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Re-working a giant bird’s nest is probably not on most arborist’s “to-do” list, but Winterthur’s arborists, John Salata and Kevin Braun, are up to the task. Every other year, they disassemble the bird’s nest in Enchanted Woods, gather new materials, and weave a new bird’s nest.  John and Kevin started the work last week and have […]

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John Salata, Winterthur’s  Superintendent, tells about the newest feature in Enchanted Woods: A one ton section of tree salvaged from a recently removed black oak (Quercus velutina), has found a new home in Enchanted Woods. The tripodial branch remnant is a temporary feature, replacing the deteriorating large white oak log that claimed the space near Frog […]

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Just got back from a walk through the paradise place called the Winterthur Garden.  The spectacular tall trees provide a lovely level of shade, not dark and foreboding, but bright and inviting.  I walked from the Visitor Center to Enchanted Woods to check on the signs leading to Enchanted Woods (getting there is half the […]

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New and improved eggs have made their way to the Bird’s Nest feature in Enchanted Woods. These eggs have been turned by the skillful hands of our volunteer Roy Tedesco from the wood of Paulownia tomentosa or princess tree, an appropriately named tree for a make-believe faerie garden. This tree species is found in the nearby […]

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The woodland fairies have been busy in Enchanted Woods, preparing for spring.  Who knew trolls were expert at metal work?  Take a look at the beautiful railing on the Troll Bridge: A new wooden ramp is underway for the Bird’s Nest. Soon, little feet will flutter up the ramp, bringing worms to waiting birdies. Lark, the […]

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From Linda Eirhart: A touch of the old world visited Winterthur on Friday, November 5th.  William Cahill, originally from County Galway, Ireland returned to Enchanted Woods to check the thatching on the Tulip Tree House and the Faerie Cottage.  A master thatcher who apprenticed for five years in Ireland, Mr. Cahill thatched our Tulip Tree House in […]

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Quercus, our elf friend who helped create Enchanted Woods, has been busy at work preparing the new Upside-down Tree for the garden. In February, starting at the top of the tree, he removed the bark and the dead wood, notice the color differences. By mid-March he had removed all the bark. This week Quercus has […]

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I am pleased to announce that the Faerie Cottage in Enchanted Woods has been re-thatched. Our thatcher, William Cahill, spent several weeks replacing the mossy and worn roof on the cottage with fresh thatch. In the spirit of recycling and conservation, our new thatch roof uses phragmites, a common wetland grass found throughout the area […]

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