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About Dr. Kenneth Fletcher

After six years of postpartum living in Detroit, Michigan, the United States Army posted the Fletcher family in France where we resided for four years, frolicking in the forested public parks of Paris during the school recess periods, and in our backyard of our suburban Paris home.

Four long French years later , Uncle Sam sent us to San Antonio where there were fewer trees, and many , many more disagreeable ambient temperature degrees.

I was then transplanted to deep South Texas by work where I remain rooted and rooting for our RGV, 28 species of woody wonders, the native drought, disease and pest resistant Tamaulipan Thornforest subshrubs, shrubs and trees.

We all share the same unquenchable search for shade and environmental services native trees provide for a much higher quality of community life.

More economical to maintain, our depleted native woody wonders that also sustain and support our valuable wildlife so they are needed to be seeded and regrown restoring our future ThornPharrest.


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Words Of "Woodsdom" from The Ardent Arborist

The most recent destruction of City of Pharr's green infrastructure at the right of way contiguous to and just east of IDEA Pharr's subdivision needs to cease.
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After over two years of effort, the initial citizen pleas to various City of Pharr government entities for more native trees has resulted in Pharr, Texas being awarded the status of Tree City USA.
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The mostly hidden roots of our Mid-delta Woodlands reveal adaptations over eons of natural selection to resist local pests and diseases, to live their life, while buried in the alkaline oftentimes salty soil, baked by the sun above and exposed to constant hot dry winds, combining to cook these special trees along with their upland heated habitat.
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These two Mexican Fan Palms (Washingtonia robusta) on S. Cage Blvd. in the center of the City of Pharr are in opposite states of health. They are an example of the adverse effects of urbanization upsetting the usually longlived, free of pest and disease, palm living the past four decades, majestically lining the South Cage Blvd. corridor to downtown Pharr.
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