Amazon now sells more ebooks than print books

Amazon announced today that for every 100 print books it sells, it now sells 105 ebooks. In other words, the ebook “train” has left the station. There is no going back. As someone with a few thousand old-fashioned print books lining the walls of his house, the success of ebooks is bittersweet. The paperbacks sitting …

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Ashland’s First Tree of the Year

A few weeks ago I profiled a Monterey Cypress from another part of Ashland. But I neglected to highlight this Monterey Cypress, which was actually the very first “Ashland Tree of the Year.” If you’re headed into Ashland from the north, traveling along Main Street, you’ll see this tree on your right on the front …

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Meet the Monterey Cypress: Ashland Tree of the Year 2004

During a break in the rain today we snuck outside and captured a few photos of Ashland’s Tree of the Year from 2004, the Monterey Cypress: This tree has been around since the early 1900s and it appears close to outgrowing its yard. Here is a closer view of the trunk: You can see the …

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Meet the Pacific Madrone: Ashland Tree of the Year 2006

Arbor Day may be still a few weeks away but here in Oregon we like to get things started early. This week is officially Arbor Week — a uniquely Oregonian tradition. In the spirit of the week, I present Ashland’s Tree of the Year from 2006 — the Pacific Madrone: The tree lives at the …

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