Even when he is writing about royalty, as in his famous "The Madness of King George," his trick is to render monarchs as regular folk, real flesh and blood, feeling human beings.
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"A lot of it has to do with whether it's a native species of tree. Is it one of the ash trees or a cottonwood?" he said. "Some of those trees can sustain a lot of damage, and they can still be pruned up to keep."
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