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The Oaks of Dunkeld

Across the River Tay from Dunkeld, within easy walking distance, are two oaks with connections to the arts.

The Elusive Baloot

Quercus baloot is a drought-tolerant oak found in the drier valleys not only in Afghanistan, but also in the north of what is now Pakistan and into Kashmir; by and large it evaded introduction to Europe until, more by luck than by judgement, I was able to do so in reasonable number in 1995.

Windstorm at Arboretum de la Bergerette

Six years after Hurricane Klaus, disaster strikes again.

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