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Schoharie River Center lecture will focus on ‘living wood’

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By this point in the 21st century, western civilization pretty much has home building materials figured out. Wood, cement, drywall and asphalt shingles are common. But master landscape architect Bonnie Gale has another medium in mind — living willow. “We plant a tree, wait 80 years, cut it down, mill it, dry it, then build a house out of it,” she said. “Why not just build it out of living wood?” Gale’s love of willow ...


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