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(Note to reader: I find a picture I like and write a poem about what I see. Hope you enjoy)

This is what I see…Felina Silver Robinson

Perfect Imperfections© 2015

by Felina Silver Robinson

I am not flawless in my beauty

But my beauty is quite clear

My body sways with the wind

And despite my bending limbs

They remain perfectly in their place

The wind carries me to and fro

With seagulls on the go

The sun is sure to glow

Do you see my imperfections

Do you really even care

My limbs are nearly bare

I’ve been given a mighty scare

I wonder if you will still adore me

For I no longer stand tall

I’m bending everywhere

Reaching for your hands

You don’t return my affections

So I watch you rest your head

At the base of my stump

I feel your tears dropping down on

My roots

Sending life back into my

Perfect imperfections

As they begin to trim


2nd person killed by falling tree limb


6-year-old in critical condition after being struck by a tree branch in Canton


35 Homemade Christmas Ornaments to Hang on Your Tree


Strong winds tore a huge tree down on a car on Beacon Street with three people inside

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American elm tree on Peirce Island


Tree-killing emerald ash borer spreading fast, poses threat to eastern Mass.
emeraldashborer.info

DALTON, Mass. — State environmental officials say the invasive, tree-killing emerald ash borer is spreading faster than anticipated within Berkshire County and now poses a greater threat to eastern Massachusetts.

Nearly 18 months after the Department of Conservation and Recreation first detected it in Dalton, the metallic green beetle has been discovered in several neighboring communities.

Ken Gooch, the state’s Forest Health program supervisor, tells The Berkshire Eagle it’s spreading faster than expected.

The insect has also been detected in North Andover.

The state quarantined Berkshire wood in a bid to limit the spread of the bugs.

Emerald ash borer larvae feed just below the bark and adults eat the leaves, killing a tree within five years.

Originally from Asia, the insects have been detected in 22 states.


Destructive beetle found in 22 other states

emeraldashborer.info

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. —The invasive emerald ash borer beetle that’s killed millions of ash trees nationwide has been detected in eastern Massachusetts for the first time.

State environmental officials announced Monday that evidence of the shiny green insect native to Asia was detected in North Andover last month and confirmed by federal officials.

The tiny bugs have been detected in 22 states and were first found in Massachusetts earlier this year in Berkshire County.

Emerald ash borer larvae feed just below the bark and adults eat the leaves. Once the beetles hit a tree, it’s as good as dead within five years.

State officials say the goal now is to determine the extent of the North Andover infestation and contain it. That includes restricting the movement of hardwood products out of the area.