Past ice sheet-seabed interactions in the northeastern Weddell Sea Embayment, Antarctica

first_imgThe Antarctic Ice Sheet extent in the Weddell Sea Embayment (WSE) during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM; ca. 19–25 calibrated kiloyears before present, cal. ka BP) and its subsequent retreat from the shelf are poorly constrained, with two conflicting scenarios being discussed. Today, the modern Brunt Ice Shelf, the last remaining ice shelf in the northeastern WSE, is only pinned at a single location and recent crevasse development may lead to its rapid disintegration in the near future. We investigated the seafloor morphology on the northeastern WSE shelf and discuss its implications, in combination with marine geological records, for reconstructions of the past behaviour of this sector of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet (EAIS), including ice-seafloor interactions. Our data show that an ice stream flowed through Stancomb-Wills Trough and acted as the main conduit for EAIS drainage during the LGM. Post-LGM ice-stream retreat occurred stepwise, with at least three documented grounding line still stands, and the trough had become free of grounded ice by ~10.5 cal. ka BP. In contrast, slow-flowing ice once covered the shelf in Brunt Basin and extended westwards toward McDonald Bank. During a later time period, only floating ice was present within Brunt Basin, but large ‘ice slabs’ enclosed within the ice shelf occasionally ran aground at the eastern side of McDonald Bank, forming ten unusual ramp-shaped seabed features. These ramps are the result of temporary ice-shelf grounding events buttressing the ice further upstream. To the west of this area, Halley Trough very likely was free of grounded ice during the LGM, representing a potential refuge for benthic shelf fauna at this time.last_img read more

Harden scores 58 points, Rockets rally to beat Heat 121-118

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(HOUSTON) — After scoring 58 points, James Harden pointed to the Houston Rockets’ defense and team effort.Harden also had 10 assists and seven rebounds and the Rockets overcame a 21-point third-quarter deficit to beat the Miami Heat 121-118 on Thursday night.“We were lackadaisical on defense, especially in that second quarter,” Harden said. “They gained confidence and knocked down shots. They were just too comfortable, so we had to pick the pressure up in the second half, create some turnovers and energy with our defense.”He fell three points short of his career high set at New York on Jan. 23, and had the most points ever against the Heat — breaking Willie Burton’s mark of 53 for Philadelphia on Dec. 13, 1994.“We get the stat sheet at the end of the game, and I saw he had 58,” Austin Rivers said. “All of us were like, ‘He had that many points?’ We had no idea he had that many points. That’s a lot of points. He was incredible.”Harden made 8 of 18 3-pointers and was 16 of 32 overall from the field and 18 of 18 on free throws.“I wanted to be aggressive and continue to attack the rim,” Harden said. “I took my shots when I had the opportunities, and not only myself, but Austin (Rivers), Gary (Clark), Chris (Paul) made some plays down the stretch. It was a total team effort tonight.”Rivers scored 17 points, and Paul and Clark each had 14 to help Houston win its fourth straight game. The Rockets shot 49 percent, including 19 of 46 on 3-pointers.Houston held Miami to 20 points in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Heat by 15 in the decisive quarter.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. March 1, 2019 /Sports News – National Harden scores 58 points, Rockets rally to beat Heat 121-118center_img Written bylast_img read more

‘Hybrid agents miss whole point of property industry when they ignore sales progression’

first_imgHybrid agents are missing the point when they concentrate on transactions and not sales progression and will therefore only ever take a limited slice of the market, it has been claimed.The comments come from Glynis Frew, Chief Executive of leading UK estate agency and stock market listed PLC Hunters, during an exclusive interview with The Negotiator.She also says Hunters is picking up customers who have not been able to sell their homes through hybrid or online estate agents.“Fundamentally property is about people and anyone who thinks it’s just about the transaction is missing the point,” she says.“The hardest part of the sales process is not marketing a property and getting an offer, but getting it through to contractual completion.“That takes a lot of investment in people. Our customers can track online how the sales progression is going, but often they want to phone up and speak to us about it on the phone. That’s where we get most of our current 96% customer satisfaction rating.”Frew says the current crop of hybrid agents are merely an incarnation of a long-standing sector of the property industry; cheap operators.Big marketing budgets“The only difference now is that they’ve got big marketing budgets,” she says. “Some people are happy to do a lot of the sales progression work themselves online, but a lot aren’t and the industry needs to remember that although 8% of the market is hybrid/online, 92% isn’t.”Frew says she recognises that consumer demands and needs are changing, but that doesn’t mean traditional agents aren’t adapting their business models and adopting technology.“We own our own software so we can react to changing consumer demand. Hunters doesn’t have to go through a third party [supplier] and wait for 80% of their other customers to do it,” she says.Last year Hunters launched an online valuation bookings tool that can be completed any hour of the day or night and that also produces detailed valuation reports. This, Frew says, has already brought in fee income worth £500,000.Read about Hunters’ latest results. Glynis Frew hybrid estate agents Hunters online estate agents August 8, 2018Nigel Lewis2 commentsNick Neill, EweMove EweMove 9th August 2018 at 12:04 pmInteresting article and one which I agree with, albeit it does seem to tar all Hybrids with the same brush!As one of the first Hybrids, EweMove know the importance of sales progression and I agree that the easy party of agency is getting a house listed, then it gets a little more focused to sell it – but the hardest and most valuable part of the transaction, that many do forget, is getting that accepted offer over the line and having the sale complete.AND – making sure the value realised is the highest it can be.I have reviewed both GetAgent and TwentyEA data which shows that EweMove get the highest amount on sale of any UK wide brand, and we go from New Instruction to Completion in 146 days, compared to 164 at Hunters, as we have a specialist, well trained and focused approach to Sales Progression in our network, which results in our rating as No1 in the Uk on Trustpilot for all agents in the UK.The problem we have is much the same as Hunters, and that’s helping vendors understand the difference between low cost / upfront DIY sales approaches of some online/Hybrid agents, v the full-service offered by EweMove and most (but not all) traditional agents.And our franchisees can benefit from our own award-winning in-house property management software that has allowed our vendors to book appraisals online for the last 3 years – and viewers to view by the way!!Log in to ReplyMax Rasool, Hunters Wokingham Hunters Wokingham 13th August 2018 at 3:39 pmYes, your sales progression is so important that you do not do it in-house!Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » ‘Hybrid agents miss whole point of property industry when they ignore sales progression’ previous nextAgencies & People‘Hybrid agents miss whole point of property industry when they ignore sales progression’Claim is made by Hunters Chief Executive during interview with The Negotiator published today.Nigel Lewis8th August 20182 Comments2,509 Viewslast_img read more

JR. THUNDERBOLTS BRIAN CRINK COLLEGE BOUND

first_imgJR. THUNDERBOLTS DEFENSEMAN BRIAN CRINK MAKES NCAA HOCKEY COMMITMENTEVANSVILLE, IN— The Evansville Jr. ThunderBolts, approaching their second season as members of the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL), are pleased and proud to announce on this date that defenseman BRIAN CRINK has made his formal commitment to play collegiate hockey at NCAA Division III Daniel Webster University for the upcoming 2016-17 season.In the 2015-16 NA3HL elite junior hockey league inaugural season for the Jr. ThunderBolts, CRINK, 21, distinguished himself by attaining the revered honor of being the ‘Bolts Team Ironman as the lone player on the first-year club to play in all 47-league games. In those 47-outings, the 6-2, 185lb right-hand shooting rearguard ranked seventh in the team overall scoring derby and a lofty second among his ‘Bolts blue line brigade, registering 15-points on 4-goals, 11-assists while accumulating 66-PIM. His offensive totals included 1-PPG and 3-PPA.Another of the State of Indiana homegrown hockey talents which adorned the Jr. ThunderBolts first-ever roster last season, the Noblesville, IN native was saluted with high praise by Evansville General Manager/Head Coach Mark Cody. “The entire Jr. ThunderBolts family is very happy for Brian. He worked hard on the ice and in the classroom and is very deserving of this opportunity to play NCAA hockey.”Daniel Webster University is a small private college located in Nashua, New Hampshire which is just outside of Boston on the Massachusetts/New Hampshire border.CRINK is both excited and eager to embark on the newest chapter of his hockey career while at the same time expressing much gratitude through his lasting reflections of his tenure here in Evansville with the ‘Bolts. “Playing in Evansville, I’ve had the opportunity to improve and prepare my game for the college level. I foremost would like to thank my family and the entire TPH organization; my teammates, coaching staff, the Heppner family and all of the dedicated fans for being a part of this final stepping stone in both my junior career and my transition into adulthood. I consider myself to be quite fortunate in that my work ethic, dedication to the game and support from others have extended my career by four more years at the collegiate level. I am excited and eager to join the Daniel Webster University hockey program while at the same time looking forward to earning my degree as a Computer Science major.”BRIAN CRINK achieves the historical distinction of becoming the first-ever player member of the Jr. ThunderBolts to advance his hockey career by way of the collegiate level.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

RUNNING CAMP

first_imgMembers of the St. Dominic Academy and St. Peter’s Prep Cross Country teams recently returned from Radix Running Camp at Brookwood in picturesque Glen Spey, NY. Bayonne residents Caroline O’Donnell, Milani Bethel, Tyler Parrado, Suhayla Johnson, Kayla Sullivan, Mariel Teschlog and Patrick McMonagle participated in the camp. From left in frontare Jessica Wisowaty, Counselor Camille Bertholon, Isabel DeBari and Charlotte Hennessey. In the top row, from left, are John E. Nagel ,Andrea Tlacuilo, Caroline O’Donnell, Megan Van Alstyne , Milani Bethel, Maya Barnes , Edwin Klanke, Tyler Parrado, Paul Ames, Liam Christman, Suhayla Johnson, Nicolette Racz , newly named St. Peter’s XC coach Chris Caufield, Kayla Sullivan and Brookwood Camps owner Jay Fiedler. Missing from photo are Counselor Celeste Aurora and Coaches Mariel Teschlog and Patrick McMonagle. ×last_img read more

WinterWonderGrass Colorado Announces 2018 Lineup

first_imgWinterWonderGrass will be returning to Colorado in 2018, with the winter bluegrass festival slated to go down from February 23rd to 25th next year in the mountain town of Steamboat Springs. Today, the Colorado festival has announced its 2018 lineup, with a number of repeat offenders appearing the bill. Greensky Bluegrass plus Colorado’s own Elephant Revival, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Leftover Salmon all top the festival’s lineup. Additionally, Fruition, Travelin’ McCourys, The Lil Smokies, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Trout Steak Revival, Billy Strings, Jon Stickley Trio, and Brad Parsons Band will all be making appearances at WinterWonderGrass come next February.PREMIERE: Trout Steak Revival Shares Dark, Passionate Tune, “Feeling So Good”, Off New AlbumPasses for the festival are on-sale here, and for more information about WinterWonderGrass Colorado, you can head over to the event’s website here.[Photo: ontheDL Photography via WinterWonderGrass’s website]last_img read more

Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood Mix Things Up During 2nd Night In Denver

first_imgOn Saturday night, John Medeski, John Scofield, Billy Martin, and Chris Wood came together for the second of two nights at Denver’s Ogden Theatre, marking the quartet’s first performances since their headlining performances on this year’s Jam Cruise. The quartet of jazz legends has been celebrating the 20th anniversary of their first collaborative album, A Go Go, which was released on April 7th, 1998, and followed up by 2006’s Out Louder, 2011’s In Case The World Changes Its Mind, and 2014’s Juice.Prior to Saturday’s performance, as excited fans flocked to the venue for doors, the entire block the Ogden Theatre sits on lost power. With an uncertain and delayed start time, the line outside the venue winded two blocks past the entrance, as fans eagerly and hopefully waited to see the four jazz legends. Right before the clock struck 9, the Ogden Theatre posted via their social media outlets that the doors were opening and the show would start promptly at 9:30, despite an original start time an hour earlier.For their Saturday performance, Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood offered up a diverse show with both funky, on-your-feet grooves and ambient spacey-jazz, making up for any lost time that the electrical power outage may have caused. The show featured a mixture of repeats from the night prior and material that Denver hasn’t been graced with in quite some time.The show started with “Boozer” off the quartet’s debut studio album, A Go Go. The jazz masters took this first number deep, with Scofield and Medeski trading off eclectic solos that kept getting higher and higher, as Martin and Wood held down the backbone of the rhythm section like true masters of their trade. The band was feeling loose and limber, and the heavy improvisational jam that followed was just what they needed to settle into the beyond sold-out venue, as Wood led the way on the upright bass. Continuing in the theme of celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album, “Southern Pacific” came next. With John Scofield leading the way with a twangy guitar intro, the band dropped into a concentrated groove, before John Medeski absolutely stole the show with climactic solos on the Hammond organ.It was time to mix things up, and the quartet unleashed “Little Walter Rides Again”, off 2006’s Out Louder, with a loud applause of approval from the roaring crowd. The funky feel-good tune led by Billy Martin’s infectious hits behind the kit gave way to a deep exploratory space for Medeski and Scofield to once again mesh the conventional stylistics of jazz, funk, and blues, pushing each other to up the ante as the jam grew. Chris Wood stepped up to the front of the stage with his upright bass standing taller than him and laid down an aggressive solo before Medeski and Scofield slowly landed back in the central theme of the song.Moving on, Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood offered up their first cover of the night, an upbeat take on Ray Charles’ “I Got A Woman” followed by the avant-garde Medeski, Martin & Wood number, “Partido Alto”. The band brought the first set to a close with A Go Go’s “Jeep on 35”, a composed and relaxed song that allowed the four all-stars to show off their talent as singular, working organism.Following a brief set break, the four wizards returned for set two with Chris Wood leading the way with a heavy bass groove to start off “Legalize It” off of Out Louder. Appropriate for the Mile High City, Scofield executed some tasty licks before Medeski brought it all home on the organ. Scofield led the quartet into the funk-infused “Chank” before dropping into “A Go Go”, the namesake of the band’s first album together. Starting with a steady Billy Martin beat on the drums, Scofield was firing off on all cylinders, feeling right at home with his three musical brethren he’s been exploring sonic textures with for twenty years now.“Miles Behind” came next, which was a high-speed journey that, at points, felt like riding a rollercoaster. The avant-garde jazz song gave Martin the freedom to dive into deep sonic explorations on the drums and cowbell, with Medeski tickling away at the keys. Scofield did what he does best, offering up a thoughtful solo to bring it all home. A cover of Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love” followed, which appeared on their 2014 release, Juice. The dubby take on the classic-rock song was seemingly appropriate given the “Legalize It” that started off set two and allowed Medeski to take full reigns and shine.Medeski, Martin & Wood’s “Fuck You Guys” brought the second set to a close, another structured and composed tune that allowed the musical monsters one last time to exhibit their extreme cohesiveness. Coming back for an encore, John Scofield proclaimed that they would play one last tune off of their debut studio album, treating fans to “Green Tea”, a smooth and tasty treat to end such a high-energy show.Setlist: Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood | Ogden Theatre | Denver, CO | 3/31/2018Set 1: Boozer> Improv> Southern Pacific, Little Walter Rides Again, I Got A Woman>Partido Alto, Jeep On 35Set 2: Legalize It, Chank> A Go Go, Miles Behind, Sunshine Of Your Love, Fuck You GuysEncore: Green Tealast_img read more

Professor discusses Barbie doll’s impact

first_imgWith blonde hair and blue eyes, Barbie seems like an all-American girl next door — but behind the plastic doll lies a mysterious past and a troubling message, according to Terri Russ. Russ, a communication studies professor at Saint Mary’s College, outlined the truth behind Barbie’s life and her impact on women in her lecture “Barbie — Love Her, Hate Her, Who Cares?!” on Thursday evening in the Saint Mary’s Student Center. “[Barbie] is this really interesting toy,” Russ said. “She’s been around for well over 50 years now … [but] even though she’s a doll, she … represents more than that. Clearly, she’s part of our cultural understanding of a lot of things.” Barbie, whose full name is Barbie Millicent Roberts, is a teenager with an interest in fashion. She hails from a make-believe town in Illinois where she lives with her architect father and stay-at-home mother, Russ said. The story behind Barbie’s creation is guarded closely by her manufacturer Mattel, , Russ said. “One of the things [Mattel] has … done is been very protective of what the public knows and doesn’t know about Barbie,” she said. “One of the ways we see that play out is in terms of the creation of Barbie.” Mattel advertises that Barbie was named for the daughter of her creator, Russ said. However, there are other possible stories of Barbie’s creation. “[One] story is that Ruth Handler, the woman who we think came up with the idea of Barbie, wanted to design a doll for her daughter, Barb, so that her daughter and her friends could practice being an adult in play and make believe,” Russ said. At that time, the only other popular dolls on the market were made of paper, she said. Handler wanted to enrich her daughter’s playtime, so she turned to another doll on the market for inspiration — a highly sexualized German fashion doll named Lilli. “Lilli was a sex toy doll marketed to men in Germany and other places in Europe,” Russ said. “So, you can kind of tell why Mattel would want that [sanitized].” The second story, Russ said, starts with a man named Jack Ryan — an engineer employed in the defense industry. “After World War II, the defense industry kind of went downhill, so [Ryan] needed to find something to do,” Russ said. “He was really good with plastics, so he went to work for Mattel.” Some believe Ryan’s interests dictated the appearance of Barbie, Russ said. “Jack was kind of like the Hugh Hefner of his time,” she said. “He had a preference for thin, blonde women with big boobs. The story is that he designed Barbie.” However, Russ said most Barbie scholars believe the true creation story is a blending of the two. Beyond mystery surrounding Barbie’s creation, the doll also has a powerful effect on the lives of little girls around the world. “[Barbie] is this idea of little girls getting to practice being a woman, and they do that by buying Barbie,” Russ said. “But, buying Barbie is never enough, because she only comes with one outfit, and the whole purpose of Barbie is to dress her up. To do that, you have to buy more outfits, and all the accessories.” This constant need to purchase Barbie accessories instills consumer behavior in girls, Russ said. “As we know from other research, that whole consumer identity continues in other forms,” she said. “We’re marketed that we can improve ourselves if we buy the right product. That presents this really interesting phenomenon.” Despite Mattel’s idea that Barbie should inspire girls to pursue careers as doctors, teachers, dentists and more, there is a strange reality left out of this empowering thought, Russ said. “It’s interesting, because we’re supposed to view Barbie to help us be anything we want to be as a girl, but it’s very controlled by Mattel,” Russ said. “If you think about all the careers Barbie has been, which is a lot, there’s also a lot of things she hasn’t been.” Barbie has never been a professor, single mom or other realities women face, Russ said. “If [Barbie] is supposed to represent what it’s like to be grown up as a woman, it presents a very narrow view, not just physically, but holistically,” she said. Russ said Barbie’s physique creates an ideal body that is unrealistic. “We’re not going to find anyone who even comes close to looking like Barbie,” Russ said. “Even if they are blonde and thin, still nobody can really look like Barbie. She’s just completely unreal. I mean, hopefully no one has feet like that.” In fact, she’s creating a body image paradox that is not ideal, Russ said. “While we all know Barbie is just a doll and she’s unrealistic, there’s still that part of us that asks, ‘Well, what if? What if I could do that?” she said. “There is this ambivalence. We love her, but we know we shouldn’t love her, but we don’t really hate her, and she’s hard to hate. She’s a doll.” Despite Barbie setting unrealistic physical standards, mysterious career paths and disjointed thought paradoxes, Russ said Barbie does not have to be hated. “Nothing … is good in excess and nothing is good in a vacuum. It needs to be contextualized,” she said. “At the end of the day, [Barbie] is a toy — a doll — but a really, really famous doll.”last_img read more

Fire alarms force South Dining Hall evacuation

first_imgAt approximately 11 a.m. Thursday, South Dining Hall was evacuated after smoke in the basement triggered smoke alarms throughout the building, South Dining Hall general manager Marc Poklinkowski said.University spokesman Dennis Brown said a small outdoor fire at McKenna Hall caused smoke to spread through the underground tunnel system and set off the dining hall’s alarms.“There was no fire in the South Dining Hall,” Brown said. “Some leaves caught on fire in an outdoor ventilation space near McKenna Hall at 10:11 a.m.“It was extinguished quickly and there were no injuries or damage. However, it caused some smoke, which made its way through our underground tunnels to the South Dining Hall, which then caused the alarms to go off.”Poklinkowski said the smoke set off several alarms in the basement of the dining hall and caused the evacuation, which lasted about 20 minutes.“There was a decent amount of smoke, so it set off a number of our alarms,” he said. “We were probably outside for about 20 or 25 minutes.”Poklinkowski said between 100 and 150 students were in the dining rooms at the time the alarms sounded, so it took less than five minutes to evacuate. He said dining hall management was aware of why the smoke was coming up through the basement but didn’t take any risks in evacuating the building.“We saw the smoke coming in and we knew why the fire alarm was going off, but you never take a risk with an alarm going off,” he said. “We were on the phone with the fire department to make sure we knew what was going on.”The dining hall reopened for lunch following the evacuation, but Poklinkowski said that the basement, including the Grab and Go line, remained closed to students for an additional hour while the fire department made sure it was safe.“[The fire department] kept the basement closed a little bit longer, because that’s where the problem was,” he said.The basement reopened at approximately 12:15 p.m. and the dining hall returned to full operations.Tags: evacuation, fire, fire alarm, McKenna Hall, South Dining Halllast_img read more

22 2003 Gold Medal winners

first_imgSince 1994, the Georgia Plant Selections Committee has been helping Georgia gardeners improve their landscapes with beautiful, proven plants.The committee is made up of nurserymen, flower growers, landscapers, landscape designers, garden center managers and University of Georgia horticulturists.Each year they select an annual, perennial, shrub and tree from a long list of nominees and awards them Georgia Gold Medals. This year they added a flowering vine. Only the best of the best can earn the top honors.The 2003 Georgia Gold Medal Winners are:Annual: Mexican zinnias (Zinnia angustifolia ‘Star Series’). These beauties thrive with little care, tolerate drought, heat and humidity and bloom nonstop from spring until fall frost. The “Star Series” gives you a choice of planting solid colors or combinations.Native to hot, dry regions of Mexico, it actually prefers dry soils. Once established, Mexican zinnias will provide a fiesta of color with little routine care.The plants are mound-shaped, 12 to 18 inches high and 12 inches wide. They’re resistant to mildew and bacterial leaf spots that plague other zinnias, and insect pests are seldom a problem. They prefer full sun and well-drained soils.Perennial: Miss Huff lantana (Lantana camara ‘Miss Huff’). Most lantanas aren’t winter-hardy, but Miss Huff is a proven perennial, at least in hardiness zone 7.Miss Huff blooms continuously from spring until fall frost. It’s drought-tolerant and attracts butterflies like magnets, but repels deer with its pungent foliage.A shrub that grows 6 feet tall and 10 feet wide, its flowers are dense heads, 2 to 3 inches wide, of pink, orange and yellow florets. It grows in coastal beach sands and north Georgia’s heavy clay, but does best moist, fertile soils enriched with organic matter.Flowering Vine: Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata). This is the first vine to get a Georgia Gold Medal. A native, flowering vine in moist, woodland soils from Maryland to Florida to Louisiana, crossvine is a tough, evergreen vine that produces a reliable spring display of fragrant, deep red, tubular flowers.Butterflies and hummingbirds enjoy its nectar-rich, April blossoms. It’s heat- and drought-tolerant and deer-resistant. Several cultivars are out there, including “Jekyll” (orange flowers) and “Tangerine Beauty” (ruby-tangerine flowers).Crossvine gets its name from the cross-like look of the pith in its stem. It’s a vigorous climber (30 to 50 feet). Leaves are dark green, turning reddish purple in winter. Plant it in moist, acidic, well-drained soils in full sun to partial shade.Shrub: Henry anise-tree (Illicium henryi). This isn’t really a tree but a coarse-textured, evergreen shrub 6 to 8 feet tall and wide. It thrives in dense shade or partial shade, an excellent choice for woodland settings.Henry anise-tree has glossy, pest-free foliage and pink to deep crimson flowers in April to May. Deer avoid its aromatic foliage, which smells like licorice when crushed.This is the cream of the crop among the several anise-tree species on the market. Plant it in moist, well-drained soils. A complete fertilizer each spring and water in dry times will keep it looking its best.Tree: Chinese fringe tree (Chionanthus retusus). If you want a small flowering tree that’s not a dogwood, this is a sure-fire choice. In late April to early May, its pure-white, strap-like flowers come in such profusion that you often can’t see the foliage.Chinese fringe tree’s grayish-brown bark exfoliates into paper-like curls as the plant ages. Pest-resistant and drought-tolerant, it can be a large, multistem shrub or small tree, reaching 15 to 25 feet tall.Its leaves are oval, 3 to 4 inches across and lustrous, dark green. It’s deciduous, but the leaves often persist into December. It adapts to full sun or partial shade and prefers moist, well-drained soils. By Dan Rahn University of Georgia Volume XXVIII Number 1 Page 22last_img read more