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  1. Heather Stevning
    November 28, 2012

    Linda! I know this post is about bees (and thank you), but what I got out of it is the name of the tree with the bright red berries that I’ve noticed for the first time this fall – the strawberry tree. I’ve gathered a few of the colorful berries to throw out onto my woodsy mulch in the backyard just to enjoy the spots of color a while. I appreciate your blog and the consciousness it’s creating for me re bees, trees and native plants.

    • Linda Richards
      November 28, 2012

      They’re also edible and have high vitamin C & other antioxidants – the arbutus unedo (the one pictured) has the bigger fruits, there’s another variety that has the more reddish (manzanita type) bark but much smaller fruits…

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