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Last Week in the Cemetery (Week of April 17)

Posted July 14, 2023 by M.S. Coyne

Not much to report this week.

April starts bringing out some of our flowering trees. The Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida) made a show this week. We have several very young trees and this is the first Spring in which the larger saplings have given a brief – if pretty – display.

(Flowering Dogwood Blossom)

The trees are still young enough that they need to be protected in some way - in this case chicken wire cages – from the Ground Hogs (Marmota monax) that like to strip off the outer bark so they can feed on the inner cambium.

(Flowering Dogwood with its Protective Chicken Wire Cage)

In addition to mowing there was a little bit of chipping done to replenish our pile of woodchips for


Remember, if you or your group would like to contribute a few hours of service maintaining African Cemetery No. 2 in 2023, please contact Mark Coyne at to plan a visit.

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