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November 29, 2011
As a follow up the wonderful piece written by Mike McLaughlin last week ("Old Town bids farewell to oldest resident"), I wanted to let people know of the plan for the area. When the plans for Park Place were approved by the mayor and City Council, the preservation of the old oak tree was included in their approval. The last remnant of the Oak Grove, to which the adjoining subdivision is named, became itself a victim of age. As mentioned by Mike McLaughlin, the tree started to decay, and was considered a loss and not possible to save.
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By Ellen Nibali and For The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
A plant shot up about 6 feet in our yard recently. I never saw flowers, but the seeds remind me of ragweed. The leaf is not lacy like ragweed, though. It looks more like a stork footprint. What am I dealing with? There is a bumper crop of ragweed this year, and you have a species known as giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida), as opposed to common ragweed (Ambrosia artemissiifolia). Unfortunately, giant ragweed pollen causes highly allergic reactions, just like the more familiar species.
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By Los Angeles Daily News | November 11, 1992
ARCADIA, Calif. -- Just when Kent Desormeaux was starting to look invincible, he did the rest of the Southern California jockey colony a giant favor Monday.He got Siam Ruler disqualified from first to last for interference in the last race of the Oak Tree season at Santa Anita, and will almost certainly face a five-day suspension early in the Hollywood Park meet that started today.One handicapper said he's still even money to win the riding championship there.Desormeaux, 22, capped his third straight Oak Tree title by gunning Missionary Ridge to the lead coming down the grassy hill and holding on to win the Carleton F. Burke Handicap in front of 15,993 fans.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | October 30, 2012
A tree felled by the effects of the storm crashed through a Pasadena home in Anne Arundel County Monday night, killing a 74-year-old man, authorities said. County officials identified the man as Donald C. Cannata Sr., who neighbors said was friendly but reserved and lived alone. Neighbors and officials said an 80-foot oak tree — the same tree where Cannata leashed his poodle, Ricky — fell into the kitchen of the small, brick ranch-style home on Suitt Avenue. Fire officials said the tree trapped the man beneath it. He died at the scene.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 18, 2002
A 17-year-old Dundalk resident was seriously injured in Glen Burnie early Wednesday when a co-worker backed a dump truck into a large oak tree, pinning the teen-ager against it. Patrick Ross Allen, of the 2900 block of Liberty Parkway, was in serious condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday evening, a nurse said. Allen was taken there after the accident at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday near Central Avenue. Police said Allen was standing on the left rear step of the truck when driver Wayne Lawrence Schemm, 62, of the 3500 block of Horton Ave. in Baltimore backed the vehicle into the tree.
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By Bruce Reid and Bruce Reid,Evening Sun Staff | October 24, 1990
As the Rev. John O'Brien of Bel Air put it, the Earth moved when the massive white oak came crashing down in last Thursday's storm."I think it's just a sentimental loss for the people of Bel Air," O'Brien, associate pastor of St. Margaret's Church on Hickory Avenue, said of the demise of the mighty tree on property leased by the church. "You hate to see large trees go," he said.O'Brien or other officials did not know the height of the oak. O'Brien said church officials thought it was about 400 years old.Wayne K. Merkel, a state forester who works in Harford County, said state records indicated the tree was about 300 years old. It probably was the oldest and largest white oak in Bel Air, he said.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 20, 2001
LOS ANGELES - The detente between Frank Stronach and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association means that the Breeders' Cup is heading back to Santa Anita Park. Sherwood Chillingworth, executive vice president of the Oak Tree Racing Association, which, as a Santa Anita tenant, was host to Breeders' Cups in 1986 and 1993, said that no contract has been signed for racing's big year-end day in 2002, but other sources indicated that the Breeders' Cup and Oak Tree are close to a deal. The Breeders' Cup is a partner of the NTRA.
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By Stephanie Hanes and Stephanie Hanes,SUN STAFF | March 15, 2003
Lisa A. Dieter pleaded guilty to first-degree murder yesterday in the death of her 9-year-old daughter in September by driving her 1992 Buick Century into an oak tree. Police said Dieter told them she had also planned to kill herself and the family dog in the car wreck. The Baltimore County state's attorney's office agreed with defense attorneys that Dieter, 35, should not be held criminally responsible for the homicide. She will remain in the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center in Jessup, a state mental hospital.
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April 20, 1994
2nd Wye Oak offspring planted at mansionANNAPOLIS -- The governor's mansion got a new white oak tree yesterday, after the previous one -- a descendant of the Eastern Shore's great Wye Oak -- was severely damaged in ice storms last winter.The state planted a white oak sapling more than 6 feet tall on the west lawn next to a plaque commemorating the first tree. Both were grown from acorns gathered from Maryland's official tree, a white oak in Wye Mills.The Wye Oak, at least 400 years old, is the nation's oldest white oak.The white oak that previously graced the lawn of the governor's mansion was seven years old. The state cut it down in February because of the damage.
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By Art Buchwald | September 10, 1991
THE FIRST question people ask after a hurricane is, "If a tree falls in your back yard and it doesn't make a sound, who is responsible for cutting it up?" Ever since Hurricane Bob hit Martha's Vineyard this question has been debated from one end of the island to the other.I was in Shirley's Hardware Store trying to return batteries that I had been hoarding during the storm when I saw Thompson confront Bigalow. "When are you going to get your bloody oak tree out of my back yard?" he demanded.
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By Nina Beth Cardin | March 13, 2012
Someone, years ago, planted an oak tree on a narrow, forlorn divider toward the edge of a barren parking lot by a large building near my home. Largely ignored, this lone tree staunchly persevered and sank its roots deep into its diminutive field. It was noticeable, not because of the tree itself, which was just a modest, slight thing, but because of its acorns. They were everywhere - a bumper crop heaped upon the ground, where one had to tread carefully to keep one's feet firmly planted.
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November 29, 2011
As a follow up the wonderful piece written by Mike McLaughlin last week ("Old Town bids farewell to oldest resident"), I wanted to let people know of the plan for the area. When the plans for Park Place were approved by the mayor and City Council, the preservation of the old oak tree was included in their approval. The last remnant of the Oak Grove, to which the adjoining subdivision is named, became itself a victim of age. As mentioned by Mike McLaughlin, the tree started to decay, and was considered a loss and not possible to save.
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November 21, 2011
Old Town Laurel's oldest resident, one who stood silent witness to the birth of our country, the creation of our town and the growth of the modern world, has died. On Nov. 18, the 250-year-old champion willow oak, located at Park Place on Talbott Avenue between Seventh and Eighth streets, succumbed to the rigors of that long life and the stresses of the 21st century, and fell to the saw. Once, it was just one of many large trees that made up the oak grove that dominated that section of Laurel, and from which the city's historically black neighborhood, the Grove, took its name.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,frank.roylance@baltsun.com | February 24, 2009
A federal biologist plans to climb 80 feet into an ancient oak tree near Glenn L. Martin State Airport this morning to knock down a nest built by a breeding pair of bald eagles. The eviction is part of an effort to drive the nesting birds away from the airport, where they have been judged a hazard to aircraft operations. "Apparently it's an attractive tree for eagles," said Jonathan Dean, a spokesman for the Maryland Aviation Administration. It's a tall, sturdy perch, close to the food resources of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
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By Ellen Nibali and Jon Traunfeld and Ellen Nibali and Jon Traunfeld,Special to the Sun | June 28, 2008
My pin oak tree was struck by lightning last week and has long strips of outer bark completely blasted away. Can or should we do anything to cover these scars? There have been successful bark replacements, but they must be performed immediately after the damage. Wound dressing is not recommended because it interferes with the tree's efforts to heal the wound. Lightning either moves in a narrow line down a tree's branches and trunk to the roots or in a wide path around the entire tree cylinder.
BUSINESS
March 12, 2008
Morgan Lisle Arborist A&A Tree Experts, Pikesville Salary --$52,000 Age --35 Years on the job --10 How he got started --After graduating from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Lisle needed a job but decided not to pursue art. Instead, he opted for a career outdoors, answering an advertisement for climbers at a tree-care company. "I didn't want to do art and be cooped up in a studio all the time. I was already into [being] outdoors and into exercise and fitness. This was really exciting."
NEWS
By Nia-Malika Henderson and Nia-Malika Henderson,Sun reporter | July 31, 2007
A Pasadena teenager was killed and three others were injured Sunday evening when the car they were traveling in spun out of control and struck two trees, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday. Justin Wesley Grahe, 15, was in the back seat of a 2007 Toyota Yaris driven by Nicholas Vakoutis III about 8:30 p.m., police said. According to police, Vakoutis, 18, was traveling north on Marley Neck Boulevard in Glen Burnie at high speed when he veered to the right at the top of a hill. Vakoutis then lost control of the vehicle, police said.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | October 30, 2012
A tree felled by the effects of the storm crashed through a Pasadena home in Anne Arundel County Monday night, killing a 74-year-old man, authorities said. County officials identified the man as Donald C. Cannata Sr., who neighbors said was friendly but reserved and lived alone. Neighbors and officials said an 80-foot oak tree — the same tree where Cannata leashed his poodle, Ricky — fell into the kitchen of the small, brick ranch-style home on Suitt Avenue. Fire officials said the tree trapped the man beneath it. He died at the scene.
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By Ellen Nibali and David Clement and Ellen Nibali and David Clement,Special to The Sun | September 1, 2007
A gang of caterpillars is taking out the leaves on one branch of my oak tree. It's too late for gypsy moths, and there's no tent or web, so what are they? Orangestriped oakworms are extremely gregarious. These caterpillars of a native moth start out as pale-yellow larvae and eventually become black and yellow-orange striped. They have two short black spines, like antennae, behind their heads. Typically, they feed on one branch at a time and don't do enough damage to merit chemical control.
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By Nia-Malika Henderson and Nia-Malika Henderson,Sun reporter | July 31, 2007
A Pasadena teenager was killed and three others were injured Sunday evening when the car they were traveling in spun out of control and struck two trees, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday. Justin Wesley Grahe, 15, was in the back seat of a 2007 Toyota Yaris driven by Nicholas Vakoutis III about 8:30 p.m., police said. According to police, Vakoutis, 18, was traveling north on Marley Neck Boulevard in Glen Burnie at high speed when he veered to the right at the top of a hill. Vakoutis then lost control of the vehicle, police said.
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