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Rebecca McMackin, director of horticulture at the Brooklyn Bridge Park, acknowledges that the common understanding of a city park is of a lawn, picnic tables and sports fields, and her park has all those things. But, she adds, there is much more there as well. Brooklyn Bridge Park is one of the most innovative urban landscapes in the United States, an example of how humanity can be accommodated in partnership with wildlife and native ecosystems, with all these elements shaped by a concern for sustainability.

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This past summer was one of record-breaking rainfall in my corner of Western Massachusetts — our dirt road washed out three times, and our garden soil was too wet to work much of the time. I can’t do much about my road, other than express my gratitude to the town crew that put it right. But I can adapt my garden, with the help of Ginny Stibolt and Sue Reed’s book, "Climate-Wise Landscaping."

"We're at the stage in life, where these bodies of work represent a significant part of my history and a span of time and an amazing consumption of energy," Tom Zetterstrom said during an interview at the Berkshire Botanical Garden's Leonhardt Galleries, where he's showing "Portraits of American Trees." 

The show — a collection of 30 silver gelatin prints from his portfolio of American trees and several sprints from his series, "Moving Point of View" — is on view through Oct. 31.