They've torn down the little shack behind the studio and are building a two story house close to the lot line. It will look down into a special part of my garden. There goes my privacy.
So I'm researching the growth rate of Incense Cedars (Calocedrus decurrens) for a solid dark green wall (70 feet tall) that won't grow too wide (8 to 12 feet wide). Turns out that Incense Cedars provide the wood for most pencils.
In looking online I found this curious blog Timberlines : Musings from the Forest: Thoughts and discussion on the pencil industry, forest management, California Cedar Products Company and the artistic and written creativity enabled by the wood-cased pencil.
I thought that writing about sculpture and the garden was a small audience. A blog for pencils lovers? I must admit that I use ink for my drawings as it doesn't smear. But everyone that has ever held a pencil can learn and enjoy something new about the most humble writing tool. Go Here