a cave system made of ice.

5: A cold beach with sand, water, and creatures that glow blue during the nighttime.

[#6-24 by u/Umkynareth]

6: Purple worms beneath the surface of the ice/snow, occasionally causing avalanches and dangerous pits below the safe-looking surface

7: A completely frozen (angel/deva/demon/devil/historically important figure)

8: A single lush, green, apparently deciduous tree growing in opposition to nature

9: A community of frost gnolls

10: A snow fox’s den

11: An ascetic, rail-thin hermit or sage and their modest hovel / cave / camp

12: Frost giant hunting party

13: A nest of white dragon eggs, seemingly abandoned

14: White dragon cultists amidst a ritual offering

15: A completely frozen dwarf, with a substantial amount of survival gear (pitons, snow shoes, tent, tinderbox)

16: An awakened bear that coordinates with the local humanoids for hunting and survival

17: A perfectly smooth, 5” orb that contains the power of a winter storm within

18: A wandering merchant in clothes that are wildly inappropriate for the weather, stocked primarily with potions of frost resistance

19: A massive statue facing due north in the middle of a wild storm, only visible to those within the eye.

20: A piece of metal just sticking out of the snow or ice, belonging to an entirely unfamiliar machine

21: A shambling mound, disguised as a collection of brown, dead bushes

22: Someone on a solo pilgrimage from one end of the frozen land to the other, in service of their deity/for redemption (Rasputin)

23: On a very high perception check, the slightest hint of dwarf in a red outfit, being pulled through the sky by Pegasi

24: A pile of bones, the meat clinging to them still giving off heat. There are no footprints anywhere nearby.

[#25-39 by u/painterinsomniac]

25: A massive lake, several miles wide and a waterfall leading into it, all completely frozen. The ice of the lake is several feet thick but crystal clear.

26: A hut with a chimney producing a steady stream of smoke. Inside is a quaint bar with a lumberjack-esque bartender. He is happy to provide a warm drink and a seat at the roaring fireplace.

27:

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The Serra Scale, v2

Lately, I've noticed many posters making reference to their cube's power level (various descriptors such as "high octane", "high speed", or "modern+" have been bandied about, for example). I think it's pretty clear that the status quo -- the binary between powered/unpowered (with peasant/setcube/pauper all being individual black sheep) -- is no longer sufficient shorthand for a Cube environment. Not only does it make new card evaluation a nightmare of caveats and clarifications, but it is mildly frustrating to me as a quantitative person to need full sentences to explain my Cube in a nutshell (: Therefore, I propose that the cube community refurbish and update The Serra Scale for 2019, renamed The Strix Scale (so as not to confuse the two). Let's begin, shall we?

Methodology & Purpose

"The Serra Number" (version 1, so to speak) was actually first coined four years ago, here; it refers to the number of the pick you'd take [[Serra Angel]] in an average pack 1 (3, for example, means she'd get picked third on average). My initial inspiration comes from this scale, but I take much of the philosophy of the updated scale from a Riptide Lab forum, rather than the original post. In brief, the latter forum revolves around how a cube environment really can't be reduced to a single number -- power, tempo, and speed are all important in their own right, which I think is key for understanding modern cubes. Both of these scales were fine, but never really caught much traction in the Cube community, as far as I can tell.

I think the need for an updated scale is clear. Since the Play Design team began, WotC has been knocking Cube designs out of the park, from auto-include utility staples like [[Goblin Cratermaker]], to archetype-invigorating build-arounds like [[Yawgmoth, Thran Physician]], to raw power like [[On Thin Ice]] disrupting Cube status quos. I mean, three years ago the best black 5 was still an early [[Grave Titan]] *wink*, and now [[Doom Whisperer]] shares such powerful competition that it's not necessarily an auto-include.

Simply put, the meaningful Cube design space has widened. Our shorthand should reflect that.

My goal: Work with the cube community to make a power scale granular enough to capture effects of the individual designer's choices, while broa

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✨Nui Cobalt Designs presents their 2019 Yule collection! (All new items will be available on our website at 11:11 am Pacific / 2:11 pm Eastern on Friday, November 29th. )✨

Fresh from the inbox, here are the wonderous and elegant sounding lineup of Yule fragrances to appear tomorrow All new items will be available on our website at 11:11 am Pacific / 2:11 pm Eastern on Friday, November 29th.

Nui Cobalt's Collection: Yule 2019

~ Snowball Fight ~The scent of shared laughter and unbridled enthusiasm. Poached pears, rice pudding with nutmeg and allspice, a drizzle of caramel and a single fresh bay leaf. Wear this joyful scent to lift your mood and invoke a celebratory spirit.

~ Avalanche ~A formidable potion for invoking inner strength. Cold coconut water with angelica, crystallized ginger, and vanilla-poached rhubarb over hinoki wood, lemon verbena, and green tangerine zest. Wear this scent whenever you need extra courage and fortitude.

~ Snow Storm ~An assertive blend of bitter almond, rosemary, white sandalwood, and cardamom over aloe, creamed coconut, frozen honeycomb, frankincense, and copal. Wear this stimulating scent to increase confidence, drive, and motivation.

~ Diamonds in the Snow ~A glistening expanse of freshly fallen snow in the moonlight. Iced lavender, lemon, and juniper enshrouded in ivory satin, white clove, and crushed coriander with a base of vanilla sugar. Wear this elegant scent when you want to steal the spotlight and stand out from the crowd.

~ Burgundy Velvet ~A warm, rich, and luxuriant perfume for romantic fireside trysts. Merlot and molasses, sandalwood and oud, heliotrope, amber and blackcurrant with a trace of dragon's blood smoke. Wear this evocative scent to ignite passions and fulfill desires.

~ Warm Fuzzies ~The scent of softness and tender affection. Ripened peaches, cotton flower, flax, leaves of lamb's ear, smooth sandalwood, skin-warmed wool, a touch of Ceylon cinnamon and a sprinkle of ginger. Wear this comforting blend to encourage gentle kisses, wistful smiles, and acts of loving kindness.

~ Cozy ~A potion for peace and contentment. The vanillic scent of very old books, winter spices drifting from the kitchen, glowing beeswax candles, a blanket around your shoulders, and a Douglas fir adorned with lights. Wear this scent when you crave stillness and silence. It has a talent for putting the outside world into decidedly softer focus.

~ Flying South ~*Unabashedly defiant in the face of winter. Pink lemonade, warm sand, tiare blossoms, and a flowy

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What's wrong with my orchid the leaves have been turning yellow and falling off and the stem with the complete orange leave looks rotten but it's hard. Also what can I do to make them go straight up?
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Azalea - Field grown for 12 years after collection. imgur.com/a/oeFUI
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Dryad

Dryad Ecology

I ask that I be your guardian watcher of the wood. By my own essence, I give myself to you as your protector. - Part of the Bond of the Dryad


Gm Binder Version

Introduction

For many of our records, at my academy of research, only scant accounts of Dryads can be found. Most of these documents are folk tales about the women of the forest. While sometimes referred to as tree witches, in less informed stories, there is a trend of predominately female Dryads. In more modern times we understand a lot more about these creatures of nature and where they come from. The communities of Forest Elves living among their kind have been a great insight and resource to gathering this research as it is a known practice.

This document is to better inform on the true nature, pun intended, of the Dryads. I also aim to help separate the ideas of Dryad's and Nymphs being the same creatures as they are not.


Dryad Physiology


Origins

According to Elven records, which is mostly oral for Wood Elves, the first Drayd was Lady Evelegania and the Tree of Wishes. Since then the practice of becoming a Dryad is not a common one but significant enough to be counted with reverence in Wood Elf culture.

This very first union was one of great renown not only for being the first true union of Elf and Tree, but also the union that saved a forest from the destruction of a whole kingdom of elves. As the tale goes the tree could grant wishes to those who understood it. As much as the elves had tried over the years none of the best and most devout druids could understand the tree. The best guess is that the tree was proud and saw no reason to aid the Elves. When true danger came to the forest the tree spoke to one elf, Lady Evelegania. She was not the wisest, oldest, or youngest of the druids but the kindest. When danger came to the wood the Tree of Wishes finally spoke and granted her wish. Her wish was to protect the forest and the tree of wishes. With this wish, she became the first Dryad bonded with the Tree of Wishes.


Physical Attributes

Dryads are a humanoid creature, usually female, that slightly resembles the mortal they used to be, but now as the tree that they call home. Standing roughly the same size as the Dryad did in their past life, these n

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Demolition Days, Part 10.

That reminds me of a story.

Late summer slid slowly toward the autumnal solstice.

Accompanied by the mute fireworks of deciduous trees silently shutting down their chlorophyllic chow-generating apparatus preparing for the long winter siesta, the gang of four had once again reunited in Ike’s garage.

But first, the formalities. Everyone had to tell the lies tales of what they did that summer.

Ricky went first, regaling all with his heroic deeds down in Mississippi. He ended up working on a Gulf shrimp boat owned and operated by his cousin. They would ply the shallow Gulf of Mexico waters off of Gulfport and Biloxi, trawling for those delicious little crustacean nuggets of toothsome protein.

They had also intervened in a boating accident where some local idiot got sozzled and ran his brand new 22’ Chris-Craft into the Mile 9 channel marker at high speed. They fished his soggy, unconscious carcass out of the water and evidently saved the fool’s life. Ricky and his cousin got written up in the local papers and they both received ‘suitable for framing’ letters of commendation from the American Shrimp Processors Association.

High praise indeed!

Ronny spent the summer with his musician father, touring Southern Canada, the Upper Midwest, the Great Plains, and Southwestern US. His father was a versatile musician, as comfortable behind the keyboard as he was on bass guitar or alto saxophone. Singer, songwriter and part-time manager, he was a true Renaissance Man. And one hell of a nice guy.

He was also extremely handy with a .45 caliber pistol as Ronny recounted. Several times during the tour, the bus would stop for fuel for either the machine or the inhabitants inside. In the dead of night or wee morning hours, there would be “a ruckus” as some outsider demanded cash, drugs, or worse. Shots were not fired on this trip, but that proved to be the exception rather than the rule. Ronny’s musical, polymath, nice guy father would be shot to death in Opelousas, Louisiana over an issue of $47 some years later.

But that’s for much later. It was Ike’s turn now.

Ike spent his summer working as well. His father pulled some strings and got Ike, Jr. (just to piss him off) a freelance job at the local auto factory. This was a coveted position, as many adults would walk on, over or through you for a chance to join the United Auto Workers union and make that sweet US$35/hour wage, with double and triple time possibilities.

Ike was supposed to be a spontaneous cus

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Health benefits of sitaphal(custard apple)

sitaphal(custardapple)

Sitaphal(custard apple) is most delicious fruit of India. Comes in the season of winter at the time of diwali that is t in the months of October, November and December.Custard apple (Annona squamosa) or sitaphal is a woody, semi-deciduous tree that grows unattended in the semi-arid zones of several south Indian states.

Climate for  sitaphal

Like most species of Annona, it requires a tropical or subtropical climate with summer temperatures from 25 °C (77 °F) to 41 °C (106 °F), and mean winter temperatures above 15 °C (59 °F). It is sensitive to cold and frost, being defoliated below 10 °C (50 °F) and killed by temperatures of a couple of degrees below freezing. It is only moderately drought-tolerant, requiring at least 700 mm of annual rainfall, and will not produce fruit well during droughts.It will grow from sea level to 2,000 metres (6,600 ft) and does well in hot dry climates

Leaves In traditional Indian, Thai, and American medicine, the leaves are used in a decoction to treat dysentery and urinary tract infection. In traditional Indian medicine, they are also crushed and applied to wounds. In Mexico, the leaves are rubbed on floors and put in hens' nests to repel lice.

Chemical constitutes Vitamins : B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, C

Minerals : calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc

The diterpenoid alkaloid atisine is the most abundant alkaloid in the root. Other constituents of custard apple include the alkaloids oxophoebine, reticuline, isocorydine, and methylcorydaldine, and the flavonoid quercetin-3-O-glucoside. Bayer AG has patented the extraction process and molecular identity of the annonaceous acetogenin annonin, as well as its use as a biopesticide. Other acetogenins have been isolated from the seeds, bark, and leaves

Important content  in sitaphal  with some health benefits

Sitaphal is ideal fruit for weight loss, as well as for those with heart problems, owing to its high fibre content, zero cholesterol, negligible amounts of sodium and very little fat.These super sweet, delicious fruits are prized for their significant quantities of vitamin C, that help in bolstering the immune system. Custard apples are also intrinsically rich in vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium and iron, thus contributing to maintaining optimal nervous system function, bone health and healthy red blood cell synthesis in the body.

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Builder Felled 10 20ft trees on my property

Hi I posted this on r/legaladviceuk and was recomended to come here.. This is In Northern Ireland:

A builder who owns the land opposite to our housing estate felled 10 trees that were on our property. These were 30ft trees that blocked our view in to the land next to us.

There were clear property line markers and the trees lay behind a fence. So in order Our houses, the fence, our trees, the property line, His property.

He admitted to 'accidentally felling these trees" and emailed me to say he would replace them withing 6 weeks. Then Covid happend. Now we get a semi threating letter saying that the NI hedge laws of 2012 could lead to us being complained to the local authorities and be responsible for damages if the trees he replants grow to block the sunlight of the houses he is about to build.

He gave us 3 options

1 replant the conifer trees (The ones he cut) 2 replant deciduous trees (his preference) 3 No action

What is the best course of action here

This is NI law

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Well, I saw it.

Hi! I don't really know how to start this post, its my first one. At the time of writing this I am living in western Pennsylvania, a little south of Pittsburgh. I was in Boy Scouts for most of my life so I feel very comfortable in the woods and go camping often. Upon hearing Governor Wolf's school closure plan I decided that it was time for some cold weather camping. It was March, it wasn't that cold but it did drop to 40 f at night, and the people who I went weren't really avid campers. If you're from Pittsburgh you may know the Boggs campsite on the montour trail, that's where we went. They, of course, only brought weed and alcohol and didn't bring any sleeping bags, blankets, or pillows so naturally I assumed they were gonna have to sit by the fire all night. It was light when we first got there and the fire pit was still smoldering, very cool, we use the coals from the previous camper's fire to light ours and immediately I knew that I would have to provide wood for the fire until I went to bed, they passed out beers at around 3 PM (times are gonna be a bit dodgy because I wasn't near my phone) and after having 2-3 beers I just wanted dinner. Now, that they did for me. they made ramen noodles and cheese which was amazing (they had a weird name for it) and burgers over the fire. By this time it would have had to have been close to 5PM because it started to rain a little bit, as was forecasted, so we took shelter in the lean to shelter that was on site and occasionally one of them would throw some sticks on the fire (sticks were all they seemed to be able to find even though I brought 2 saws and an axe) and I would cut up some logs. By the time the rain stopped all 4 of us smoked a blunt and were sitting around the fire, I was light out so well call it 7PM. after a while of just hanging out they ask if I had any blankets. I always have blankets. Nothing special but we've had some pretty bad snow storms in the past and a couple scratchy car blankets are always useful. they each got a blanket except for R, as we'll call him, who got my summer sleeping bag that I brought just in case. By now it was dark, 9-9:30PM?, and the fire was getting low. I start off to find some more wood because they wanted to smoke another blunt. Now you have to understand that I'm 6'5" and a semi frequent user of the devils lettuce so my tolerance is kinda high. I return with the wood and we spark up another blunt, a smaller one, and just kinda hang out and talk and listen to musi

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Chapter 3 for my compendium

PART 3: A NEW WORLD ORDER The beginning of the Xenozoic did not depart from Cenozoic climatic conditions in any spectacular way. The short temperate period following the thermal maximum of the Holocene was soon rudely interrupted by a new ice-age. Eventually, warmer temperatures came back, before the Earth fell into the grip of yet another glacial period; for millions of years, the Earth would swing in and out of ice-ages. However, after some time, the climate became more stable and ice-ages occurred less frequently. Global temperatures steadily and safely rose, over the course of millions of years, to about 2° warmer than the Pre-Industrial Holocene. A number of agents were responsible for the softening of the climate: the northward movement of Antarctica, which caused a slight retreat of the continents glaciers while also altering ocean currents and the Earths albedo; the stabilization of the Earth’s axis, tending to wobble on its orbit less often; and continental movement allowing the oceans to become more interconnected, thereby affecting currents. These changes have not been super intense, and as such a rise of 2° has been about as far as it goes. Geologic activity has moved the continents out of their Holocene positions, and as such, local climates have changed quite dramatically.

North America has moved west, with negligible drift southwards. Alaska has collided with the Siberian Far East, closing the Bering Strait and creating a new mountain range, the Beringia Ridge. The closing of the Bering Strait has caused the Arctic Ocean to freeze over more completely and easily (though the warmth of the Xenozoic means the ice-sheet melt faster in the summer), and the Beringia Ridge, which impedes warm currents from the Pacific, means that the Bering land bridge is uniformly tundra, even where taiga would be at similar latitudes. Much of the rest of the Arctic is far warmer though, and almost half of Greenland is now covered in forest. Geologic change has occurred elsewhere, on both coastlines. The Appalachians have become a flat plain, while the Eastern Seaboard is sinking into the ocean. The Great Lakes have long been filled with silt and grown over by forests, but glacial melt has created many new lake basins across the continent, especially in the region of Canada. On the opposite side of the continent, Baja California has split away from the mainland to become an island, and it is slowly moving north, and may one day collide with Alaska. The A

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The Strix Scale: Shorthand for Cube Power Level (refurbished Serra Number)

(This is an updated version of a previous post -- for the original discussion in all its glory, view this post.)

Lately, I've noticed many posters making reference to their cube's power level (various descriptors such as "high octane", "high speed", or "modern+" have been bandied about, for example). I think it's pretty clear that the status quo -- the binary between powered/unpowered (with peasant/setcube/pauper all being individual black sheep) -- is no longer sufficient shorthand for a Cube environment. Not only does it make new card evaluation a nightmare of caveats and clarifications, but it is mildly frustrating to me as a quantitative person to need full sentences to explain my Cube in a nutshell (: Therefore, I propose that the cube community refurbish and update The Serra Scale for 2019, renamed The Strix Scale (so as not to confuse the two). Let's begin, shall we?

Methodology & Purpose

"The Serra Number" was actually first coined four years ago, here; it refers to the number of the pick you'd take [[Serra Angel]] in an average pack 1 (3, for example, means she'd get picked third on average). My initial inspiration comes from this scale, but I take much of the philosophy of the updated scale from a Riptide Lab forum, rather than the original post. In brief, the latter forum revolves around how a cube environment really can't be reduced to a single number -- power, tempo, and speed are all important in their own right, which I think is key for understanding modern cubes. Both of these scales were fine, but never really caught much traction in the Cube community, as far as I can tell.

I think the need for an updated scale is clear. Since the Play Design team began, WotC has been knocking Cube designs out of the park, from auto-include utility staples like [[Goblin Cratermaker]], to archetype-invigorating build-arounds like [[Yawgmoth, Thran Physician]], to raw power like [[On Thin Ice]] disrupting Cube status quos. I mean, in 2016, just three years ago, the best black 5-drop was still an early [[Grave Titan]] *wink*, and now [[Doom Whisperer]] shares such powerful competition that it's not necessarily an auto-include.

**Simply put, the meaningful Cube design space has widened

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