Our lives are an uninvited adventure these days. Neighborhood walks replace usual routines and entertainment for many of us. Deep gratitude goes to those who carry on essential services while others must stay home.

Uplifting to our spirits is the arrival of spring, right on schedule. Barren trees are greening up, some are swapping old leaves for new, and blooms are everywhere. Migratory birds are heading north and passing through.

Margaret Canavan is a Galveston resident, a Certified Master Gardener, and a member of the board of the Galveston Island Tree Conservancy.

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Bailey Jones

We recently had to cut down a mulberry tree - it was growing into the side of our house and squishing the siding. I've seen a Bing Maps photo of our house from 2013 - before we bought it - and you can see it as a small sapling, no doubt a "weed tree", growing on the side of the house. The stump that was left is huge - easily a foot across at the roots. Amazing.

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