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Paralyzed Duluth botanist keeps passion for trees

August 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Josh Horky had climbed the 65-foot tamarack tree before. In fact, it’s the tree that holds the first-ever witches’ broom he discovered. “I was about 25 feet up and two branches failed, and down I went,” Horky said, in his matter-of-fact way. Continue Reading

Scientists mine botanist’s treasure trove of climate records

May 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

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New plant species: Latin names required, but no longer Latin descriptions

March 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Plants are keeping their double-barreled Latin names. But descriptions can now be written in either Latin or English. In the plant world, any step away from Latin is controversial, with some criticizing it as a travesty, and others heralding it as long overdue. Continue Reading