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Gemmo Memo: Oak

By Lauren | May 1, 2020

Quercus pedunculata or Quercus robur, commonly known as English Oak, is a species of flowering plant in the beech and oak family Fagaceae. It is native to most of Europe west of the Caucasus. The…

Gemmo Memo: Black Poplar

By Lauren | April 3, 2020

Populus nigra, commonly known as Black Poplar, is a deciduous tree that can grow up to 100’ tall in sun to part shade. It is in the same family as the Willow. This pioneer tree…

Gemmo Memo: Sea Buckthorn

By Lauren | March 29, 2020

The shrub Hippophae rhamnoides, also known as Sea Buckthorn, is a deciduous shrub native to Mongolia, Russia and Northern Europe. Unless you have traveled to those areas, it is unlikely you would encounter it unless…

Acute Care 101: Your Acute Care Supply List

By Lauren | March 21, 2020

Stocking your pantry and fridge for a natural disaster is one thing, but stocking to prepare for illness in your household is quite different. Whether you are preparing for the current threat of coronavirus or…

Gemmo Memo: Giant Redwood

By Lauren | February 28, 2020

Sequoia Gigantea is native to California, growing on the wester slope of the Sierra Nevadas, continuing north into Oregon. It grows up to 400 feet tall. In addition to its height, the girth is spectacular,…

Gemmo Memo: Dog Rose

By Lauren | February 23, 2020

As you approach the forest edge, it’s hard to miss spotting the distinctive, thorned tangled of canes and delicate pink blossoms of Dog Rose. The prickly, arching stems commonly form hedgerows between pasture lands or…

Gemmo Memo: European Blueberry

By Lauren | February 14, 2020

Vaccinium myrtillus is found natively in Northern Europe, the British Isles, Ireland, Iceland and across the Caucasus into northern Asia. It can be found growing in its natural state across heathlands, thriving in acidic and…

Gemmo Memo: Field Maple

By Lauren | February 7, 2020

Acer campestre, also known as Field or Hedge Maple, is a fast growing, medium tree maturing to 30-50’. Widespread in its natural state, Field Maple can be found across Europe and as far east as…

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