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Autumn scenes

View from a new overlook at Will Rogers Park OKC Parks & Recreation Wendel Whisenhunt, Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department director, said drought, hot winds and high temperatures are causing the browning and making some trees go dormant early. Even if the greater Oklahoma City area receives more rain before the late October and

Winging it

Their first stop was in the clusters of trees at the Oklahoma City National Memorial. “It’s been very disturbing to go out and see visitors holding brochures over their heads to avoid the bird droppings,” said Kari Watkins, executive director of the OKC National Memorial & Museum. “We are not trying to hurt [the birds].

Make like a tree and …

“Oklahoma pretty much got hammered,” said state Forester and Forestry Services Director George Geissler. “Even what you would call drought-tolerant trees — and by that I mean primarily the Eastern red cedar — have succumbed to the drought. It’s been a bad year.” In urban areas, he said, most of the lost trees are small-needle

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