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Nov
15
2015

Witch’s Broom Spelling – AGAIN?!

  The origin of the English phrase “witch’s broom” is the German Hexenbesen, which means “the broom of a/the witch”. Wikipedia defines “Hexenbesen” as the “broom of a witch”. Ergo: “Hexenbesen” is the transport vehicle of a witch, in other words, a witch’s broom. Besen is the German word for “broom”. But more importantly— There…

Jun
21
2013

What is Brooming?

It’s the most extreme form of ACS (Addicted Conifer Syndrome.) Otherwise sane horitcultural enthusiasts are found skulking around cemeteries and woodlots at odd hours in exotic raiment that often includes climbing saddles and pole saws. They call themselves broomers because they are in search of witches brooms, those odd looking genetic mutations of plant life…

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